Editor’s Note: Everyone’s got an opinion, but who has the facts? At LibertyNation.com, we like to say, “Truth is Making a Comeback because Facts Matter.” Each week, we cut through the noise to bring you some of the lesser-reported highlights of the president’s week.
Monday, April 27
President Trump hosted a teleconference with state governors before meeting with industry executives in the White House Cabinet Room. Among those present were representatives of retail giants such as Walmart, Walgreens, CVS, Rite Aid, and Kroger. The usual Coronavirus Task Force briefing was canceled, but Trump held a press conference in the Rose Garden. “Ensuring the health of our economy is vital to ensuring the health of our nation,” the president told reporters. “These goals work in tandem. They work side by side.”
Weighing into the fight over money for states that remained locked down by order of their respective governors, Trump tweeted: “Why should the people and taxpayers of America be bailing out poorly run states (like Illinois, as example) and cities, in all cases Democrat run and managed, when most of the other states are not looking for bailout help? I am open to discussing anything, but just asking?”
Tuesday, April 28
The president met at the White House with Florida Governor Ron DeSantis. Later, he met in the East Room with a group of small business owners and delivered remarks about the Paycheck Protection Program.
Wednesday, April 29
In the morning, President Trump spoke by telephone with Food and Agriculture Industry Leaders. He later met with John Bel Edwards, the governor of Louisiana. Later in the day, Trump met with industry leaders to discuss his Opening Up America Again strategy. As more details emerge about the case of former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn, Trump posted to Twitter a rebuke of CNN over their coverage of the matter: “.@CNN doesn’t want to speak about their persecution of General Michael Flynn & why they got the story so wrong. They, along with others, should pay a big price for what they have purposely done to this man & his family. They won’t even cover the big breaking news about this scam!”
Thursday, April 30
New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy visited the president at the White House. In the evening, the president delivered a blistering attack on the media via a series of tweets. He also tweeted about the cases of Roger Stone and former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn, expressing his anger at how the two men had been treated by both the Department of Justice and the media.
Friday, May 1
In the Blue Room at the White House, the president delivered remarks at the Presidential Recognition Ceremony: Hard Work, Heroism, and Hope. Immediately afterward, in the Oval Office, Trump announced that the Food and Drug Administration had approved the drug Remdesivir for treating Coronavirus patients. The drug is reportedly helping infected people to recover more quickly, thus reducing the amount of time they spend in hospital and also reducing the chances of more severe complications. In the evening, the president departed the White House and traveled to Camp David.