Trump chides reporters for ‘sitting too close’ during briefing: ‘We should probably get rid of about another 75%-80% of you’


The POTUS is being very generous. It should be more like 90 – 95 percent. The conduct of the MSM during this crisis has been utterly despicable. Even for them. They truly are the enemy of the people.

Related – The Media Are Embarrassing Themselves Over Trump’s Use Of ‘Chinese Virus’

Trump chides reporters for ‘sitting too close’ during briefing: ‘We should probably get rid of about another 75%-80% of you’

By Washington Examiner, March 19th, 2020:

President Trump chided reporters for sitting too close to one another during a press conference at the White House on Thursday and joked that the majority of them should leave the room because he doesn’t like reporters.

“You’re actually sitting too close,” Trump said. “You should really — we should probably get rid of about another 75%-80% of you. I have just two or three of you that I like in this room. … We just figured a new way of doing it.”

Trump was referencing guidance from U.S. health officials, who have asked that the public practice social distancing amid a nationwide outbreak of the coronavirus.

Social distancing requires keeping at least a 6-foot distance between people and avoiding groups of more than 10, especially in public places.

“You’re actually much too close,” Trump told reporters, some of whom left only one chair of separation between them. “You should leave immediately.”

Earlier in Thursday’s press conference, Trump joked that the media has been “nicer” to him after the federal government rolled out the new guidelines.

“I don’t know what it is, all these empty, these in-between chairs,” Trump said. “But it’s so much nicer, but I shouldn’t say that because you’ll get me.”

More than 10,000 cases of the virus have been confirmed in the United States, including more than 150 deaths.


Media Sit In Triggered Silence When Trump Tells 80% of Them To Get Out

Their faces are PRICELESS: "You are actually sitting too close. We should get rid of about another 75% or 80% of you. Just two or three that I like in this room. That is a good way to do it. But you are actually much too close. You should leave immediately."

Posted by Dan Bongino on Thursday, March 19, 2020

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