President Trump accused the media of wanting the economy to continue to get hit because it would be helpful at "defeating me at the polls." At a daily coronavirus briefing on Wednesday, the president admonished reporters that write "fake news" and told them they are lucky to have a group as effective as the White Houe coronavirus specialists or people "wouldn't even have a country left."
REPORTER: Mr. President you tweeted earlier linking the closing of the country to your elections success - Mac in November. Is this Easter timeline based on your political interest because - might
You--you tweeted you said that the media once the country to remain closed to hurt your odds that being reelected.
PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP: I Just so you understand--are you ready? I think there are certain people that would like it not to open so quickly. I think there are certain people who would like it to do financially poorly because they think that would be very good as far as defeating me at the polls and I don't know if that is so but I do think it is so that a lot of--that there are people in your profession that would like that to happen.
I think it is very clear that there are people in your profession that write fake news. You do, she does. There are people in your profession that write fake news. They would love to see me for whatever reason because we have done one hell of a job. Nobody has done the job that we have done and it is lucky that you have this group here right now for this problem or you wouldn't even have a country left. Okay. Go ahead and the back please.
The LameStream Media is the dominant force in trying to get me to keep our Country closed as long as possible in the hope that it will be detrimental to my election success. The real people want to get back to work ASAP. We will be stronger than ever before!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 25, 2020