A number of main media organizations have declined to permit reporters to journey with President TrumpDonald John TrumpDes Moines mayor says he’s worried about coronavirus spread at Trump rally Judiciary Committee Democrats pen second letter to DOJ over Barrett disclosures: ‘raises more questions that it answers’ Trump asks campaign to schedule daily events for him until election: report MORE aboard Air Drive One to marketing campaign occasions in current days as a result of considerations a couple of lack of COVID-19 protocols noticed by White Home employees.
The New York Times reported Monday that The Wall Road Journal and The Washington Submit had joined the Instances in declining to ship reporters with the president in current days, forcing the White Home Correspondents’ Affiliation to hunt different journalists for White Home press pool duties throughout these instances.
Different retailers which have averted press pool responsibility in current days embrace BuzzFeed Information, Politico and Hearst Newspapers, in response to the Instances.
“White Home reporters had security considerations and weren’t comfy touring with the president right now,” stated Elisabeth Bumiller, Washington bureau chief for the Instances.
Reporters on the media retailers cited the failure by flight attendants, Secret Service brokers and White Home staffers to put on masks aboard the aircraft as a foremost motive for concern. Staffers have additionally been accused of returning to work earlier than the tip of two-week quarantine intervals following an infection or attainable publicity to the coronavirus.
White Home officers didn’t instantly return a request for remark.
Trump himself just lately returned to the White Home after a three-day hospitalization as a result of contracting COVID-19 and has been seen getting into the White Home and boarding Air Drive One and not using a masks.
The president claimed on Twitter on Sunday morning that he’s now “immune” from the virus, prompting Twitter to tag the tweet as deceptive.