More Than 80,000 Sign Petition to Stop Networks Showing Trump’s Live Coronavirus Press Conferences
More than 84,000 people have signed a MoveOn.org petition urging TV networks to stop showing President Donald Trump’s Coronavirus press conferences live. The President has been holding daily pressers on the Covid-19 situation where he frequently lies or attacks the press.
The petition calls on CNN, ABC, CBS, NBC, NPR and Fox News to end their live coverage of the President’s daily updates and provide only relevant information from the events instead.
“President Trump is blatantly using the news organizations’ extensive, live coverage to freely campaign for a second term,” the petition says.
At Sunday’s presser, the owner of My Pillow argued that God had given the country President Trump and exhorted people to read the Bible.
We have dead bodies piling up in refrigerated trucks in Queens because the morgues are overflowing and the ‘my pillow’ guy is saying god gave us Trump at the covid press conference. pic.twitter.com/8nf5gUOlg1
— Secular Talk (@KyleKulinski) March 31, 2020
“It is wrong and dangerous to provide so much unfettered airtime to someone who is happily, shamelessly spreading terrible, damaging misinformation that is already costing fellow Americans their lives,” the petition says.
The petition asks that networks review the briefings ‘and have your anchors and correspondents quickly share appropriately edited valuable accurate parts.’
“Please stop covering the President’s daily live campaign rally (thinly disguised as a coronavirus ‘news conference’),” it says. “There is no need to do so.”