Jon Karl: Trump Disinfectant Comments ‘Caught His Team by Surprise,’ Convinced Many About ‘Scaling Back’ Briefings

ABC News chief White House correspondent Jon Karl said today White House advisors were convinced to scale back the daily White House coronavirus task force briefings after President Donald Trump’s comments about disinfectants.

On Friday, after a shorter-than-normal coronavirus task force press briefing in which the president did not take questions, Axios broke news that Trump is scaling down White House press briefings and “may stop appearing daily.”

Per Axios, advisors have “told him he’s overexposed and these appearances are part of the reason polls aren’t looking good for him right now against Joe Biden.”

ABC News’ @jonkarl says President Trump’s comments on disinfectants “caught his team by surprise and convinced many of them that this really
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