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Trump to resume coronavirus briefings after hiatus

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President Trump seen through a window speaks with Dr. Anthony Fauci director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases in the press office at the White House

US President Donald Trump talks to reporters in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington, July 20, 2020.

"So I think we'll start that probably starting tomorrow, I'll do it at 5pm like we were doing".

Congress will return session this week as the coronavirus crisis many had hoped would have improved by now continues to worsen - and just as earlier federal emergency relief expires.

"Morning Joe" co-host Mika Brzezinski asked Pelosi about Trump's interview with Fox News' Chris Wallace and said the president did not say one way or the other if he would leave.

Trump said that the briefings would be a "great way" to get information out about the status of coronavirus vaccines and therapeutics.

"Dr Fauci's made some mistakes, but I have a very good - I spoke to him yesterday at length - I have a very good relationship with Dr Fauci", Mr Trump said. "In the history of cable television, there's never been anything like it", Trump told reporters. "It has nothing to do with if the certain occupant of the White House doesn't feel like moving and has to be fumigated out of there because the presidency is the presidency", House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi said in an interview with MSNBC.

By May, according to Business Insider Trump was making the comparison himself, specifically saying that, as a way to "circumvent the media", they are a good substitute for rallies while he can't hold large events.

A few weeks after the president stopped showing up for the briefings, they ceased altogether.

Very last Wednesday, just after likely a lot more than a month with no talking, Trump experienced a phone dialogue with Fauci, who arrived beneath withering attack by Trump's top rated aides for times before the discussion.

More than 70,000 new coronavirus cases have been recorded daily in recent days in the U.S. In all, more than 140,000 Americans have died from COVID-19, with more than 3.7 million coronavirus infections.

Although the administration advocated for states and localities to tailor answers to their individual requirements, instead than taking course from the White Residence, Fauci appeared to favor a far more unified strategy.

"The President's routinely focused on the coronavirus", White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany said on Thursday.

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