‘Not Worth Time & Effort’: President Trump on press briefings after disinfectant gaffe

US President Donald Trump on Saturday said that his press conferences were not worth this time as he was mostly asked “hostile questions” by a section of American media.

“What is the purpose of having White House News Conferences when the Lamestream Media asks nothing but hostile questions, & then refuses to report the truth or facts accurately. They get record ratings, & the American people get nothing but Fake News. Not worth the time & effort!” Trump tweeted.

“Remember, the Cure can’t be worse than the problem itself. Be careful, be safe, use common sense!” Trump said.

“I never said the pandemic was a Hoax! Who would say such a thing? I said that the Do Nothing Democrats, together with their Mainstream Media partners, are the Hoax. They have been called out & embarrassed on this, even admitting they were wrong, but continue to spread the lie!” he added.

On Thursday, Trump suggested that doctors could explore ways of using disinfectants or ultraviolet light to treat people infected with the coronavirus through injection or a cleanse.

Trump later claimed he had been speaking sarcastically.

Coronavirus cases in the United States has crossed 900,000 mark, with the death toll exceeding 52,000 on Saturday.

New York remains the hardest-hit state with more than 250,000 cases.

Worldwide, more than 2.8 million people have been infected from virus and over 200,000 people have lost their lives.