The president's suggestion on Thursday that ordinary household disinfectants will kill the virus proved to be so controversial that he walked his comments back by saying Friday he was being sarcastic. Trump's latest controversy has revived calls for the cable news networks to stop airing Trump's briefings live. "There has been a debate raging for a couple of weeks now over whether or not cable news networks should stop airing the live feeds of these daily rants disguised as press briefings. This moment, in a sane world, would end that debate," says Amanda Marcotte. "By running his "briefings" unmediated every day, cable news is giving Trump the trappings of presidential authority that, in turn, create the illusion that he's an expert whose advice should be trusted. Those trappings are incredibly powerful, especially for the nearly 63 million people who voted for Trump and dearly don't want to believe they supported an imbecile who advises people to inject poisonous chemicals. "
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