Trump: WH Media 'Sitting Too Close,' 'We Should Get Rid of 75-80% of You'

By Michael W. Chapman | March 19, 2020 | 5:07pm EDT
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(CNSNews.com) -- At a White House press briefing today, President Trump repeated the importance of social distancing to help avoid spreading the coronavirus and told the reporters present they were "actually sitting too close" to each other, adding that "we should probably get rid of 75-80% of you."

At the White House, a reporter asked the president, "Members of Congress are now testing positive for coronavirus ... do you have any guidance for Congress?"

President Trump replied, "I know all of them. I don't know if they're sitting like all of you [journalists] are sitting -- you're actually sitting too close."


"Really, we should probably get rid of about 75, 80 percent of you" in the room, he said.

"I'll have just two or three of you that I like in this room," Trump said. "I think that's a great way of doing it."

He then pointed to one reporters and said, "You're actually much too close. You should move. You should move immediately."


"But look, look, I know all of them" in Congress he said.  "They tested positive. Hopefully, they're all going to get better. It's one of those things, you know, it's Congress." 

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