CNN correspondent Jim Acosta tweeted pictures from photographer Khalil Abdallah that confirmed the seats have been initially spaced a lot of toes other than each other earlier within the morning and have been later rearranged nearer collectively.
Trump addressed the brand new seating association amid his celebration of better-than-expected economic numbers. After applauding Florida for reopening components of its financial system, Trump turned his consideration to the White Home press corps.
“You’ve obtained to open it up, and also you do social distancing, and also you put on masks in order for you,” Trump mentioned, earlier than motioning on the reporters gathered on the White Home. “Even you, I discover you’re beginning to get a lot nearer collectively — seems to be a lot better, I need to say. Not all the best way there but, however you’ll be there quickly.”
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advocate everybody observe social distancing and keep at the very least 6 toes away from each other whereas exterior.The CDC additionally recommends that each one People put on fabric face coverings whereas exterior their properties, even when they don’t have coronavirus signs.
Whereas reporters wore masks on the Rose Backyard on Friday, Trump and different administration officers didn’t and didn’t observe social distancing.
The talk over social distancing has developed in latest weeks amid mass protests in response to George Floyd’s demise whereas in police custody. Now, some public health experts are encouraging Americans to leave their homes to protest racism.
Meridith McGraw contributed to this report.