Annie Karni

Annie Karni


White House correspondent, New York Times. MSNBC and NBC News contributor. Annie.Karni@nytimes.com

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Earlier in the day, he sent a letter to all of the country's governors, which included a thanks for “stepping up to help America confront this unprecedented global pandemic.”

@ddiamond  gets results. "An attendant at the gym around 1 p.m. on Thursday also confirmed that the facility was open. But by 3:30 p.m. — after POLITICO had submitted questions to the health department — the gym was "closed until further notice."

Madonna called coronavirus "the great equalizer." Meanwhile, "it is already leaving poor and vulnerable students behind"

"Sit back and be proud of our country." - Trump's advice to kids crawling up the walls at home

Trump is leaving the WH for the first time in over a week today, to see off the USNS Comfort, even as travel is still discouraged. Trump said it was patriotic. Terry McAuliffe dismissed it as a "re-election photo op" that was a "total waste of time."

Now Is the Time to Take Care of Your Lungs.

Amazing to see how fast Trump's language filters down to his supporters. Reader email just now: "Be a little appreciative."

The Lost Month: How a Failure to Test Blinded the U.S. to Covid-19

Trump hyped the departure of the hospital ship, saying it will play a “critical role” in freeing up hospital capacity. But the Comfort has 1K beds. New York says it needs a total of 140K beds to treat patients w/Covid-19, and has about 53K in normal times.

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On a flight back to Baltimore. Flight attendant welcomes passengers flying to the “spectacular, beautiful, amazing city.” Passengers cheer.

Experts are not mincing words about Trump's Easter declaration: Dr. Keith Martin, who heads the Consortium of Universities for Global Health, said simply that if restrictions were lifted prematurely, “President Trump will have blood on his hands.”

Trump said it was his "great honor" to fund Great Lakes Restoration Initiative, "which you have been trying to get for 30 years." In fact, Obama always funded the program, and Trump's budget proposes a 90 percent cut. via

"The president didn’t meet a single storm victim, see an inch of rain or get near a flooded street." Via @jdawsey1 

“I arranged to have some contestants fly in,” Mr. Houraney recalled. “At the very first party, I said, ‘Who’s coming tonight? I have 28 girls coming.’ It was Trump and Epstein.” Me and @maggieNYT  on the Trump and Epstein relationship.

Trump has a habit of ripping up all of his paper -- his own "filing system" of sorts. Officials working in records management spend their days taping them back together to avoid violating Presidential Records Act

The canceling of the WH media christmas party was a story last year, and now it's just gone and it's not even a thing, like the press briefing and the NYT/WaPo subscriptions.

Mulvaney is saying that the press is now covering Coronavirus because "they think this will bring down the president. That’s what it’s all about."

Ivanka Trump to Help Choose New World Bank President. Interviews with candidates start tomorrow. Ethics watchdogs raise red flags. via

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