Peter Alexander 1 hour ago:   Wednesday Apr 1 - 9:12am RT @TODAYshow: "My advice to America would be that these guidelines are a national stay-at-home order."— U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams https://t.co/UWGtO2BpJO
Link to Image Peter Alexander 1 hour ago:   Wednesday Apr 1 - 8:51am Trump will *not* reopen Obamacare exchanges to allow a special enrollment period for uninsured Americans to purchase health care coverage during the coronavirus pandemic, per WH official.
Last week, Trump said: “It’s something we're talking to a lot of people about.” Peter Alexander 15 hours ago:   Tuesday Mar 31 - 6:44pm Trump, tonight: “Its not the flu. It’s vicious.”
Trump, 3 weeks ago: https://t.co/rTkHbrtFCJ Peter Alexander 15 hours ago:   Tuesday Mar 31 - 6:42pm Trump warns Americans are about to enter a “rough two week period.”
White House projects 100K to 240K deaths, total, in US if Americans keep following social distancing guidelines. Peter Alexander 17 hours ago:   Tuesday Mar 31 - 5:06pm TONIGHT @ 10PM: @SavannahGuthrie & @hodakotb anchor a live special in collaboration w/ Facebook, on @NBC, @MSNBC & @NBCNewsNow on the coronavirus pandemic: Expert advice from our Coronavirus Crisis Team, plus an interview w/ Dr. Fauci & performance by @jonbonjovi.https://t.co/spqhEfxH5S
Link to Image Peter Alexander 2 days ago:   Sunday Mar 29 - 6:05pm RT @Tom_Winter: The President of the United States, Donald Trump, says reporters should look into the use of use of masks by hospitals in New York which have gone from 10, 20 thousand per week to 200-300 thousand.
He asks, "where are the masks going, are they going out the backdoor?" Peter Alexander 3 days ago:   Sunday Mar 29 - 7:54am RT @NBCNews: Miami spring breaker, seen in viral video shrugging off coronavirus threat, has new message: "Life is precious. Don’t be arrogant and think you’re invincible like myself. I’ve learned from these trying times and I’ve felt the repercussions to the fullest." https://t.co/fmdlirxUnk Peter Alexander 4 days ago:   Saturday Mar 28 - 8:23am RT @TODAYshow: A Connecticut man had to be put into a medically-induced coma after he contracted the coronavirus. @PeterAlexander and @kwelkernbc speak to Chris Tillet and his family about his story of survival and hope. https://t.co/dlljTF7gks
Link to Image Peter Alexander 4 days ago:   Friday Mar 27 - 4:37pm House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was *not* invited to today’s emergency relief bill signing ceremony at the White House, per her spokesperson. Peter Alexander 4 days ago:   Friday Mar 27 - 4:06pm BREAKING: Trump announces he has implemented the Defense Production Act to “require General Motors to accept, perform, and prioritize Federal contracts for ventilators.”
Adds: "GM was wasting time." Peter Alexander 4 days ago:   Friday Mar 27 - 12:55pm Hey, students & teachers & others at home: Several friends have been asking if I would give remote tours of the White House grounds for their kids to help pass the time. Will do on IG @peteralexandertv at 3p EST. Stay safe and healthy! See you then. Peter Alexander 5 days ago:   Friday Mar 27 - 6:07am RT @jameshohmann: New York City EMS received 6,406 medical 911 calls yesterday. It was the highest volume ever recorded in the city, surpassing the record that had been set on Sept. 11, 2001. Peter Alexander 5 days ago:   Thursday Mar 26 - 10:53pm RT @carlquintanilla: Tomorrow’s @nytimes page one graphic:
Link to Image Peter Alexander 5 days ago:   Thursday Mar 26 - 10:25pm RT @MrRJervis: Death rate soars in New Orleans coronavirus 'disaster' that could define city for generations https://t.co/fXn7ozrFD9 via @USATODAY#coronavirus Peter Alexander 5 days ago:   Thursday Mar 26 - 6:05pm In the fourth year of his presidency, Trump again blames his predecessor for US' stockpile of supplies for dealing with a pandemic: "We took over an empty shelf." Peter Alexander 5 days ago:   Thursday Mar 26 - 4:15pm Amy Klobuchar shares good news about her husband, John: "He has coronavirus and has been in the hospital for pneumonia and low oxygen. He took a good turn, was just released and is now recovering at home." https://t.co/eC4kQWd9Xs
Link to Image Peter Alexander 5 days ago:   Thursday Mar 26 - 3:18pm Raises the question when the Trump administration will have a sufficient number of tests - and a standard that’s common and reliable - to be able to make these risk recommendations? https://t.co/vLy0EIsnL5 Peter Alexander 5 days ago:   Thursday Mar 26 - 1:58pm In new letter to governors, Trump says his administration is revising social distancing guidelines and working to classify counties as high-risk, medium-risk, or low-risk. https://t.co/xLle7XbHJA
Link to Image Peter Alexander 6 days ago:   Thursday Mar 26 - 9:54am RT @thelastanna: I am an emergency physician. My increased exposure means that I have chosen to isolate from my family, to keep them safe. This is how I see my daughters (pictured with their cousins, with whom they’re staying).
If I can do this, you can stay home.
Link to Image Peter Alexander 6 days ago:   Wednesday Mar 25 - 11:22pm RT @KellyO: “You don’t make the timeline. The virus makes the timeline.” — Dr. Anthony Fauci Peter Alexander 6 days ago:   Wednesday Mar 25 - 11:35am NEW: NY Governor Cuomo announces a hotline for those dealing with mental health issues due to coronavirus crisis.
Hotline: (844) 863-9314. And, it's free.
6,175 mental health professionals have volunteered to help. Peter Alexander 6 days ago:   Wednesday Mar 25 - 11:32am A FEMA employee who works in the agency's operations center at its HQ in Washington, D.C. has tested positive for COVID-19 according to an internal Tuesday-night email obtained by @nbcnews. via @strickdc Peter Alexander 1 week ago:   Tuesday Mar 24 - 3:07pm RT @jdawsey1: New poll from Gallup says 49% approve of the job Trump is doing as president -- tying for the highest of his presidency -- and 60% approve of his coronavirus response. https://t.co/OIBpqyGbF8 Peter Alexander 1 week ago:   Tuesday Mar 24 - 2:51pm RT @NBCNews: NEW: Coronavirus cases in US now surpass 50,000, with 637 deaths.
Highest state case totals:
• New York: 25,665
• New Jersey: 2,844
• California: 2,229
• Washington: 2,221
• Florida: 1,412
• Louisiana: 1,388
• Michigan: 1,328
• Illinois: 1,285
• Georgia: 1,026 Peter Alexander 1 week ago:   Tuesday Mar 24 - 1:46pm The focus, in the near term, per this official, is how to do this in phases, demographically and geographically.
The official says Trump didn’t just blurt out the Easter timeframe out of the blue, but that it’s a date he’s brought up privately with aides. Peter Alexander 1 week ago:   Tuesday Mar 24 - 1:40pm Re: Easter timeline. A WH official tells me Trump does *not* see that as a date by which he begins opening things up, but when the economy is speeding again. That means the loosening of restrictions would, under this scenario, still start much sooner. Peter Alexander 1 week ago:   Tuesday Mar 24 - 1:28pm NOW: Trump, on plans to loosen restrictions and restart the economy: "I'd love to have the country opened up and just raring to go by Easter." That's April 12. Peter Alexander 1 week ago:   Tuesday Mar 24 - 8:56am RT @NBCNews: BREAKING: Tokyo 2020 Olympics postponed over coronavirus concerns, Japanese PM Abe announces. https://t.co/6h5YY5q7TN Peter Alexander 1 week ago:   Monday Mar 23 - 9:40pm RT @JoshNBCNews: New: More than 2,400 NYPD officers are now out sick, or 6.6% of the department. 100 sworn members of the police force have tested positive for coronavirus, @Tom_Winter reporting Peter Alexander 1 week ago:   Monday Mar 23 - 9:17pm RT @ddale8: Asked about the proposed provision in the relief package to allow Treasury to dole out money to companies as it sees fit, Trump says: "Look, I'll be the oversight. I'll be the oversight." Peter Alexander 1 week ago:   Monday Mar 23 - 7:58pm NEW: Trump says @FLOTUS has been tested for coronavirus and is negative. Peter Alexander 1 week ago:   Monday Mar 23 - 7:52pm RT @PhilipRucker: Asked why Dr. Fauci isn't at today's briefing, Trump said, "He's not here because we weren't discussing what he's best at."
Fauci is best at mitigating infectious diseases, according to his credentials, and sits on the coronavirus task force. Peter Alexander 1 week ago:   Monday Mar 23 - 7:33pm Where is Dr. Fauci?
A WH official tells me "Dr. Fauci attended today’s Task Force briefing in person in addition to other White House meetings. As promised when we started Coronavirus briefings at the White House, we would be rotating briefers depending on the news of the day." Peter Alexander 1 week ago:   Sunday Mar 22 - 6:28pm Pres Trump, Sunday: “For those worried and afraid, please know as long as I am your president, you can feel confident that you have a leader who will always fight for you." Peter Alexander 1 week ago:   Saturday Mar 21 - 3:02pm RT @KellyO: .@vp@Mike_Pence just said to me as he left the briefing room, “Sorry for your loss” in apparent reference to the death of our @NBCNews colleague Larry Edgeworth who tested positive . On behalf of NBC and Larry’s family, I said thank you in return. Peter Alexander 1 week ago:   Saturday Mar 21 - 8:25am RT @TODAYshow: Longtime NBC News employee Larry Edgeworth passed away Thursday following complications from COVID-19. @PeterAlexander and @kwelkernbc share their memories of a caring and supportive friend and colleague. He will be missed. https://t.co/wgG8Nq5igI
Link to Image Peter Alexander 1 week ago:   Friday Mar 20 - 1:56pm I offered both Pres Trump and VP Pence an opportunity to reassure Americans.
Simple question: “What do you say to Americans who are scared?”
Trump, to me: “I say, you’re a terrible reporter.”
Pence, an hour later: “Don’t be afraid. Be vigilant.” Peter Alexander 1 week ago:   Friday Mar 20 - 11:50am Ivanka Trump in the Briefing Room. https://t.co/POSsjGXRSH
Link to Image Peter Alexander 1 week ago:   Friday Mar 20 - 11:25am Ivanka Trump "was tested [for COVID-19] last last week and received clear results today," I'm told.
She is working from the White House again today. Peter Alexander 1 week ago:   Thursday Mar 19 - 7:05pm TONIGHT at 10pm ET/PT: @LesterHoltNBC anchors a live special across @NBC, @MSNBC, @NBCNewsNow & @Telemundo Digital on the coronavirus pandemic. In collaboration with Facebook, the program will include expert analysis and health advice from our Coronavirus Crisis Team. https://t.co/DiWqagmETC
Link to Image Peter Alexander 1 week ago:   Wednesday Mar 18 - 6:30pm RT @kylegriffin1: NBC's Peter Alexander: "How are non-symptomatic professional athletes getting tests while others ... can't get them. Do the well-connected go to the front of the line? ... Should that happen?"
Trump: "No, I wouldn't say so, but perhaps that's been the story of life." Peter Alexander 1 week ago:   Wednesday Mar 18 - 2:45pm RT @NBCNews: .@PeterAlexander: How are asymptomatic athletes getting tested before others? Do the well-connected go to front of the line?
Pres. Trump: “You’d have to ask them...”
@PeterAlexander: Should that happen?
Trump: “No, I wouldn’t say so. But perhaps that's been the story of life.“ https://t.co/JpccJ9xyD8
Link to Image Peter Alexander 1 week ago:   Wednesday Mar 18 - 11:47am Socially distanced in the White House Briefing Room.
Awaiting President Trump now. https://t.co/3w0nUjqEXM
Link to Image Peter Alexander 2 weeks ago:   Tuesday Mar 17 - 6:09pm Love my Grandma Faye, who just FaceTimed with me and said: “Peter, I’m 102, but don’t worry, I’ve got no underlying conditions.” https://t.co/rMjEKKXh1v
Link to Image Peter Alexander 2 weeks ago:   Tuesday Mar 17 - 3:00pm Mnuchin: "We’re looking at sending checks to Americans immediately. Americans need cash now and I mean in the next two weeks."
At closed-door lunch that followed, WH told Senate R's if Senate acts fast, checks could go out by late April, per source inside.
h/t @LACaldwellDC Peter Alexander 2 weeks ago:   Tuesday Mar 17 - 12:48pm Dr. Fauci, with a powerful appeal to young people: “We can’t do this without the young people cooperating. Please cooperate.” Peter Alexander 2 weeks ago:   Sunday Mar 15 - 9:00am RT @mmurraypolitics: The headlines from the new NBC/WSJ poll when it comes to the coronavirus:
-- 53% of all voters are worried someone in their immediate family might catch it
-- 60% believe the worst is yet to come
-- 41% say their day-to-day lives will change in the future
March 11-13, +/- 3.3% Peter Alexander 2 weeks ago:   Sunday Mar 15 - 9:00am NEW: NBC News/WSJ poll:
Among all registered voters:
MOE: +/-3% Peter Alexander 2 weeks ago:   Sunday Mar 15 - 7:51am RT @DevynAlyss: Sharing our story tn...about how music is bringing ppl together even in times like these. There's power in music... a power to unite us all, I do believe that. Thankful for my fellow colleagues who also came to work 2day. We need journalism now more than ever. CC: @PeterAlexanderhttps://t.co/tEaaOC1rr8
Link to Image Peter Alexander 2 weeks ago:   Saturday Mar 14 - 6:21pm We’ll see your #SunshineSongs on @NBCNightlyNews tonight. cc: @Lin_Manuel https://t.co/XcwWBDdbHd Peter Alexander 2 weeks ago:   Friday Mar 13 - 4:27pm Trump, today: “I don't take responsibility at all” for slow rollout of coronavirus testing.
Trump, in 2013: 👇 https://t.co/IKZulvQOc4 Peter Alexander 2 weeks ago:   Friday Mar 13 - 3:42pm Ivanka Trump “worked from home tdy out of an abundance of caution” after mtg with Aussie official who’s tested positive for COVID-19, per WH.
“The WH Medical Unit confirmed, in accordance w/ CDC guidance, that Ivanka is exhibiting no symptoms & does not need to self-quarantine.” https://t.co/geTx9KfBTj Peter Alexander 2 weeks ago:   Friday Mar 13 - 11:56am Trump is expected to declare a national emergency today, to allow billions of dollars in direct relief to states to help address the coronavirus crisis, sources tell me & @HansNichols Peter Alexander 2 weeks ago:   Friday Mar 13 - 10:22am I asked Mnuchin about concerns re: possible supply chain disruptions for household goods, etc.
His answer: “There are areas in the economy that have been hurt. There are areas in this economy where this is the best thing that's ever occurred." https://t.co/8v636btHPu
Link to Image Peter Alexander 2 weeks ago:   Thursday Mar 12 - 12:05pm NOW: Trump, responding to questions about limited availability of COVID-19 tests: "Frankly, the testing has been going very smooth." Peter Alexander 2 weeks ago:   Thursday Mar 12 - 11:59am NOW: Trump on COVID-19: "We want to lose as few people as possible." Peter Alexander 2 weeks ago:   Thursday Mar 12 - 11:16am NOW: In the Oval Office, Trump, asked why European leaders were not consulted before he announced travel ban: "We had to make a decision, and we didn't want to take time." (via pool) Peter Alexander 2 weeks ago:   Thursday Mar 12 - 10:56am NOW: Trump: “The markets are going to be just fine.” Peter Alexander 3 weeks ago:   Tuesday Mar 10 - 8:46am Trump spoke with Saudi Crown Prince MBS on Monday to discuss the global energy markets, i.e. oil, per WH. Peter Alexander 3 weeks ago:   Wednesday Mar 4 - 10:49am Watch for Bloomberg to assist D’s in critical Senate & House races moving forward.
Field offices & operations nationwide
Staff paid thru November
Track record supporting gun control & climate Peter Alexander 3 weeks ago:   Wednesday Mar 4 - 10:18am BREAKING: Mike Bloomberg drops out of Democratic presidential race, endorses Joe Biden. Peter Alexander 1 month ago:   Sunday Mar 1 - 6:09pm NEW: Buttigieg will announce he is suspending his campaign tonight in South Bend, per a campaign aide. (via @VaughnHillyard) Peter Alexander 1 month ago:   Saturday Feb 29 - 10:45am @hylandgt@TODAYshow@PeteButtigieg@kwelkernbc He was asked that very question on MSNBC yesterday: “I'm not being muzzled,” Fauci said. “Everybody who gets on shows like this, you have a normal, I was cleared here, here I am talking to you, and I'll give you the whole truth the way I always have.” Peter Alexander 1 month ago:   Saturday Feb 29 - 6:32am This morning @TODAYshow getting a coronavirus reality check w Dr. Anthony Fauci & talking SC primary with @PeteButtigieg.
Good to be back from India & Orlando, with @kwelkernbchttps://t.co/kbvbbLF99p
Link to Image Peter Alexander 1 month ago:   Thursday Feb 20 - 6:57pm RT @KenDilanianNBC: A White House official tells NBC News @PeterAlexander that Richard Grenell will not serve as acting director of national intelligence for long. This official says the president will nominate a new director of national intelligence soon, possibly within days. Peter Alexander 1 month ago:   Thursday Feb 20 - 3:11pm Trump criticizes the jury forewoman in the Stone case as "an anti-Trump person," despite Judge Amy Berman Jackson today praising the jurors for their service and impartiality. Peter Alexander 1 month ago:   Thursday Feb 20 - 3:09pm Trump makes his first comments on Roger Stone's sentencing: "I have been following this very closely and I want to see it play out."
Adds, "Roger has a good chance of exoneration." Peter Alexander 1 month ago:   Thursday Feb 20 - 2:23pm In her remarks today, Judge Amy Berman Jackson praised the jurors for their impartiality. Peter Alexander 1 month ago:   Thursday Feb 20 - 2:20pm NEW: Roger Stone’s spokesperson calls on Trump to pardon Stone: “It falls on President Trump to use the power of a pardon as the final means of checks and balances to right this horrible wrong.” https://t.co/09klIw4cTm
Link to Image Peter Alexander 1 month ago:   Thursday Feb 20 - 12:34pm BREAKING: Roger Stone sentenced to 40 months in prison and a $20K fine. Peter Alexander 1 month ago:   Thursday Feb 20 - 10:29am RT @RichardGrenell: Correct. Acting. The President will announce the Nominee (not me) sometime soon. https://t.co/9ShqB2eXea Peter Alexander 1 month ago:   Wednesday Feb 19 - 6:21pm RT @JoshNBCNews: Breaking: Ambassador to Germany Ric Grenell to become Trump’s acting director of national intelligence, a White House official confirms to @PeterAlexander Peter Alexander 1 month ago:   Tuesday Feb 18 - 11:09am Jerry Rice & Ronnie Lott pay tribute to DeBartolo Jr. https://t.co/DWozSTPklQ
Link to Image Peter Alexander 1 month ago:   Tuesday Feb 18 - 11:07am Trump just signed an executive order granting clemency for Eddie DeBartolo Jr., former owner of the @49ers Peter Alexander 1 month ago:   Friday Feb 14 - 12:22pm BREAKING: Former Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe will not face criminal charges. His lawyers say the DC US Atty’s Office told them the case has been closed. https://t.co/Smp20qpADm
Link to Image Peter Alexander 1 month ago:   Friday Feb 14 - 11:54am The Justice Dept spokeswoman declines to comment on Trump's tweet, less than 24 hours after Barr urged the president "to stop the tweeting about Department of Justice criminal cases." https://t.co/zsB30ehgSW Peter Alexander 1 month ago:   Friday Feb 14 - 9:53am Bloomberg looking to out-Trump Trump on social media, shares this valentine. https://t.co/CAy1xVBzsV Peter Alexander 1 month ago:   Friday Feb 14 - 8:44am Responding to Barr rebuke, Trump insists he has the right to interfere in criminal cases, if he wants to - ignoring long-standing norms for a president. https://t.co/MyRd2QzV0B Peter Alexander 1 month ago:   Thursday Feb 13 - 6:25pm RT @KellyO: Thursday night sky...busy day at the White House. https://t.co/qh94RHpkO8
Link to Image Peter Alexander 1 month ago:   Thursday Feb 13 - 5:57pm NEW: Stephanie Grisham says, “The President wasn’t bothered by the comments at all and he has the right, just like any American citizen, to publicly offer his opinions."
Adds that he has "full faith and confidence in Attorney General Barr to do his job and uphold the law." Peter Alexander 1 month ago:   Thursday Feb 13 - 3:20pm The Pentagon plans to divert another $3.8B in military funding to pay for the construction of hundreds more miles of the president's southern border wall.
https://t.co/GStS94sChs Peter Alexander 1 month ago:   Thursday Feb 13 - 12:58pm RT @jonathanvswan: “Administration officials tell Axios Trump feels he’s surrounded by snakes and wants to clear out all the disloyal people.” https://t.co/ONjSE3tvPX Peter Alexander 1 month ago:   Thursday Feb 13 - 11:19am NEW: Trump to attend #Daytona500 this Sunday. Peter Alexander 1 month ago:   Thursday Feb 13 - 10:25am Hope Hicks is returning to the White House, multiple White House officials confirm. Peter Alexander 1 month ago:   Thursday Feb 13 - 7:51am John Kelly defends Lt. Col. Vindman: "He did exactly what we teach them to do from cradle to grave."
“We teach them, ‘Don’t follow an illegal order. And if you’re ever given one... tell your boss."
https://t.co/wRCT3ag8Or Peter Alexander 1 month ago:   Wednesday Feb 12 - 6:15pm Iowa Democratic Party Chairman Troy Price has resigned after last week's caucus chaos: "The fact is that Democrats deserved better than what happened on caucus night," he writes. Peter Alexander 1 month ago:   Wednesday Feb 12 - 3:29pm RT @karentravers: NBC's @PeterAlexander asks Pres Trump what lessons he learned from impeachment.
Trump: "That the Democrats are crooked. They got a lot of crooked things going. That they are vicious. That they shouldn’t have brought impeachment." Peter Alexander 1 month ago:   Wednesday Feb 12 - 1:57pm RT @mkraju: Asked Lisa Murkowski if Trump learned his lessons from impeachment: “There haven’t been any strong indicators this week that he has.” Peter Alexander 1 month ago:   Tuesday Feb 11 - 9:52pm RT @NicolleDWallace: Must read from my colleagues @carolelee@PeterAlexander@KenDilanianNBChttps://t.co/EoCvN6YnXs Peter Alexander 1 month ago:   Tuesday Feb 11 - 7:37pm Jessie Liu, according to a source familiar with the matter, says Liu never received the Roger Stone sentencing memo and had no involvement in the recommendation. https://t.co/icmMbNRiR8 Peter Alexander 1 month ago:   Tuesday Feb 11 - 7:36pm Source familiar says after Liu was nominated, she told the lawyers in the DC US Attorney’s Office that she would stay until she was confirmed. However, Barr asked her to leave around February 1 to ensure continuity in the office and she agreed. Peter Alexander 1 month ago:   Tuesday Feb 11 - 7:34pm President Trump is withdrawing his nomination for former U.S. attorney for D.C. Jessie Liu to serve as the Treasury Department's undersecretary for terrorism and financial crimes, a source familiar with the matter confirms. Peter Alexander 1 month ago:   Tuesday Feb 11 - 5:38pm BREAKING: Now, all four federal prosecutors on the Stone case have asked the judge to withdraw from the case.
Michael Marando joins the rest of his team including Aaron Zelinsky, Jonathan Kravis, and Adam Jed. Peter Alexander 1 month ago:   Tuesday Feb 11 - 4:47pm *Three* of the four career federal prosecutors who worked on the Roger Stone case have now quit the case -- one resigning from the DOJ altogether. Peter Alexander 1 month ago:   Tuesday Feb 11 - 9:21am Undercutting President Trump’s attacks on Bloomberg: his past praise of stop-and-frisk. 👇 https://t.co/N6afO2VpCy Peter Alexander 1 month ago:   Sunday Feb 9 - 11:13am Proud to support @CureStartsNow#TeamAlexis finding a #homeruncure for cancers starting with #DIPG.https://t.co/StaxDcfLlk