It has been said before, but it bears repeating: You are better off watching raw footage of the White House press briefings than trusting the word of journalists.
Put more simply, members of our vaunted Fourth Estate cannot be trusted to report accurately on this administration. They are just making stuff up at this point.
White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany on Wednesday tried to explain President Trump’s position that schools in the United States should reopen sooner rather than later.
“The president has said, unmistakably, that he wants schools to open. And I was just in the Oval [Office] talking to him about that. And when he says ‘open,’ he means ‘open in full’ — kids being able to attend each and every day at their school,” she told reporters at a White House press briefing.
“The science should not stand in the way of this,” McEnany continued. “And as Dr. Scott Atlas said — I thought this was a good quote — ‘Of course we can do it. Everyone else in the Western world, our peer nations, are doing it. We are the outlier here.’ The science is very clear on this — that, you know, for instance, you look at the [Journal of the American Medical Association’s] pediatric study of 46 pediatric hospitals in North America that said the risk of critical illness from COVID is far less for children than that of seasonal flu.”