Kayleigh McEnany Says Trump Is ‘the Right Person’ to Brief Americans on COVID-19

White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany is expressing support of President Donald Trump delivering public health updates on the coronavirus pandemic.

During the White House press briefing on Tuesday, one reporter expressed concern about Trump’s reason for the resuming with briefings

She noted how he previously touted good ratings received when the briefings aired at the beginning of the pandemic as she raised questions about whether or not viewership contributed to his decision to resume.

The reporter also expressed concern about the president delivering health updates, without the presence of an infectious disease expert, based on previous remarks he has made.

From touting unproven drugs to suggesting disinfectant injections, the reporter noted how previous White House Coronavirus task force briefings caused multiple media firestorms

Despite past occurrences, McEnany dismissed concerns, as she explained why she believes the president is “the right person” to deliver public health updates to the American people.

See McEnany’s remarks below:

“Well, the president is the right person to give information to the American people,” McEnany said. “He was elected by the American people. He’s been a leader on this.”

She later reiterated, “He is the right person to give the information to the American people, and boy does he give information to a lot of the American people as noted by the ratings as he, himself, pointed out.”

McEnany’s remarks come amid mixed opinions about the return of coronavirus press briefings. The previous coronavirus briefings which were described as “propaganda-laden” and “off-the-rails,” led to daily fact checks and mounting criticism.

See some of the reactions below:

Prior to McEnany appearing at the White House press briefing, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, (D-N.Y.) took to Twitter with his concerns about the resumption of press briefings.

Deeming Trump a “threat to public health,” the high-ranking Democrat believes he should not “take the podium” during briefings.

Schumer tweeted, “When the coronavirus briefings resume, President Trump should not take the podium. Every time he takes the podium he’s a threat to public health.”

The president’s decision to resume coronavirus briefings come as the country approaches 4 million coronavirus cases. Nearly 40 states are also facing increases in cases, infection rates, or hospitalizations as the upcoming school year approaches.

Responses

  1. Obama is the first president to be on television daily. He was a total media whore. Now the Dems scream at the sky when Trump decides to do some daily briefings.

  2. The General Asswipe IS confused!!! Putting too much faith in Dr. Slouchy and the CDC incompetents, are what got us into to this mess!!

    Dr. Slouchy is a doddering fool that needs to be fired!! His phuckups are well documented. Trump doesn’t set health policy, the CDC under Dr. Slouchy does!!

    The General of Asswipes is a dumbass phuckwit that lets his TDS confusion obscure facts!!

  3. “He is the right person to give the information to the American people” K MacAnniny

    I am confused.

    King Donald The Loser got laughed off the royal stage because he was obviously NOT the right person to give ANY information to the American people.

    So what has changed since then, except for tens of thousands of more deaths and infections?

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