White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany slammed the mainstream media for their double standard when it comes to health concerns for Donald Trump’s campaign rallies in comparison to how they’ve glorified Black Lives Matter protests.
During Wednesday’s press conference, McEnany was repeatedly asked about Trump holding a campaign rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma on Saturday despite concerns over the coronavirus pandemic.
McEnany responded by explaining that attendees will have their temperatures checked as well as having masks provided to them; when this did not seem to satisfy the liberal reporters, she went on the attack.
“While we appreciate the great concern for our rally goers, you should exhibit that same concern for the protesters who are out there not socially distancing in many cases,” McEnany said, going on to urge the so-called journalists to work on their “internal cohesion.”
One reporter tried to respond by saying that most of the protests happened outside while the rally was scheduled to take place inside, asking if the White House’s position was that events held indoors and outdoors carry equal risk.
McEnany, however, was not having any of it.
“It’s our position that the media should not be making decisions about their guidelines to us about social distancing based on political ideology or what they think is the worthiness of the cause,” she said, effortlessly shooting the reporter down.
“The media should not be making decisions about their guidelines to us about social distancing based on political ideology or what they think is the worthiness of the cause.”@PressSec calls out a double standard on large gatherings. pic.twitter.com/O6c1AHcf9s
— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) June 17, 2020
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Not stopping there, McEnany held up a copy of the New York Post, the front page of which showed a photo of thousands gathering in close proximity for a “black trans lives matter” protest in contrast with an image from a Trump rally, blasting the “sick hypocrisy.”
“This is okay,” the protest photo was captioned, while the photo of the Trump rally was captioned, “This is dangerous.”
Jim Acosta just repeatedly criticized Trump for his upcoming rally and how social distancing will be “impossible.”@PressSec then whipped out the front page of the NY Post showing that it’s only okay according to media for people to gather in groups when they’re in the streets. pic.twitter.com/0gurnhx0GT
— Caleb Hull (@CalebJHull) June 17, 2020
Despite these explanations, McEnany continued to be questioned about the safety measures of the upcoming Trump rally. She finally pointed out that attending the rally was voluntary, and that those who plan to go are well aware of the risks involved.
“When you come to the rally, as with any event, you assume a personal risk. That is just what you do. When you go to a baseball game, you assume a risk. That’s just part of life,” McEnany said. “That’s just part of life. It’s the personal decision of Americans as to whether to go to the rally.”
Once again, McEnany is showing the media that she is one woman that they do not want to mess with! Trump is lucky to have someone like her taking on the press and shutting them down every day.
This piece was written by PoliZette Staff on June 17, 2020. It originally appeared in LifeZette and is used by permission.
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