new video loaded: White House Press Secretary Claims Trump “Never Lied” to Public on Coronavirus
White House Press Secretary Claims Trump “Never Lied” to Public on Coronavirus
The White House press secretary, Kayleigh McEnany, defended President Trump when asked whether he knowingly downplayed the threat of the coronavirus, as reported in a new book.
“The president has never lied to the American public on Covid. The president’s been very — the president was expressing calm, and his actions reflect that.” “Did President Trump intentionally mislead the American people about the threat of Covid?” “Absolutely not. This president, at a time when you’re facing insurmountable challenges, it’s important to express confidence. It’s important to express calm —” “— is playing it down, is that expressing calm? It seems dishonest.” “So this president does what leaders do — good leaders — it’s stay calm and resolute at a time when you face an insurmountable challenge. That’s what this president has done.” “I think the bottom line here is that the president by his own admission — in private, on the record — acknowledged the depth of this crisis, and yet told the American people something very different. How is that at its core not an abject betrayal of the public trust?” “The president has always been clear-eyed with the American people. He was always clear-eyed about the lives we could lose — again from this podium, he acknowledged that this was serious back in March, that 100,000, 200,000 lives could be lost.”
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