Anti-Trump reporters are loving the economic devastation wrought by the government-imposed coronavirus lockdowns.
They’ve tried from Day One to destroy President Trump only to fail. Now they see the lockdowns as the silver bullet to take down the President.
But in a recent briefing Kayleigh McEnany silenced pro-lockdown reporters with this stunning rebuke.
White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany has earned her feisty reputation by continually fending off outright lies and Democrat attacks peddled by the Fake News Media.
During a recent briefing, one reporter tried to back McEnany into a corner on government-imposed lockdowns to fight the coronavirus by bringing up comments made by the Minneapolis Federal Reserve president.
The regional Fed president had called for a complete four-to-six week shutdown of the entire American economy to control the coronavirus.
McEnany quickly shutdown the suggestion, noting that prevailing scientific and public health recommendations – including those by Dr. Anthony Fauci – argued against the efficacy of a second shutdown.
“No. And I would refer you to what Dr. Fauci said back in May. He said, ‘We can’t stay locked down for such a considerable period of time that you might do irreparable damage and have unintended consequences, including consequences for health.’ And several of those consequences I’ve outlined for you before. For instance, the fact that, in any given year, you have 120,000 Americans who die from drug overdose or suicide. And we saw during the lockdown previously that we saw overdoses nationally jump by 18 percent in March and 29 percent in April, 42 percent in May,” McEnany stated.
Another reporter followed-up, demanding McEnany endorse a national shutdown if the coronavirus continued to spread, leading to a stunning rebuke from McEnany.
“I’m certainly not going to engage in hypotheticals, but, no, the President is not considering a national lockdown. What he is encouraging is mitigation efforts like wearing a mask, which is patriotic; like social distancing; and engaging in these really commonsense, safe measures to safely reopen and avoid the health consequences of a lockdown,” McEnany added.
Anti-Trump reporters in the Fake News Media are rooting for another shutdown because they know it would kill any chance of an economic recovery before November, spelling doom for President Trump’s re-election chances.
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