White House Press Secretary Shreds MSM On Social Distancing Hypocrisy


White House Press Secretary Shreds MSM On Social Distancing Hypocrisy
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White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany shredded the MSM for their hypocrisy. The exchange began when CNN’s Jim Acosta tried to shame her over a Trump rally to be held Saturday in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

“Kayleigh, in the last day, 96 people in Tulsa have contracted the coronavirus. Wondering about this rally coming up on Saturday, will the President or the White House take responsibility if people get sick and catch the coronavirus at this rally on Saturday,” Acosta began.

After Kayleigh McEnany noted that temperature checks would be conducted with hand sanitizers and masks made available, Jim Acosta grumbled that the rally would not allow for social distancing. That’s when McEnany unloaded on him.

Partial transcript by Newsbusters:

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White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany: It’s a personal choice of individuals as to what to do, but if we want to talk about internal coherence, I believe that the media needs to work on internal coherence. This wonderful New York Post story. I don’t think Steven Nelson’s here, but good job to the New York Post, highlights the hypocrisy of the media where this is okay, protesting. This is not okay, Trump rallies. I mean, it’s really remarkable and I think the American people have taken notice when, for instance, NBC News tweets at 5:05 p.m. on June 14 “Rally for Black trans lives draws packed crowd to Brooklyn Museum plaza,” seeming to be lauding the protests and then less than an hour and a half later, they say “President Trump plans to rally his supporters next Saturday for the first time since most of the country was shuttered by coronavirus. But health experts are questioning that decision.” CBS had a similar logically inconsistent tweet.

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Jim Acosta: But these are protesters protesting against injustice, against racism and police brutality. This is a rally, a political rally. There — there are not going to be demonstrations for any kind of cause other than supporting the President and I go back to my original question: Will the White House, will the President take responsibility if there are people who catch the coronavirus and get sick?

Kayleigh McEnany responded to other MSM who tried to ask the same question, and, Newsbusters’ Curtis Houck said, finally expressed a degree of frustration with the Wall Street Journal’s Rebecca Ballhaus, guessing that hers was “probably question number ten on rallies and while we appreciate the great concern for rallygoers, you should just exhibit that same concern, for the protesters who are out there, who are not socially distancing in many cases and not wearing masks.”

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