President Trump has a new weapon in his war against the press – brand new press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany.
McEnany took Nancy Pelosi and the Democrats to task during an interview with Fox and Friends recently. Several topics were covered, among them the WHO, Congress, Nancy Pelosi, and coronavirus antibody testing.
McEnany defended and affirmed the president’s decision to halt funding to the WHO earlier this week. Pelosi opposed the move and said it was illegal. McEnany struck back, debunking the idea that the halt is illegal, and pointing out that Congress appropriated the money for the president to apply at his discretion.
McEnany reiterated the argument for the halt, saying that the WHO politicized the coronavirus, covered for China and allowed the virus to spread all over the world. Not only should the US halt funding, but the president and all nations should hold the WHO accountable.
Congress is on an extended recess, and McEnany called them to get back to Washington D.C. and work with the president. She referred to the viral video of Pelosi showing off her expensive stash of chocolate ice cream stored in her expensive freezer and called Congress to work to fund the Small Business loan program which is running out of money. Congress needs to shoulder some of the burdens of the coronavirus mess, too.
When asked about coronavirus antibody testing, McEnany explained how much testing for the virus had been done, but was vague about the testing capacity. A new study out of Stanford University is substantiating the idea that many more people have had the coronavirus than were previously thought.
Antibody testing on a large scale will give Americans a better measuring stick with which to view the scale of the virus throughout the country, and it will affect the death rate numbers in the US.
At this point, it looks like the models used so far have vastly overestimated the number of hospitalizations and deaths due to the coronavirus without the antibody testing. Imagine what the numbers will be like when there is a clearer picture of the number of people infected.
McEnany seems an able defender of President Trump. It should be fun to see her take on the press.