Did he really think that was okay to ask?
During a recent press briefing, a reporter from Politico decided to ask a question that would put Trump into a corner, however, White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany had the perfect response.
Ryan Lizza had asked McEnany, “What does the White House view, as having by Election Day, what does the White House view as the number of dead Americans where you can say that you successfully defeated this pandemic? Is there a number?”
Her response was, “Yeah, you know, every loss of life counts. We say 100,000, but like the president says, one death is something to be mourned. These 100,000 individuals have a face; the president takes this very seriously; it’s why he lowered the flag to half-staff for three days to remember these men and women.”
He then repeated his question which prompted McEnany to say, “I answered your question once, but if you ask it twice it doesn’t make it any better of a question so I’ll respond in kind. I’ve given you one answer; I’ll continue to extrapolate upon that, that he always listened to the science. The president, when Dr. Fauci and Dr. Birx said, ‘You need to shut down the economy,’ that was hard for the president.”
A reporter just repeatedly asked how many “dead Americans” we should “tolerate”?
— Caleb Hull (@CalebJHull) May 26, 2020
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