White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany has only been on the job for a short time, but already it seems she’s figured out how to deftly deal with the frequently hostile White House press corps.
Now she’s moving on to calling out Democrats for their false attacks.
McEnany eviscerated Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) for inflating the number of deaths from the Wuhan coronavirus and she pointed out how dangerous it was to spread such misinformation.
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From Daily Caller:
“I talk to Dr. Birx regularly. In fact, I talked to her just before I came out here because I had some questions about some funny numbers I heard from Senator Elizabeth Warren,” McEnany said. “I think it’s unfair to the American people to give inflated case numbers and mortality numbers, because it leads to those same Americans making the decision to not get a mammogram, to not have the cancer screenings they need.”
“Elizabeth Warren erroneously said there were 25,000 new cases today,” McEnany continued. “In fact, there were less than 20,000. Senator Warren said there were 2,000 deaths. In fact, there have been less than 1,000.” [….]
“I’d encourage our Democratic colleagues and all Americans to make sure we’re putting out there good information, because it does have consequences,” McEany said.
According to Nate Silver, there were U.S. reported 837 deaths and 18,000 cases Monday, the lowest for both categories since late March, according to 538 Editor-in-Chief Nate Silver.
That’s pretty despicable from Warren, who seems to be trying to audition to be Joe Biden’s running mate in all in smackdown with Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA). Does she want more Americans to die?
Not a good look to add more exaggeration to Warren’s resume which already has a heavy load of bull.
Democrats like House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Ca) have called the virus an “opportunity” to push their agenda but exaggerating deaths is a new low. There’s already enough legitimate questions about how the various areas are counting and entering their numbers without Democrats adding in more.
Plus the overarching reality is that the numbers of both new cases and new deaths have continued to trend down since about mid-April, according to Worldometers.