Kayleigh McEnany White House Press Briefing – 1:00pm Livestream…

White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany holds a press briefing from the Brady room. Anticipated start time 1:00pm ET.

UPDATE: Video and Transcript Added


[Transcript] – MS. MCENANY: Hello, everyone. President Trump will participate in a roundtable to hear stories of families positively impacted by law enforcement. That will be taking place shortly after this briefing concludes. The President stands with our police officers, our men and women across this country who valiantly patrol our streets and protect our protect our citizenry.

This President stands on the side of law and order to secure peace in our streets. That has always been his priority, and remains so today.

Tragically, this weekend, we saw a devastating ambush attack against brave law enforcement officers in McAllen, Texas: Officer Edelmiro Garza, Jr., who was 45 years old, and Officer Ismael Chavez, who was 39 years old. And while responding to a domestic disturbance call, Officers Garza and Chavez arrived on scene to protect the people that they serve. They were met with gunfire. They were ambushed by a violent and dangerous suspect who horrifically shot before they even drew their weapon or had a chance to call for backup.

We honor the lives and the service of Officer Garza and Officer Chavez. This President will always stand on the side of law enforcement and the heroes who protect and serve.

And with that, I’ll take questions.


Q Hey, Kayleigh. Thanks so much.

MS. MCENANY: No problem.

Q As the number of cases and fatalities continues to break records, in the most recent interview President Trump did, he said, “We are going to be in really good shape,” in the next two to four weeks. Can you share what evidence he’s using to draw that conclusion? And what is the administration going to do differently in the next two to four weeks to stop the spread?

MS. MCENANY: So the one thing I would note is that when you look at the mortality rate, we’re seeing that our efforts here at the federal government have been working. And to give you an example of that, when you look at New York and New Jersey, there were 21 deaths for every thousand cases; 20 deaths for every thousand cases, in the case of New Jersey. Those were the ratios we were seeing just a few months ago.

Now, New York and New Jersey are down 1.7 per 1,000 and 1.8 per 1,000, respectively. And moving beyond New York and New Jersey, we’re seeing in Florida, for example — though they have 12 cases for every 1,000, it is 0.2 mortality for every thousand cases. In Arizona, 0.3 deaths for every thousand cases. So we are seeing that our therapeutics are working, that dexamethasone and convalescent plasma and remdesivir are working. And that’s something good and something that the President takes note of.

Q But two to four weeks is such a short time period. I mean, what specifically are you doing to stop the spread?

MS. MCENANY: There’s a lot. And I’m very glad that you asked that because it is worth highlighting the work that we’re doing each and every day. For one, we’re surging personnel to Arizona, Texas, California; we already have people working in Florida. Surging remdesivir to states that are seeing rising case numbers. We’re also surging testing supplies to decrease turnaround time. These are several action items that Dr. Birx briefed me on before coming out here.

And the White House will be going to several states this week. Dr. Birx, in particular, to Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina. We’ve sent 19 HHS teams to metroplexes; eight more coming this week. So we are aggressively on the ground reacting to this virus, and we’re encouraged to see the declining mortality compared to a few months ago.

Jim, I haven’t seen you in a few weeks. I’m glad you’re back.

Q Yeah. Thanks. Kayleigh, why is the White House trashing Dr. Fauci and sending out opposition research, like memos, to reporters?

The President has gone off on anonymous sources in the past. Why not have the guts to trash Dr. Fauci with your own names?

MS. MCENANY: So, President Trump — I’ll refer you back. There is no opposition research being dumped to reporters. We were asked a very specific question by the Washington Post, and that question was President Trump noted that Dr. Fauci had made some mistakes, and we provided a direct answer to what was a direct question.

Q Hasn’t the President made mistakes? He suggested at one point that Americans inject themselves with disinfectants, that sort of thing. Why not send out these notes to reporters, about what Dr. Fauci said in the past, with your names on it? They were sent out by a White House official. The President has said he doesn’t trust anonymous sources, and yet you were sending out these notes to reporters, anonymously.

MS. MCENANY: Look, I would note that in terms of the President and his record on coronavirus, he stands by the actions and the steps he’s taken in this historic response. You have Dr. Fauci who said that “the record of this President is impressive. I can’t imagine that, under any circumstance, that anybody could be doing more.” And those are the words of Dr. Fauci.

We provided a direct response to a direct question, and that’s about it. And to the notion that there’s opposition research and that there’s Fauci versus the President, it couldn’t be further from the truth. Dr. Fauci and the President have always had a very good working relationship.

Q And on just a separate subject, very quickly: Does the President or the administration plan to make it very clear to the Russian Federation that there should not be bounties placed on the heads of American soldiers serving in Afghanistan?

MS. MCENANY: We make that clear each and every day to every country around the world that this President will always stand by our law enforcement. No one has been tougher on Russia. What you’re —

Q Not law enforcement. I’m talking about military soldiers.

MS. MCENANY: What you’re talking —

Q U.S. forces overseas.

MS. MCENANY: Yes, of course. That’s what I’m saying. Our U.S. forces.

Q Not just any country. The Russians. Will you tell the Kremlin and President Putin —

MS. MCENANY: Each and every country. But what you’re getting at —

Q — not to put bounties on the heads of American soldiers?

MS. MCENANY: Of course. We tell each and every country that. But what you’re getting at is uncorroborated intelligence, and you’re treating it as if it were true. To this day, there are varying views on the Russian bounty intelligence — DOD, NSC, and the ODNI all pointing that out.

You know, I’m not going to answer a question based on unverified intelligence, but rest assured, every country in this world is put on notice that bounties on the heads of U.S. troops is unacceptable, and this President will stand for U.S. troops at home and abroad.

Q Including the Kremlin? Including the Russians?


Q Thank you, Kayleigh. Another — mentioned a quote from Dr. Fauci — another quote from him:
“When you compare us to other countries, I don’t think you can say we’re doing great.” Is there any reaction to that from the White House?

MS. MCENANY: When you compare us to other countries, we have the most testing in the world. When you compare us to other countries on case fatality rate, other industrialized nations, we’re very low and beating most countries, if not all, in Europe.

So we’re doing a lot on the world stage and a lot right. Noted that we were supposed to have a ventilator shortage, and as it turned out, the U.S. actually sent ventilators all around the world. So the U.S. response has been historic. And by several metrics, including the three I just mentioned, we’re beating the rest of the world.

Q Is Anthony Fauci —

MS. MCENANY: Kristin.

Q Thank you, Kayleigh. Could you just clarify the scope of Roger Stone’s clemency? A federal judge is asking for this. Does it only apply to prison time or does it also include the two-year period of supervised release?

MS. MCENANY: I don’t have the exact details for you on that, but I can follow up. What I will say is that the Roger Stone clemency was a very important moment for justice in this country. You had a completely bogus Russia witch hunt that found nothing. And in order to justify the waste of taxpayer dollars, you had Robert Mueller charging people with process crimes.

And it’s really curious to me that with Roger Stone — you know, he’s charged of false statements, but McCabe was charged of false statements, lying to federal investigators; Brennan, false statements to Congress; Clapper, false statements to Congress. But last time I checked, they didn’t have 29 FBI agents wearing tactical gear showing up there at their house in a pre-dawn raid wielding M4 rifles, sweeping across their lawn, as happened to Roger Stone. They didn’t have four agents using battering rams breaking down their front door over false statements. And they didn’t have helicopters hovering over their houses and two police boats that roared up.

Instead, McCabe and Clapper and Brennan and these guys are given lucrative contracts, books, contributorships. So there are really two standards of justice in this country, as Adam Schiff noted. Fortunately, he doesn’t have the facts to back up the way he meant that term.


Q But one more — one more question, if I could.

MS. MCENANY: Yes, Kristin.

Q The President retweeted something this morning, implying that he believes that — he retweeted something, saying that the CDC is lying about the coronavirus in order to hurt his chances of getting reelected. Does the President believe that the CDC is lying about COVID-19?

MS. MCENANY: The President, with his intent in that retweet, expresses displeasure with the CDC, some rogue individuals leaking guidelines prematurely. You had a 63-page plan that was leaked prematurely. He believes that that misleads the American public when there are planning materials released that are not in their fullest form and their best form. So that’s what he was getting at.

But overall, the notion of the tweet was to point out the fact that when we use science, we have to use it in a way that is not political. When you had 1,300 health experts sign a letter not to condemn large crowds of protesters, but some same health experts say churches need to stay shut down, or lockdown protests somehow don’t get the same First Amendment rights as the protest that we saw on our streets, we need to use science, lean into science, but not use it and cherry-pick it to fit whatever particular political persuasion is.

Yes, Mario.

Q So he has confidence in the CDC?

MS. MCENANY: He does.


Q Thank you, Kayleigh. Given what we’re seeing in Florida with the cases rising, is the President anticipating a scaled-down version of the convention next month? And if so, is that something that he would be content with?

MS. MCENANY: That would be a question for the campaign, but we still plan to move forward with the convention here at the White House. But for particularities, I would point you to the RNC and to the campaign.

Yes. Steve.

Q Just to close the loop on Dr. Fauci, does the President still appreciate the advice that he gets from him?

MS. MCENANY: Certainly. Dr. Fauci is one of many on the task force who provides advice. And I would note, you know, Dr. Fauci is an epidemiologist and infectious disease expert, and he provides his — his opinion there. You also have other experts like Dr. McCance-Katz who are behavioral — behavioral health experts who provide opinions about the holistic health of the child. And she’s been a voice for reopening schools, and the damage long-term lockdowns can do. You have Dr. Moncef Slaoui who is working on the vaccines.

So there are a number of scientists who are experts in various issues and various specialties. But the President takes the full opinions of the task force, and the varying opinion sometimes, and moves forward in a way he thinks is best for this country, like he did with the China travel ban.

Q And secondly, Kayleigh, the travel ban with Canada expires in about a week. Is that going to be extended? Are you talking about — talking with Canada about that?

MS. MCENANY: So no announcements now for our plans with Canada.


Q Yes, Arizona has more new cases of coronavirus than any country in the world — more than the European Union as a whole. So isn’t, by that metric, the United States not doing as well as other countries in handling this?

MS. MCENANY: No, because when you lead the world in testing, that means that you identify more cases.

Q But hospitalizations are up. Deaths are starting to rise.

MS. MCENANY: And I would note — well, you talk about deaths; I can give you that particular information, which Dr. Birx gave to me before running out here, which is: In Arizona, you have 17 cases per 1,000 population, and 0.3 deaths per population, which means our therapeutics are working and we’re in a better place today than we were before.


Q Kimberly Byrd, a schoolteacher in Arizona, died, however, when she as following all the rules. She wore a mask. She wore gloves. She was teaching summer school. She got it and died. Two other teachers got it and are ill. Her family, her husband, her daughter. I mean, how do you tell parents of schoolchildren that it’s safe to send their kids to back to school when something like that happens?

MS. MCENANY: Well, I would point you to the words of the CDC director, who said children are not very affected by this and typically are not spreaders in this. But I would also point to the consequences of staying closed. We have to look at the holistic health of the child.

And when you have, according to HHS, one-fifth of all child abuse cases being reported by teachers and educational staff, we cannot stay closed. When you have DC Family and Child Agency talking about a 62 percent decrease in abuse cases being reported, you cannot stay closed.

When even the AAP, American Academy of Pediatrics, talked about morbidity and mortality if school stays shut down, and 70 to 80 percent of mental — children with mental health diagnoses receive their care in schools, the consequences are grave if we stay shut down.

And there’s a way for essential workers to go back to work, just as our meatpacking facilities did. Just as you all in the media are essential workers, we believe our teachers are as well.

Yes, Katherine.

Q Thanks, Kayleigh. The administration has said that the goal of maximum pressure is to force Iran back to the negotiating table so we can get a better deal. Is that still the goal of maximum pressure? And in light of the reported new trade and military partnership between Iran and China, what evidence is there that the policy is succeeding?

MS. MCENANY: I have no information today to update you on our Iran relationship, which stays the same today as it has been.

Yes, Daniel.

Q Hi, Kayleigh. I have two quick questions. President Trump’s former Chief of Staff, Mick Mulvaney, who still has a role in this administration, he said in an op-ed today that we still have a testing problem in this country and that he and his son had to wait for five to seven days for results. If even President Trump’s former chief of staff levels this criticism, doesn’t that indicate we do have a problem with testing? Do you have a reaction to his op-ed?

MS. MCENANY: Yeah. A reaction is that we’ve tested — we lead the world in testing. We’ve done more than 40 million tests — that’s an extraordinary number. Admiral Giroir gave us an update yesterday that, on Friday, we did over 800,000 tests. We tripled — quadrupled the number of tests. This is his exact quote: We have — “And we also have 12,000 retail test sites that are there, and we’re surging testing in basically every specific county that’s having a problem.”

And Dr. Birx was just walking me through pooled testing, which will be a way to process tests at an even faster rate. So leading the world in testing, I would say, means we’re doing a pretty good job.

Q Does the President have any reaction to the Washington Redskins dropping their name today?

MS. MCENANY: Yeah, it’s a good question. You know, he made — I haven’t talked to him since this specific announcement has been made. I have talked to him, but not specifically on that.

But last week, his tweet made it clear that these teams — these teams’ name — their team is out of strength, not weakness. And he talked about the Washington Redskins and Cleveland Indians looking at changing their names. And he says that he believes that the Native American community would be very angry at this, and he does have polling to back him up. There was a Washington Post poll from a few years ago that 90 percent of Native Americans say they’re not offended by the name. It is reflective of a 2004 poll.

And the Washington Post notes that many of these Native Americans voiced admiration for the team name, like Barbara Bruce who said, “I’m proud of being Native American and of the Redskins. I’m not ashamed of that at all. I like that name.” Gabriel Nez, another 39 — 29-year-old from the Navajo community: “I really don’t mind it. I like it.” And there were several other comments like this in the Washington Post.

Q Kayleigh.


Q Thank you, Kayleigh. I have a question myself, and then, as the print pooler, I’d like to ask a question from a news organization that can’t be here because of social distancing.

My question: In February, when he was in Las Vegas speaking to Hope for Prisoners, the President said he didn’t want to use his pardon power on Roger Stone because he thought he’d be exonerated. That didn’t happen, and the President commuted the sentence. During the same event, the President said that he might give a full pardon to Jon Ponder, a convicted bank robber who served his time, turned his life around, and started Hope for Prisoners. Is there going to be a pardon for Jon Ponder?

And what about the more than 1,300 pardon applications sitting in the Pardon Attorney’s Office? Because there’s talk now that people don’t go to the Pardon Attorney’s Office; they go through the White House. Is that a good thing, or does it mean that only politically connected people can get pardons?

MS. MCENANY: So I have no update on Jon Ponder. It’s absolutely not the case that only those who are politically connected get a pardon. This President is the president of criminal justice reform. This President did the FIRST STEP Act. This President has fought for those who are given unduly harsh sentences more than any Democrat who like to talk about it but never actually did it.

And, in fact, when you compare the pardoning record of this President with past presidents, it’s quite striking that this President has given 36 pardons and commutations. President Obama gave 1,927. And when you look at the nature of some of the pardons given — let’s say, under President Clinton — you talk about politically connected pardons. Oh, it can’t get more politically connected with pardons than pardoning your brother, Roger Clinton, as President Clinton did; Susan McDougal, one of your associates who was pardoned for her role in Whitewater; Marc Rich, who gave $450,000 to the Clinton Library, or at least his wife did, donated $1 million to Democrat campaigns, and then he gets a pardon from President Clinton. And notably, a lot of these pardons were when he was going out the door.

So, this President has used it sparingly, and instead focused on criminal justice reform, helping those helping to rectify racial disparities in our sentencing. And Clinton and Obama, it appears, did a whole lot of pardoning and, in some cases, politically motivated, it seems, but didn’t do a whole lot to help the innocent people who have served their time and been given unduly harsh sentences.

Q I have a follow-up for someone who has —


Q — who asked me to ask a question because of social distancing.

This is from Jackson Richman at the Jewish News Syndicate: What’s the President’s stance on Israel planning to apply sovereignty at parts of the West Bank, and to Democrats — from Nancy Pelosi to AOC — who warned that such a move would undermine U.S. national security in the U.S.-Israel alliance?

MS. MCENANY: So I have no update today on the current status, but just other than the President has been a strong supporter of Israel.


Q Thanks, Kayleigh. We’re coming up on the three-year anniversary of the President tweeting he’d ban transgender people from the military in any capacity, which led to the policy currently in place. Last week, a group of 116 lawmakers, led by Congresswoman DelBene, wrote the administration urging them to lift the policy. Would the President reconsider the policy?

MS. MCENANY: I haven’t talked to him about that specific policy, but this President is proud that, in 2019, we launched a global initiative to end the criminalization of homosexuality throughout the world. He has a great record when it comes to the LGBT community. The Trump administration eased a ban on blood donations from gay and bisexual men, and he launched a plan to end the AIDS epidemic by 2030. So we’re very proud of our achievements.

Q Nonetheless — but nonetheless, the ban on transgenders in the military is still in place.


Q Thank you very much.

Q You have a Supreme Court ruling that anti-trans discrimination is a form of sex discrimination. We have an estimated 14,700 people in the military who identify as transgender. We have a poll showing upwards of 70 percent of Americans support transgender service. And we have major medical and psychological groups saying there’s no problem with transgender people in the military. So what is the reason for having the policy currently in place?

MS. MCENANY: I have no updates for you, but several of the events that you cited, like the Supreme Court ruling, I would refer you back to Justice Kavanaugh who has said, “We are judges; we’re not Members of Congress. Instead of a hard-earned victory won through the democratic process, today’s victory is brought about by judicial dictates.” So we’ll always stand on the side of correct statutory interpretation.

Q Kayleigh, thank you.

MS. MCENANY: Yes. John.

Q Kayleigh, thank you very much. Can you really — can you really say that the rise in testing accounts for the rise in the number of cases? Because the percentage of those testing positive has risen sharply.

MS. MCENANY: Yeah, so I would say to this, as we’ve always said: that there would be embers; there would be fires.

Q Is it still an ember?

MS. MCENANY: So we — we readily acknowledge the embers and the fires that are around the country, but we also note that it’s logic, basic common sense: When you’re testing more than any country in the world, you’re going to identify more cases. We’ve tested more than 40 million. That means we will identify more cases.

But when you see the fact that mortality has come down per thousand population, and in a way that it was — it was not months ago in New York and New Jersey, it means that we have become very adept at our therapeutics and our ways of finding people in communities rather than in hospitals, catching things early, and moving forward in a way that we know how to aggressively attack this virus and keep the American people safe.

Q And can I just follow up with the travel ban?

MS. MCENANY: Chanel.

Q Just, can I ask on the travel ban?


Q What is the rationale now for keeping people from Europe, Ireland, and the UK from the United States when they have a fraction of the number of cases that you do in the U.S.?

MS. MCENANY: The argument is we will always put America first.


Q Thank you, Kayleigh. If you will expand on the difference between this time last month and now, when it comes to framing the discussion about law enforcement — last month, the President hosted a law enforcement roundtable, and at that roundtable, he said that he would not support defunding the police. And yet, one month later, we still have Democrat cities doing so — disbanding their police, defunding the police. How does the White House feel it should frame the debate now, with regards to defunding the police, so that a reasonable discussion can be had with these Democrat cities who are trying to do so?

MS. MCENANY: Yeah, it’s a very good question. We know that in Los Angeles, when they announced they would be defunding their police department by 150 million, they basically, immediately after, saw a 250 percent increase in homicides. When you have people out there, like Representative Ilhan Omar, saying, “We have to completely dismantle the police” and “police are cancer,” this is not how we should be talking about our heroes.

You have, most egregious of all, really, Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez saying, Defund[ing] the police means defund[ing] the police.” She criticized, of course, the announcement of $1.5 billion being taken down from NYPD.

And this weekend, you know, when faced with — there were 28 shootings in New York, a 600 percent increase from this time last year — you have Representative Ocasio-Cortez saying this is just because people are trying to get food with their families. That is preposterous.

The reality is 63 percent of Americans in this country fear that criticism of our police departments will lead to no public safety in their streets, and 69 percent of black Americans. This is a real issue when you call our police “cancer,” when you talk about dismantling them. And then this weekend, in New York, you see a one-year-old killed in his stroller. His name was Davell Gardner, Jr. And that one-year- old will be in our prayers. Not only that — you see officers Garza and Chavez.

And to your question about how we should talk about the police and defund the police movement, the President stands against.

The two officers ambushed this weekend, one of them — Officer Chavez’s daughter wrote a very touching tribute online. She said, “Words cannot describe the pain I’m in, but I’m glad my dad is at peace. You were an amazing man and anyone who ever came across you knew that. I’m going to miss you so much. You died doing what you loved most. You died a hero.” And those touching words were written by Savannah Chavez, and I know she received vile and outrageous comments online that were absolutely atrocious for her touching sentiment to her dad.

I want Savannah to know: Your dad is a hero. His police department should never be defunded because most of our police officers are good, hardworking men and women, and heroes — much like Savannah’s dad. We’ll be praying for you, Savannah.

Thank you, guys.

END 1:49 P.M. EDT

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106 Responses to Kayleigh McEnany White House Press Briefing – 1:00pm Livestream…

  1. markone1blog says:

    Since we could be talking about obviously senile Democrats, have you heard what coronavirus did in Chicago, New York, and Houston (not stats on coronavirus hospitalizations or deaths, but things blamed on the disease)?

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  2. Mark W says:

    VIDEO: Jesse Watters Completely Destroys Democrats/Leftists Complaining About the Pardon of Roger Stone *MIC DROP*

    Liked by 9 people

  3. sunnyflower5 says:

    Inject disinfectants. FALSE!!

    Liked by 9 people

  4. sunnyflower5 says:

    Russia bounty— unverified. Again False, CNN

    Liked by 5 people

  5. Henry says:

    Lying asshole acosta.

    Liked by 10 people

  6. sunnyflower5 says:

    They didn’t have CNN filming the predawn raids.

    Liked by 1 person

  7. Eric C. says:

    I want to be able to watch these things and learn something; however, all I learn is that the “Press” only cares about asking “gotcha” questions and pushing the narrative of Orangeman bad.

    So disappointing there isn’t a real press. Obama got no tough questions. That’s all Trump gets. No fact finding and independent thought, just narrative shaping and “gotcha” sound bites.

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  8. sunnyflower5 says:

    Dr. fauci gives his opinions like everyone else.
    You know what they say about opinions.

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    • MVW says:

      All of Kayleigh’s talking points about therapeutics comes from the $Corrupt CDC, FDA, NIADA (Fauci) and never talks about prophylactics and EARLY pretesting use of treatments such as HCQ+Zinc and Ivermectin which in other countries has had blockbuster success.

      It is time to get opinions and data from those who are not $Corrupted by $BigPharma and their puppets.

      By the way, the media gets 70% of their ad revenue from $BigPharma, so a room full of media Harpies and Magpies all droning on with hate Trump narrative ‘questions’ about spun ‘epidemic’ is no shocker.

      It is time to cut $BigPharma advertisement to the ‘media’ and return to the days when drugs were not hawked on it.

      Only one question about the insanity of defunding the Police. The Hate the Police Totalitarian Media that is foreign and Globalist owned dominates the questions with their propaganda narrative questions. Isn’t it time to change that?????

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    • RobInPA says:

      Same thing that they say about ‘excuses’?!


    • They’re like sphincters – we all have one.

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    • free2313 says:

      You know what they say about opinions.

      REAL OPINIONS lie somewhere between

      FAITH; which is a belief that is intrinsically unverifiable and

      KNOWLEDGE; which has been verified and is no longer subject to individual interpretation!


  9. “Why Texas Governor Abbott ‘Face Mask’ Order is not What it Seems”
    By Dr Ron Paul, MD, US Army Captain (surgeon) and twelve term US Representative at RonPaulInstitute(.)org
    Remdesivir is big pharma palpatives with zero benefit > use CQ, HCQ, Budesonide or Ivermectin
    Kary B Mullis, 1993 Nobel Prize for his Polymerase Chain Reaction test said it is invalid for detection of SARS-COV2

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  10. “Fauci Knew About HCQ in 2005 ~ Nobody Needed to Die” by Bryan Fischer at JamesFetzer(.)org > NIH studies proved Hydrochloroquine prevented and cured SARS

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  11. Henry says:

    Nothing about that murdered woman by blm yet…..

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  12. Wow, she is just effin’ AWESOME !!!

    I hope Rush is paying attention.


  13. FrankieZee says:

    Kayleigh needs to keep bringing up the shooting deaths of people caused by these rioters.

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  14. Rikster says:

    Goebbels would be so proud of the modern “Media.”

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  15. tax2much says:

    This lady hits a home run every time she has a presser. Wish the President had 1000 more of her in his administration. Wouldn’t it be wonderful to see her as AG? Kicking ass all over the place.

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    • Right Mover says:

      She didn’t a home run today. More like a double. She let Acosta get away with the crap claim that Trump told Americans to inject themselves with disinfectant. I adore Kayleigh, but that was an egregious miss on her part not to push back HARD on that. She should have excoriated Acosta for that.

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  16. Right Mover says:

    Kayleigh, why didn’t you forcefully rebuke a-hole Acosta when he perpetrated this lie that “the President recommended that people inject themselves with disinfectant”? It’s one of the most egregious lies that the left and the MSM have repeated for the last three months, it’s complete B.S., and it needs to be forcefully shut down at every turn.
    I love the job Keyleigh’s been doing, but she let Acosta get away with something there.

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    • adagio54 says:

      I wondered this as well, but she did such an incredible job with everything else that I won’t fault her too much. My favorite of all was “The answer to that is always America First.”

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      • Carly says:

        Kayleigh didn’t want to wrestle in the mud with a pig. I think Acosta loads his questions with insults to derail her from her messaging and anything forward-looking.
        I didn’t understand, at first, why she let that go.
        But then I saw why, and now I see what a disciplined talent she has for letting that little snark die.

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        • All Too Much says:

          When you argue with a fool, it becomes hard to know who the fool is.

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        • Bromdale says:

          … otherwise known as “disattending”. The troublesome behaviour will self-extinguish after a little while. Kayleigh shows impressive mastery of the technique.

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        • Bubby says:

          Carly that’s a good point if she had then Acosta would have started an argument in an attempt to “derail her” arguing President Trump did recommend shooting up bleach. He’s such as ass! She took that sound clip away from Acosta good for her!

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    • emet says:

      She should have answered “Jim, the President meant that only you should inject yourself”.

      Liked by 5 people

    • “ ..she let Acosta get away withe something..” These scavenger news people don’ t ask questions. They give their little opinionated leftist speech. Then after their speech of leading and false assertions, they pin the tail on it all with ‘the question ‘.

      Liked by 1 person

    • tageweb says:

      Simple: “Never interfere with your enemy when he is destroying himself.” (or specifically with Jimbo: Do not interfere when he is making an Obvious A$$ of himself!)

      Liked by 1 person

    • Trygve says:

      Yeah, he never said “inject”. When Trump spoke, way back then, didn’t he say “disinfect internally”, or something along those lines? Big difference. This was after he’d been briefed on the technique where someone inserted a UV light into the lungs to kill the virus… which actually sounds like promising/interesting technique? I think Twitter accounts got shut down for even mentioning this story, correct me if I’m wrong.


  17. Marc says:

    Can someone on the Trump team tell Mick ‘Cantaloupes’ Mulvaney to keep his damn mouth shut for once? This many keeps making statements to the media that hurt the Trump administration and undercuts the President’s statements. He doesn’t need to tell these people about how long it took him to get results or ‘how the President makes bad hiring picks’. I suppose he could be talking about himself.

    He’s effective in his job and needs to be more like other Cabinet members that ignore the Fake News. No Comment is all you need to say.


    • Carly says:

      Who knows the credibility of the Mulvaney news. The media has a habit of twisting quotes and twerking the truth.

      Liked by 2 people

      • Marc says:

        “[Trump] didn’t hire very well,” Mulvaney said when pressed by CNN’s Jim Scuitto as to why many former White House officials have called Trump unfit, adding, “He did not have experience at running government, and didn’t know how to put together a team that could work well with him.”

        Why do I not hear this negative remarks about POTUS from folks like Eugene Scalia, Dr. Carson, or Betsy DeVos? They don’t feel the need to run their mouths about internal WH dynamics on CNN or MSNBC.


        • RobInPA says:

          Let’s break this Mulvaney quote down into two elements –

          “He did not have experience at running government. . .”

          Which makes PDJT an outsider, one who is not obliged or inclined to play by the traditional Uniparty rules of anti-Americanism.

          “and didn’t know how to put together a team that could work well with him.”

          Meaning, that PDJT does like to hire ‘yes’ men and arse-kisser’s, or people that do not wholly embrace MAGA!

          THIS is why PDJT was elected in 2016, and will soon be re-elected.

          Oh, and Mulvaney, he can treat himself to a YUUGE slice of STFU pie!! He probably feels so loved and adored now that the presstitutes will seek him out and covet his every anti-Trump utterance.

          Liked by 2 people

        • TwoLaine says:

          Jim Scuitto? I don’t trust a thing out of his mouth.


          • Marc says:

            Me either but sometime your own team needs to know when to keep things close to the vest and not do the enemedia interviews.


            • TwoLaine says:



              • Marc says:

                So, you want Team Trump talking to the Fake News every day and allowing their statements to be weaponized against the President? That’s ridiculous.


                • TwoLaine says:

                  It is what they do. It’s their job.


                • TwoLaine says:

                  How about you tee up the video for us.


                • Marc says:

                  I provided you with the quote so if you’re inclined to not believe that, then the onus is on you to prove me wrong.
                  But because I’m feeling generous, here you go.

                  Also, notice Mick said “these are people that know the President CAN be successful…”. In reality, the President HAS been quite successful but Mick doesn’t give him enough credit. CNN is corrupt enough for Mulvaney to not give them layups for soundbites.

                  Liked by 1 person

                • TwoLaine says:

                  That’s better. That’s how we operate in the treehouse.

                  I have no problem with this video or what Mick Mulvaney said. Anyone saying it is a problem is just, let’s say, blowing smoke. Trying to create fire where there is none, just as the Fake News CNN talking head is doing. Betrayal is a part of life in The Swamp. And, the good news is that everyone who is already booted is a draining of The Swamp.

                  President TRUMP has already, long ago, owned the downside on this non-issue. It doesn’t matter. Everyone he hires is temporary anyway and serves at the pleasure of the President. If they can’t/won’t do the job he requires of them, they will hear those two famous words “You’re Fired!”

                  Even Turtle has come out and said, tongue in cheek, that the President deserves to have the people he wants.



                • Marc says:

                  I’ve been on CTH for over 4 years so please don’t patronize me.


                • TwoLaine says:

                  Congrats! No one is patronizing anyone.


  18. Larry says:

    How many slaves do you think there are in New York City? Here is a report about Britain…

    Click to access It-Still-Happens-Here.pdf

    Do you think anyone is doing anything about it?


    • Sonia says:

      Illegal immigration does not seem to appear to be mentioned anywhere in the report – yet many of these ‘slaves’ will be in contract slavery or bonded labor.

      If you are looking for a root solution, follow the money…


  19. The beatings WILL continue until moral improves……….

    Liked by 3 people

  20. Clara says:

    Kayleigh was fantastic as usual. However, I agree with others here that she shouldn’t have let Acosta get away with his “injecting disinfectants” nonsense.

    In addition, when the reporter brought up the fact that a teacher recently died trying to teach summer school, I wish Kayleigh had known the details of that case, which were these: The teacher who died was 61 years old and suffered from diabetes, lupus, and one other major illness (I can’t remember the third one.) She was teaching the class online. She and two other teachers were gathering every day in a classroom to organize fun online activities for their students. No kids were actually present in the classroom. Thus they cannot be blamed.

    The important takeaway here is that when we talk about teachers and kids gong back to school in the fall, we’re obviously not talking about everybody. This 61-year-old woman (God rest her generous soul) was at very high risk of suffering complications from Covid-19. Thus, she really shouldn’t have been leaving her home, let alone gathering everyday in a classroom with other teachers.

    There are many teachers like her, with one or more major risk factors for complications from Covid-19. They likewise should not be returning to school this fall. They can be the teachers for the online classes, since we know there are many parents who will not send their kids to school this fall, regardless of what their school districts decide to do.

    Liked by 3 people

    • MostlyRight says:

      She also had asthma and was quite obese.

      Liked by 2 people

      • Judith says:

        My friend’s sister -in her 50’s- was a morbidly obese cancer survivor. She died on a respirator of SARS-COV-2 within 3 days of admission.

        Her family was not allowed to visit her. Horrendous!

        These high-risk people (the elderly, hospital workers, diabetics, asthmatics, those with heart disease, pulmonary issues, obesity..) should damn well take precautions, including keeping prophylaxis medications and treatments on hand. This plandemic is no joke!

        The rest of the world, however, should go about their regular business, while giving the high-risk population a wide berth.

        Liked by 1 person

    • Super elite covfefe999 loves her President! says:

      I’m just now reading about the AZ teacher who died. This People article has some details: https://people.com/health/arizona-teacher-dies-of-coronavirus-warning-against-school-reopenings/ You’re both right, she had some serious pre-existing health problems! Serious problems that are known to put people at high risk for severe COVID-19 complications. Her husband told CNN:

      his wife was prone to sinus infections, and also had asthma, diabetes and lupus. “I knew it was going to be rough on her.”

      And as pointed out, she was obese. And she was over 60. She checked a lot of risk boxes. Her husband knew she was going to be hit hard, she surely did as well. I want to know what kind of mask she was wearing. Was it a surgical mask which is intended to protect others? Or was it an N95 respirator, properly fitted, to protect herself? Did she wear eye protection?

      I’m losing my patience with vulnerable people who don’t do enough to protect themselves, and then Trump or the rest of us get blamed for it. In the beginning of the pandemic, obviously they had no idea how bad things could be for them. They know now. There’s just no excuse.


  21. Donna in Oregon says:

    I see the expression in Kayleigh’s eyes has changed. The Dark Night of the Soul is any time spent with the ‘Resistance’.

    Evil incarnate. The Yellow Stream Press serves the Father of Lies.

    “When I despair, I remember that all through history the way of truth and love have always won. There have been tyrants and murderers, and for a time, they can seem invincible, but in the end, they always fall. Think of it–always.”
    ― Mahatma Gandhi

    Liked by 3 people

    • Good quote and a very important thing to remember.

      We all need to get up each day and do the best we can to throw everything we have against everything “They” are doing.

      Every one has something they can do.


    • texasooz57 says:

      Interesting that you mentioned this, Donna. I noticed the same thing about Kayleigh’s eyes.


  22. Richie says:

    White House Press Briefings are the new Trump Rally’s

    Liked by 1 person

    • Crawler says:


      I don’t understand what these news media conglomerates think they can accomplish by inserting a gaggle of insolent cub-reporters into the White House press briefings to ask the same old, same old inane and tiresome “gotcha” questions.

      The media are our number one enemy right now as far as I’m concerned; and it’s why I refuse to watch or read anything they say or print.

      Liked by 2 people

  23. Pokey says:

    We already had our primary here in the 3rd District of Colorado. Our RINO Congressman, Scott Tipton, is gone. We have put Lauren Boebert, a gun toting Trump supporter, on the ballot. Now comes the hard part. We have to beat the Democrap slug in November or we come out in worse shape than we were in with the RINO representing us. Lauren is a very capable campaigner, but the Soros Gang of Marxists will be pouring big money into the race against her. She can use all the help she can get. Please send donations to her campaign. https://laurenforcolorado.com

    Liked by 2 people

    • texasooz57 says:

      Pokey, I can’t afford to send all deserving Republican candidates donations, but I can send the prayers. After all, little people have defeated giants before…David vs. Goliath. And little armies have defeated huge armies before…Gideon’s 300 men vs. the Midianites. So I’m convinced that with prayer and God’s help, victory if any disadvantaged underdog will be achieved. So I’m praying for Lauren’s victory. I urge others to do the same.


  24. TwoLaine says:

    Hey DumbHeads! We don’t want to stop the spread. We want the spread. We want big bad spread everywhere. Two weeks to slow the spread was so we could get our sh1t together temporarily across the country. We did that well over 100 fays ago.

    We have testing, We have ventilators. We have PPE. Everyone, please go get your Chinese virus spread NOW. Let’s make sure there is no one left to host the virus.

    Liked by 2 people

    • FrankieZee says:

      They cannot stop the spread no matter what they do. I just saw that the majority of people who tested positive have no symptoms. The CDC reported 60,469 new cases from yesterday and there were 312 deaths which puts the death rate at less than 1/2 of 1%.

      Liked by 4 people

      • TwoLaine says:

        EXACTLY! And they don’t need to stop the spread, even if they could and they CAN’T.

        BTW, new cases are not necessarily new. They are simply newly found cases. They could be from January for all we know. It is ridiculous to shut down anything or quarantine anyone based on newly found cases.

        We need this to touch everyone and then we are done with it. It has nowhere left to live.


        • mike says:

          Viruses carried and not cleared are just waiting for your resistance to fail further.
          Too little sleep, too little vitamin C and D, zinc etc.
          Enough of these and your body is more likely to clear.


  25. MicD says:

    Kayleigh is there a vaccine in the works for TDS?

    Liked by 3 people

  26. Bubby says:

    Why doesn’t someone say that all these positive tests mean that we are getting closer to “herd immunity” that we were told early on is the only way out of this pandemic? Now there is a panic over the positive tests results, how can the corrupt leftist msm have it both ways? Just wondering.

    Liked by 3 people

  27. Max says:

    Kayleigh is really awesome. She really is masterful overall in handling the gutter press. I do hope she gets another opportunity to slap down Acosta and correct him in the most embarrassing way possible. I agree with others she should have jerked him up short on his obvious lie regarding injecting oneself with disinfectants.

    Sometimes I wish she’d just listen attentively to one of his questions and just sigh and tell him, “you’re SUCH a boob”, before answering.

    It’s just a wish, but it would make such a great meme……

    Liked by 1 person

    • gabytango says:

      I agree with you are Jim’s disrespect and wishing Kaleigh would address his very calculated-for-maximum negativity, ugly words back in his face in the very intelligent and nice way she can easily do.

      Case in point is this question of his: “Why is the White House trashing Dr. Fauci and sending out opposition research, like memos, to reporters?

      I mean….”trashing??”….”opposition research??” My blood is still boiling.


  28. Eric C. says:

    Funny, I saw a “headline” come across local news app that one county in the area is activated “mobile” morgues due to spike in COVID deaths. I cleared the notification outta habit, but I wanted to go read it.

    Never found the “story” about mobile morgues, but came across and article describing how the Alabama Secretary of State announced no masks can be required at polling location despite several mask orders/ordinances. It said no in that it would appear as a “poll test” encumbering the ability of some to vote.

    Guess which story didn’t ever have an “alert”/“headline” pop up on my phone?


  29. sunnyflower5 says:


  30. PoxOnTheDnc says:

    Stunning (nothing to do with looks) this woman (the only adult in the room) should our next president she’s tamed the Lunatic media, unbelievable nothing shocking in the presser but she’s on in point 110% of the time, a pleasure to listen to the entire briefing so refreshing to here someone so prepared and able … just wow …


  31. Paul Colby says:

    There are 3 EQUAL Branches of Government yet only 1 has Term-Limits! ALL 3 need Term-Limits!


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