New Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany sparred with a reporter during a fiery Presser.
Donald Trump Jr. tweeted a clip and wrote:
This is amazing. Watch WH Press Sec @kayleighmcenany torch fake news media outlets on their BS propaganda and fake news “reporting.”
You made a comment, I believe on Fox, in which you said President Trump will not allow the coronavirus to come to this country. Given what has happened since then, obviously, would you like to take that back?
First let me note. I was asked a question on Fox Business about the President’s travel restrictions. I noted what was the intent behind those travel restrictions, which is we will not see the coronavirus come here, we will not see terrorism come here, referring to an earlier set of travel restrictions.
I guess I would turn the question back on the media and ask a similar questions. Does Vox want to take back that they proclaimed that the coronavirus would not be a deadly pandemic? Does the Washington Post want to take back that they told Americans to ‘get a grip, the flu is bigger than the coronavirus?’ Does the Washington Post likewise want to take back that ‘our brains are causing us to exaggerate the threat of the coronavirus?’
Does The New York Times want to take back that ‘fear of the virus may be spreading faster than the virus itself? Does NPR want to take back that ‘flu was a much bigger threat than the coronavirus?’ And finally once again the Washington Post, would they like to take back that ‘the government should not respond aggressively to the coronavirus’? I’ll leave you with those questions, and maybe you’ll have some answers in a few days.