White House: ‘Science Should Not Stand In The Way’ Of Sending Kids Back To School

White House: ‘Science Should Not Stand In The Way’ Of Sending Kids Back To School July 16, 2020

Deplorable: Determined to send kids back to school no matter the danger, White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany argues that “science should not stand in the way” of sending kids back to school, later claiming that “the science is on our side here.”

The Week reports:

White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany suggested Thursday that schools look past science when deciding to reopen this fall.

President Trump, McEnany said in a press conference, is all for making sure schools are “open and full” this fall, with “kids being able to attend each and every day at their school.” “The science should not stand in the way of this,” McEnany continued, adding that it is “perfectly safe” to fully reopen classes and “science is on our side” in doing so.

The Guardian reports:

White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany defended Trump’s push to reopen schools, despite concerns about the spread of coronavirus in the classroom.

“And when he says open, he means open and full, kids being able to attend each and every day at their school,” McEnany noted furing her White House briefing.

“The science should not stand in the way of this,” McEnany said, adding moments later, “The science is on our side here.”

CNN reports:

White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany reiterated that President Trump supports opening schools fully, without any kind of remote learning in the fall, and she argued “science should not stand in the way” of that goal. “The science is on our side here,” she added.

Many experts worry about returning to classrooms not necessarily because of the risk to the students themselves, but because of the risk that children could worsen the spread of coronavirus by bringing it home to older relatives and because teachers and school employees would also be put at risk for serious illness.

Speaking at the press conference, McEnany said: 

The president has said unmistakably that he wants schools to open…When he says open, he means open and full, kids being able to attend each and every day at their school. The science should not stand in the way of this.

Later in the press conference McEnany added:

The science is on our side here.

Bottom line: White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany argues that “science should not stand in the way” of sending kids back to school, later claiming that “the science is on our side here.”

White House: ‘Science Should Not Stand In The Way’ Of Sending Kids Back To School (Image via Twitter)
White House: ‘Science Should Not Stand In The Way’ Of Sending Kids Back To School (Image via Twitter)

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