White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany holds press briefing
Numbers that director, of the NEC Larry Kudlow shared, with you all yesterday that, the CBO, predicted, that, in the third quarter we will get plus twenty percent GDP, they predicted in q4 who. Will be at plus twenty percent GDP. And top economists, ed Hyman, says, that in q1 of 2021. He's, predicting, plus five and GDP, and this would put GDP, above, its 2019. Peak that's, right so pre coronavirus. Numbers. Should those predictions. Pan, out we, are back and we will be booming. Finally. Well, second, two finally, we are encouraged, that we continue to gather positive. Data on a number of therapeutics. Heparin. Dexamethasone, or, steroids, is as it's more commonly known convalescent. Plasma, and REM, desapear have all shown promise, in treating coronavirus, preliminary. Findings, in a large UK based recovery trial, found that when steroids were used, there, was a 30% reduction, in, death for coronavirus, patients, on ventilators, the. FDA is reviewing, this recovery trial, data now, additionally. On, convalescent. Plasma, there, is more encouraging news in partnership, with Mayo Clinic, the Trump administration moved. Very quickly on, this therapy, and its earliest days recognizing. That it showed promise, though. The met through that through, the FDA Mayo, Clinic, in the administration's. Work, in, our hand-in-hand, partnership. We've, found that this treatment is very promising, this. Has shown that the administration. Has left no stone unturned and, looking at every possible treatment at the very earliest stages the, lead investigator, of this Mayo Clinic, study dr., Michael joiner summed. Up his work and saying that convalescent, plasma, quote continues to look promising, and quote, noting, the quote, excellent, news of this study which, covered a diverse, population, of patients about 20%. Were african-american. Nearly 35 percent Hispanic. 5%. Asian and 40% women, prior. Experience. With respiratory viruses. And some data that have emerged globally, suggests. That convalescent, plasma, has the potential to lessen, the severity or shorten, the length of the, illness caused by Kovan 19, the, results for Mayo underscore. That promise, as you can see the Trump administration and. FDA led. On identifying, convalescent, plasma as a therapeutic, and the results are encouraging, finally. I wanted. To share some words from President Trump, Juneteenth. Reminds, us of both the unimaginable. And justice of slavery, and the incomparable. Incomparable. Joy that must have attended, emancipation. It is, both a remembrance, of a blight on our history, and a celebration of our nation's, unsurpassed. Ability, to triumph, over darkness, that ability is rooted, in the fundamental, goodness of America, and the, truths upon which we as a nation declared. And into. Our status, as the subjects. Of a monarch and emerged as a free and independent people. Those truths that all men are created equal by the hand of God endowed. By our creator with the right to life liberty and, the pursuit of happiness and, with that I'll take questions, Mario. Okay. Li wondering. Given what we're saying and markets. And they're. A little bit jittery given. A rise, in cases, any. Reason, why the coronavirus. Task force hasn't been coming out to update us will. They and, then, also have. They been consulted, on the rally for tomorrow, so the coronavirus, task force meets regularly they're, constantly, reviewing data they're constantly, working, with governor's, to ensure that we have safe free openings across the nation as for, coronavirus, task force briefings, those happen in the very early days of kovin, 19 and the pandemic, we were making major decisions, on travel. Bans major, decisions, on supplies, and PPE, and therapeutics. It was very important that those decisions be shared with the nation now we're in a more, regular routine, where when we see a spike, or an ember, as, the president, calls them were able to quickly go and put it out and we have that system in place we don't have regular updates, for you other than the updates I give you as news, merits and I'm regularly, in consultation, with dr. Burks and the others, yes. Okay. We have two questions for you first on the president's tweet this morning I run into Tulsa rally. Said what. Did he mean but we said that any protesters, wouldn't, be treated like, they were in New York Seattle, Indianapolis. It's the president indicated the, rice the right to peaceably, assemble, should, not apply to. His rally no, that's not at all what he was saying what the president was noting, is that they. Were inexcusable scenes, that we saw play out in New York and Seattle and, Minneapolis.
And That, we would not see Tulsa, Oklahoma, look that way as the mayor mayor Bynum. Noted, on individuals. From organized, groups who have been involved in destructive, and violent behavior and other states are planning to travel to the city of Tulsa for, the purposes of causing, unrest, in and around the rally and that was an unacceptable. Proposition. We will not see things like what we saw in minus' Minnesota, where rioters lit an autozone, on fire or. Also in Minnesota, where protesters, torched a police precinct, or in Seattle, where they've now set up a place, called chop they've taken over a part of the city anarchist, have or. The pillaging or the ambushing, of two NYPD police officers, who were on looting, watched one, was stabbed in the neck and then, shot. Two other officers who later arrived on the scene so those kinds of scenes are unacceptable, and we will not see that in Tulsa Okla. Know. When he was meeting or violent, protesters, anarchist. Looters, are the kind of lawlessness, that we saw play out before, President, Trump came in with the National Guard and calmed our streets with law and order and just a second, sorry I'm, dr., presence again tweet this morning that he's going to move ahead, with. Trying to end that program what. Is the timeframe on that when should we expect to see something from the department all this hearing on that and why is the president doing that even you know what he has conceded that he believes that the, immigrants. Who were brought here as children on the fault of their own should, be taken care of so first one note on daca one thing I would say about yesterday's, ruling is. That really, this. Was a situation where, you had all of the justices saying. That President, Trump was essentially, right on the law on doc I you had the majority in the majority opinion quote. The dispute, before the court is not whether, DHS. May rescind daca all parties.
Agree That it may be rescinded, the dispute, is instead primarily, about the, seizure the agency followed in doing, so so in other words I'm president, Trump was right on the law here it, was unlawful, the way President Obama went about this but as for the way forward I just. Was in and was speaking with the president and, the chief of staff about, this and we're looking at documents currently. And, we're going to move forward in a responsible, way and cure, some of the remedies and unlawfulness. That we see it with the previous memo that brought daca into place but we want to find a compassionate, way to do this so that's, the notes I have as to how we'll be moving forward Tristan Thank. You Kaylee now, that we're about twenty, four hours away from this rally tomorrow in Tulsa. You have the World Health Organization, directors saying that the world is in a new. And dangerous phase, in terms of Kovach cases, you have cases, rising, in Oklahoma, at the Tulsa mayor declaring, a civil emergency, given. All of this together are there any discussions any, reservations. Within the West Wing about going forward with this in, your rally tomorrow in a state where Kobe cases are on the rise well, first let me note about the civil emergency, Bynum, declared, a civil emergency after, law enforcement. Informed the mayor about the individuals, from the organized, groups that. I just noted who are intent on engaging. In destruction but, with regard to Oklahoma, I would refer you to governor Stitz comments, he said yesterday we went to Phase three on June first so we're 56, days, into our reopening, plan and currently we have under 200 people in the hospital, across, Oklahoma, and he welcomed the president and, his supporters for coming ok I guess my question is behind the scenes are there any White House officials. You, know just expressing, a bit of reservation, about going forward 24. Hours out so we are all on board with going to Oklahoma we're taking appropriate measures, like hand sanitizing, and temperature checks and mass being provided at the door but. I'd also note to you from the governor of Oklahoma that. He says that most of the cases he's seeing are in the 18 to 35, group where they're seeing a slight increase and. They are. Asymptomatic. Individuals a lot of what they're seeing and in addition to that I would also just note that, he said that this slight increase was expected, as they began to safely reopen, 56, days prior.
Yes. Yes hopefully, I'll let me get a twenty questions today how about that thanks, Kaylee uh will, any White House officials, be at the rally tomorrow there. Will be several White House officials at the rally those, officials, are for you to be there for, example I will be there you. And other White House officials be wearing masks at the rally it's a personal choice I won't be wearing a mask on I can't speak for my colleagues and, why won't you wear a mask is it sort of a personal, political statement, is it because the president would be disappointed, in you if you don't wear a mask it's, it's. A personal decision I'm tested regularly I feel that it's safe for me not to be wearing a mask and, I'm in compliance with CDC, guidelines which are recommended but not required if I could ask you about last, night the president tweeted, out some fake videos one. Of which was labeled. Manipulated. Media, by. Twitter why. Is the president sharing. Fake, videos, on Twitter about. Two toddlers, who. Are obviously, showing a lot of love for one another it, seems as though he's exploiting, children. To make some sort of crass. Political point, why is he sharing fake videos he was making a point about CNN. Specifically. He was making a point that. CNN has regularly, taken, him out of context, that, in 2019, CNN, misleadingly, aired a clip from one viewpoint, repeatedly. To, falsely accuse the Covington boys of being quote students, in maggie gear harassing, a Native American elder. That's. A harassing, video a misleading, video about children, I had really great consequences. For their future -, so you're saying it's okay to exploit. Two toddlers hugging, one another on. A sidewalk to. Make some sort of political point, I mean, as you know the president, has described. The members of the press as fake, news, during. The course of this administration, when, you share fake videos like that doesn't. That make you bake news I think, the president, was making a satirical, point that was quite funny if you go and actually watch the video I think. He was making some talking, making us it's here the the point is it was a play on Siena and repeatedly taking the president out of context like the time when you guys had a Chiron. That read Trump's lambs some illegal immigrants, their animals well, guess what the people we called animals were ms-13, illegal. Immigrants, who regularly, mutilate. People in this country, those things are kintyre, ly misleading. Refer. To some Mexico deliverances rapist he is trying to pass a Muslim, ban in this country, he has described. Black. NFL players of sons of bitches if they. Attempt. To justify. The misleading headlines, that are regularly, on your network like I was just walking in watching scene and as they lauded. The quote, rallies, in the, streets you. Gotta. Let me finish Jim this isn't a cable news segment I'm answering your question right, now from the White House podium, when, I walk, out of here, when. I when. I walk out here Jim when, I walk out here Jim and I see on your when, I see on your network. Celebratory. Headlines, about the rallies, and the protest outside you actually said protests, and rallies, so, in light, of a protest if these gatherings, happen in light of a protest or a rally as you say that, rally is to be condoned but not the president's, rally I mean it's appalling you have one, person on your network saying that, this is a celebration in, the streets a carnival-like, atmosphere there's. A guy with a sign that says free hugs, it's, beautiful, what's happening, in the streets there is music, people are hugging, you celebrate, hugging in the context, of a protest, but in a trump rally where we celebrate historic. Low african-american, unemployment criminal. Justice reform HBCUs. That, rallies not allowed because guess what Jim it doesn't. Fit the, ideological. Agenda of CNN, Peter, Alexander let me ask you if I can kidding why does the president keep hiring people who are dumb as a rock overrated. Way over their heads wacko, and incompetence, so, the president, makes hiring, decisions, based on the fact that he likes to have countervailing. Viewpoints, I spoke to him this morning about, the hiring, of John Bolton, in particular, and he said I like to counterbalance my, own opinion, with individuals, that oftentimes have the very opposite opinion of my own he likes the model of having a team arrivals like what we saw in President. Lincoln's administration, I've. Been a part of that I often see rigorous, debate and the president, uses his gut and makes the best decision, as to how to move forward so that's what, goes into his hiring practices, and I think the team of rivals was President Lincoln worked quite well it's, obviously value in hiring a team of rivals it's worked well in the past but then if you're gonna hire rivals, why hire, rivals who were dumb as a rock overrated, way over their heads wacko and incompetent, how does that help.
Prove. Those labels to be true and that's particularly, true and that's particularly. True, in the case of John Bolton, on who repeatedly. Praised the president, then, turned he's, been widely criticized, by the New York Times for. His book I think John proven, John Bolton has proven himself to. Have those labels as true. 20. Questionable applies to everyone yes, so I'll take the 20 questions if it applies to everyone I've. Only done two so far that for my third one I'd like to ask does, the president support Juneteenth. As a federal. Holiday and, yesterday, in an interview with, The Wall Street Journal this week the, president was speaking about Juneteenth, and he said that nobody. Had ever heard of Jim team what does that say about the president's relationship. To, the black community if, he would say that when, millions of African Americans in this country commemorated. Each year well, look what I would say is this president's routinely commemorated. Juneteenth, the, president, what he said is, what. The no, he did not say that as. Secretary, Carson emphasized, I talked to the president about the Juneteenth event I was pleasantly, surprised about how much he knew about it the whole history, of it he did not just learn about Juneteenth, that this week that's, simply not true and asked to Juneteenth there were a lot of people who didn't know what Juneteenth was and Google, searches prove that and you can see I looked at the chart on Google searches on Juneteenth and this year they, went like this and that's thanks to President Trump. An executive order in the coming day to suspend. Visas for foreign workers and any detail you can provide, in terms of what, types of visas for, how long that would last exception so I have no announcements, on that front today I'm aware of their reporting but no announcements, hey could I follow up quickly and ask if the president plans to take any health precautions at the rally tomorrow we. Are administering. Hand sanitizer, mask, to those who are in attendance do they decide to wear them and we are taking temperature. Checks, yes. I Bailey, on Arizona's. Scene searching, coronavirus. Cases as well as Texas and Florida does, the president think that they should all keep doing, what they're doing or, is he concerned about you. Know this rise in cases of how to stop that this is a state-led. Reopening, with the assistance of the federal government, and. Our, medical experts, so we're regularly, consulting, with each state it's their decision, as to whether they. Remain there reopening processes, but we're very confident, that they will be able to get it under control we've, had, CDC, deploy teams to four states and when we see these spikes and cases a lot, of times and were able to isolate them and stop the spread further so at the help of the federal government these states um should be able to safely continue reopening, though it is their decision whether to do so. Yeah. So on the mary trump book what I would say is this I haven't seen the book the, president hasn't seen the book so I'm not going to sit here and speculate, about what it may say or what it may not say. It. All it hooha, over Tulsa I mean this is the president taking a big risk this weekend, because if things go south on Saturday isn't. That gonna make it harder for him to schedule, rallies in the future look. I think that we are confident, that we can operate, safely in Tulsa there are active as I noted, at the beginning of this governor stit said under, 200, people are in hospitals, across Oklahoma. Most. Of those a lot of those between. The ages of 18 and 35, so, we're confident that we can do this safely and we're very much looking forward to going to Oklahoma Lodge on schedule more rally though y'all waiting to see how things turn out on Saturday, that would be a question for the campaign yes, yes. Thank You Kaylee to clear questions in, an interview, on NPR, on Tuesday dr.. Fauci said he hasn't spoken to the President and quote two weeks, why have they gone so long without talking and, is, this still, a priority. Absolutely. It's still a priority it's why the task force meets regularly the. President, has given that information the, vice president, has been leading on the task force and the president, ultimately makes, the decision its decisions. And it's constantly, kept up to date with the latest numbers and then the second question obviously, you, know the president is very against, violent protests he, spoke out specifically, against, empty, fascists, who've been responsible, for some of this violence but.
In Terms of his personal ideology, is. The president, and anti-fascist, the. President, is absolutely. Anti-fascist. What he's against also is lawlessness. He's. Against anarchy he's against what we've seen in our streets he's against the fact that you. Have in a city block in Seattle, multiple, city blocks taken over by. Anarchist. It's amazing, you have the Seattle police chief Carmen best saying, quote our 9-1-1. Response times have tripled in the area they've gone from just over five minutes to about 18, minutes there have been rapes robberies, and all sorts of violent, acts that have been occurring he's Against Fascism he's against. Anarchism. And, he is for rule of law in the American Way. Rolling. Back. He, said back in May. The, president knows. That the travel restrictions, were a very important, component to saving lives almost. Three million could have been could have perished and those, travel restrictions, were instrumental, in, taking. Early action, and saving, American lives he. Monitors, the data constantly, no, plans now as. To lifting those but. It's ultimately the decision, of the president he's guided by data and the safety, and health of the American people. They. Just announced that during. The negotiations. With secretary Pompeo they're, going to accelerate their advisees. One. Advise. Does. This mean anything for a potential Phase two deal obviously, this is all the coronavirus. Plan now. Since on that front I haven't spoken to the President on that specific, matter yes back, to daca, he would please after the Supreme Court decision, the other day the, US, Conference of Catholic Bishops issued, a statement I was reading briefly next. We heard the president President Trump to strongly reconsider, terminating, daca immigrant. Communities are really hurting now mr. Kovic 19 moving forward with this action needlessly, places, many, families into further anxiety, and chaos well the president considered the bishops appeal of this well, the president, said to me I'm going to take care of daca far, better than the Democrats ever, did Democrats, had two and a half years to make a deal on daca, they didn't do it he, wants to take care of these individuals but. It needs, to be done in a lawful way and it needs to be done in accordance with assuring. That our border is safe that, it's protected, that we have an end to lawless immigration.
And In US 13 and, the havoc that we've seen wreaked in this country, so he's for a measured, response and, he's, offered deals to Democrats previously, that have been rejected, so Democrats. Really seem to be using the daca recipients, as pawns and that is despicable. Given. That the campaigning, I had attendees, at the rally on Saturday, final. To identify the campaign, that they should get sick with coronavirus. With the president, consider starting or contributing, to a fund for the sick. Or the bereaved if we see a spike in cases come out of the rally segment I think, that's a hypothetical. And that's the speculative, question yes. Thank, You Kaylee I'm looking towards the election we know that the bimah campaign is pushing, back on adding, any additional debates, to this schedule how, many debates with the president, be willing to participated yeah, so the president, talked, about this yesterday the president, is. Happy. To debate when. Given, the opportunity right, now there are three debates and. He's, happy, with that but certainly if others were proposed he'd be willing to look at them and he very much looks forward to, those debates one. Thing I would note and, I think it's just very important, especially as, we go into the weekend and, we begin to look at some of the news coverage out there is that I would encourage all of you to, cover the protests, in the same way that. You covered the rally goers it's really quite, something when you look at this extraordinary video, by media Research Center and News Buster's, where, you have multiple host, on MSNBC CNN. And CBS boasting. About the quote massive, crowd I mean massive tens. Of thousands of people thousands, and thousands up to two hundred thousand people they. Exuberantly, exclaim. But then they have grave concerns about the size, of the Trump rallies, you, have MS, CNBC. Contributor, saying, social justice over social distancing. But when, the president looks to, celebrate. The accomplishments for minority and communities, in this country our, rallies, are derided as breeding grounds, for coronavirus. While lawrence, o'donnell, celebrates. Arm-in-arm protests, so i really, think that we should have internal. Consistency, here in the way we cover large crowds, we. Should be guided by science, not, cherry-picking. Science, as I see it all too often on the airwaves especially, from famine.