August 31st, 2020, President Annoying has decided to hold a press briefing.
The presser follows the briefing held by our resident liar Press Secretary McEnany.
Asked to condemn the actions of the 17 year-old accused of shooting three people, killing two in Kenosha, Wisconsin, she says, “the President is not going to weigh-in on that, you can ask him this evening, he may weigh-in further but at the moment he’s not weighing-in into that.”
REPORTER: Does the president condemn the actions of Kyle Rittenhouse, who is accused of shooting protesters?— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) August 31, 2020
McENANY: The president is not going to weigh in on that pic.twitter.com/MNaL1tkESx
Asked about a retweet of the Weekend KeyBoard Warrior’s from over the weekend, which suggested the coronavirus death toll was lower than 180,000 plus people she said he was just pointing out that the CDC says 94 percent of those who have died from coronavirus had underlying conditions.
REPORTER: Coronavirus infections have reached 6 million, over 180k dead. Why did POTUS retweeted a report over the weekend that suggests the death toll is way lower?— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) August 31, 2020
McENANY: He was referring to new info from the CDC that shows 94% of Covid fatalities weren't from Covid alone pic.twitter.com/0hT86FcKyq
CDC.gov posted to their website a Comorbidities breakdown in which they explain “For 6% of the deaths, COVID-19 was the only cause mentioned. For deaths with conditions or causes in addition to COVID-19, on average, there were 2.6 additional conditions or causes per death. The number of deaths with each condition or cause is shown for all deaths and by age groups.”
Apparently this is shocking news, even though, we heard this before back in April, May, June, and a bit in July.
April 8th, 2020.
It’s valid to wonder: Were Covid-19 not a thing, and said heart disease sufferer contracted flu and then died of a heart attack, would that have been classified as death by flu?— M. Joseph ✪ (@drmark__) April 9, 2020
Yes, yes, they would have been, classified as a flu death.
The death toll remains the same.
According to the CDC the death toll as of the last day of August is 182,622 Americans. As of this morning it was reported that the U.S. has passed 6 million coronavirus cases in the U.S..
Asked about what parents who are worried about sending their children back to in-person school, as the numbers of infections among young adults and children rise, she said there has been a “drop in cases,” adding, a quote from the CDC Director that said “we need to get on with it.”
Kayleigh McEnany on Trump's message to parents worried about sending their kids back to school during the pandemic: "We need to get on with it." pic.twitter.com/bzI4oTcuzh— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) August 31, 2020
On Monday the News York Times reported that “Since the beginning of the summer, every state in the country has had an increase in the number of young people who have tested positive for the coronavirus, as a share of all cases. In late May, about 5 percent of the nation’s cases were documented in minors. By Aug. 20, that number had risen to more than 9 percent.” The data was complied by the American Academy of Pediatrics.
I really have no clue what the Headcase will talk about today, today’s presser follows a meeting with Attorney General Dumbset Barr and a press event held by Democratic 2020 Presidential Candidate Joe Biden.