As mainstream media ramps up attack on President Trump for refusing to cancel Christmas at the White House, press secretary Kayleigh McEnany defended today the President’s decision to host about a dozen Christmas gatherings in the coming days, in spite of Coronavirus fears that are gripping the nation.
During the White House Press Briefing today, a reporter asked if the White House is “setting a good example for the public” in hosting “holiday parties” at a time when the “CDC and other organizations are asking Americans to forgo those kinds of celebrations for their own safety.”
McEnany replied that if people in America have been allowed to “loot businesses, burn down buildings, engage in protest, you can also go to a Christmas party, you can celebrate the holiday of Christmas, and you can do it responsibly.”
The White House press secretary said that Christmas gatherings hosted in the East Wing this year will have various protocols in place because of Coronavirus.
There will be smaller guest lists, masks will be made available to attendees, social distancing will be encouraged, and hand sanitizing stations will be present. “But we will engage in the celebration of Christmas,” McEnany said.