Kayleigh McEnany Uses Looting To Defend The White House For Throwing A Christmas Party
White House press secretary and Donald Trump campaign spokesperson Kayleigh McEnany has taken a thinly-veiled jab at Black Lives Matter protesters in an effort to defend the White House holding their Christmas party amid the coronavirus pandemic.
During a press conference, McEnany responded to questions asking if it was responsible for the White House to hold such celebrations, despite medical experts repeatedly warning against large gatherings.
"If you can loot businesses, burn down buildings, engage in protests, you can also go to a Christmas party. You can celebrate the holiday of Christmas," McEnany said in a likely reference to the BLM protests earlier this year.
"You can do it responsibly, which is why the East Wing has noted that a lot smaller guest list, masks are going to be available, social distancing is going to be encouraged, hand sanitising stations, among other measures.
"But we will engage in the celebration of Christmas and there will be a Hanukkah celebration as well," she continued during the press briefing.
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Despite the protocols - as well as the fact that restrictions for indoor gatherings are meant to be capped at 10 people in Washington, DC - images on social media appear to show little social distancing between guests throughout the various White House holiday celebrations.
The backlash against the White House seemingly flouting Covid safety precautions comes following other news that Trump had hinted he would be again running for president in 2024 as he hosted the party at the White House.
"It's been an amazing four years," Trump told the crowd, which included many Republican National Committee members.
"We're trying to do another four years. Otherwise, I'll see you in four years."
The Trump White House itself has already been the catalyst for at least three Covid-19 outbreaks among staff and allies in recent months.
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