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Re: Trump Has a New Press Secretary: Kayleigh McEnany
« Reply #20 on: May 07, 2020, 12:37:02 PM »
What a burn! And a good point she's made - nobody knew the extent of COVID-19 in early March.

I mean, I guess the reason nobody knew anything is because her administration's defunded every federal pandemic response group we've got and then totally mismanaged the response once we knew COVID was here.... but if we just ignore all that, I mean, damn, she burnt him to a crisp!
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Re: Trump Has a New Press Secretary: Kayleigh McEnany
« Reply #21 on: May 07, 2020, 12:56:07 PM »
https://twitter.com/bryandeanwright/status/1258146664180854785?s=21

Ya gotta admit that was pretty good.

She asked the press for responses and this is from the Washington Post:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2020/05/06/mcenanys-slippery-defense-saying-coronavirus-will-not-come-here/

Some of the defenses are lame, some are not. 
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Re: Trump Has a New Press Secretary: Kayleigh McEnany
« Reply #22 on: May 07, 2020, 01:02:05 PM »
What a burn! And a good point she's made - nobody knew the extent of COVID-19 in early March.

She is not using media quotes from early March.  Some are from January.  She is making a false equivalence.   

And she is omitting important qualifiers like "for now".
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Re: Trump Has a New Press Secretary: Kayleigh McEnany
« Reply #23 on: May 07, 2020, 01:12:24 PM »
What a burn! And a good point she's made - nobody knew the extent of COVID-19 in early March.

I mean, I guess the reason nobody knew anything is because her administration's defunded every federal pandemic response group we've got and then totally mismanaged the response once we knew COVID was here.... but if we just ignore all that, I mean, damn, she burnt him to a crisp!

There is actually more funding under Trump

https://www.factcheck.org/2020/03/false-claim-about-cdcs-global-anti-pandemic-work/

“CDC did not have to cut back its work from 49 to 10 countries,” said Maureen Bartee, CDC’s associate director for Global Health Security, in a statement to FactCheck.org. “In the FY18-FY20 annual appropriations, CDC received base appropriations for global health security from Congress. This was used to continue the essential public health capacity development in the four core areas that was started in 2014 with the one-time supplemental funds.”

"CDC operating budget plans show that its funding for global public health protection — which includes global disease detection and emergency response and global public health capacity — increased from $58 million in fiscal year 2017 to around $108 million in fiscal years 2018 and 2019. (And that does not include any remaining supplemental funds available for use.) The increases included nearly $50 million more each year for CDC’s global health security initiatives.

Those amounts went up again in fiscal year 2020, when the CDC was awarded $183 million for global public health protection, overall, and $125 million specifically for its global health security efforts. For fiscal year 2021, President Donald Trump has requested that CDC funding for global disease detection and other programs be increased further — to $225 million total, with $175 million going directly to global health security.

With its current funding, Bartee said, the CDC is actually working in “more than 60 countries” — not 10 — to address the threat of global infectious diseases and outbreaks."

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Re: Trump Has a New Press Secretary: Kayleigh McEnany
« Reply #24 on: May 07, 2020, 02:54:15 PM »
What a burn! And a good point she's made - nobody knew the extent of COVID-19 in early March.

I mean, I guess the reason nobody knew anything is because her administration's defunded every federal pandemic response group we've got and then totally mismanaged the response once we knew COVID was here.... but if we just ignore all that, I mean, damn, she burnt him to a crisp!

There is actually more funding under Trump

https://www.factcheck.org/2020/03/false-claim-about-cdcs-global-anti-pandemic-work/

“CDC did not have to cut back its work from 49 to 10 countries,” said Maureen Bartee, CDC’s associate director for Global Health Security, in a statement to FactCheck.org. “In the FY18-FY20 annual appropriations, CDC received base appropriations for global health security from Congress. This was used to continue the essential public health capacity development in the four core areas that was started in 2014 with the one-time supplemental funds.”

"CDC operating budget plans show that its funding for global public health protection — which includes global disease detection and emergency response and global public health capacity — increased from $58 million in fiscal year 2017 to around $108 million in fiscal years 2018 and 2019. (And that does not include any remaining supplemental funds available for use.) The increases included nearly $50 million more each year for CDC’s global health security initiatives.

Those amounts went up again in fiscal year 2020, when the CDC was awarded $183 million for global public health protection, overall, and $125 million specifically for its global health security efforts. For fiscal year 2021, President Donald Trump has requested that CDC funding for global disease detection and other programs be increased further — to $225 million total, with $175 million going directly to global health security.

With its current funding, Bartee said, the CDC is actually working in “more than 60 countries” — not 10 — to address the threat of global infectious diseases and outbreaks."

I don't follow this much, but does this replicate the work of the WHO which he defunded?  The WHO funding was less wasn't it?

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Re: Trump Has a New Press Secretary: Kayleigh McEnany
« Reply #25 on: May 07, 2020, 03:42:29 PM »
... AND... she still avoided answering the question. No surprise.

Actually, she is still a pretty bright lady - but perhaps not bright enough to avoid being sucked into the Trump cult.

Or then again, she may well be simply giving Trump cult what they want to use them for her own ends. I think there is a name for people who do that. Time will tell.
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Re: Trump Has a New Press Secretary: Kayleigh McEnany
« Reply #26 on: May 07, 2020, 04:04:34 PM »
... AND... she still avoided answering the question. No surprise.

Actually, she is still a pretty bright lady - but perhaps not bright enough to avoid being sucked into the Trump cult.

Or then again, she may well be simply giving Trump cult what they want to use them for her own ends. I think there is a name for people who do that. Time will tell.

I’m not defending her or her intelligence. I shared a link to a tweet that made me laugh....some of you guys take this shit so seriously. And for what? Another cult on the other side of the aisle?

It’s absolutely mind boggling

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Re: Trump Has a New Press Secretary: Kayleigh McEnany
« Reply #27 on: May 07, 2020, 04:17:40 PM »
Actually, she is still a pretty bright lady - but perhaps not bright enough to avoid being sucked into the Trump cult.

She knows:
https://www.cnn.com/2020/05/07/politics/kayleigh-mcenany-trump-2015/index.html

But she'll take money too.

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Re: Trump Has a New Press Secretary: Kayleigh McEnany
« Reply #28 on: May 07, 2020, 04:18:09 PM »
What a burn! And a good point she's made - nobody knew the extent of COVID-19 in early March.

I mean, I guess the reason nobody knew anything is because her administration's defunded every federal pandemic response group we've got and then totally mismanaged the response once we knew COVID was here.... but if we just ignore all that, I mean, damn, she burnt him to a crisp!

There is actually more funding under Trump

https://www.factcheck.org/2020/03/false-claim-about-cdcs-global-anti-pandemic-work/

“CDC did not have to cut back its work from 49 to 10 countries,” said Maureen Bartee, CDC’s associate director for Global Health Security, in a statement to FactCheck.org. “In the FY18-FY20 annual appropriations, CDC received base appropriations for global health security from Congress. This was used to continue the essential public health capacity development in the four core areas that was started in 2014 with the one-time supplemental funds.”

"CDC operating budget plans show that its funding for global public health protection — which includes global disease detection and emergency response and global public health capacity — increased from $58 million in fiscal year 2017 to around $108 million in fiscal years 2018 and 2019. (And that does not include any remaining supplemental funds available for use.) The increases included nearly $50 million more each year for CDC’s global health security initiatives.

Those amounts went up again in fiscal year 2020, when the CDC was awarded $183 million for global public health protection, overall, and $125 million specifically for its global health security efforts. For fiscal year 2021, President Donald Trump has requested that CDC funding for global disease detection and other programs be increased further — to $225 million total, with $175 million going directly to global health security.

With its current funding, Bartee said, the CDC is actually working in “more than 60 countries” — not 10 — to address the threat of global infectious diseases and outbreaks."

I don't follow this much, but does this replicate the work of the WHO which he defunded?  The WHO funding was less wasn't it?

Idk about WHO but early on in the coronavirus news people (including democratic senators and representatives) were bitching and claiming that Trump banished all CDC emergency task forces etc. that Obama had started. It’s a load of horse....even the CDC themselves commented and said they are funded even more than before!



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Re: Trump Has a New Press Secretary: Kayleigh McEnany
« Reply #29 on: May 07, 2020, 04:24:48 PM »
I think they were talking about the NSC pandemic task force.