COVID-19/PRESS SECRETARY/TRUMP PEOPLE: President Donald Trump’s spokeswoman defended White House plans to hold numerous holiday season receptions and parties despite the pandemic, saying that if it’s safe for Americans to ‘loot businesses’ then it’s safe for them to celebrate indoors.
“If you can loot businesses, burn down buildings, engage in protests, you can also go to a Christmas party,” White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany told reporters at a briefing on Wednesday [Dec. 2, 2020]…
The Washington Post reported Tuesday that the White House plans to hold at least 25 Christmas and Hannukah parties during Trump’s final holiday season in Washington. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has advised Americans that staying home during the holidays is the best way to avoid contracting Covid-19 as the virus surges around the country.”
-Justin Sink, “Trump Spokeswoman Says If It’s Safe to Loot, It’s Safe to Party,” bloomberg.com, Dec. 2, 2020