White House counselor Kellyanne Conway was asked about a valet to President Donald Trump who has been infected with the coronavirus, and she used the occasion to insist that reporters should “show respect” for Trump by wearing protective masks in the briefing room. On Fox News’ Outnumbered Overtime, anchor Harris Faulkner asked Conway about the report that a personal valet to Trump has tested positive, and whether it would change procedures to protect Trump.
“We all get tested routinely, and I think if anybody should start wearing masks, and showing more respect, it should be the media,” Conway said. Conway went on to add that reporters “don’t show respect when he walks into the briefing room, they don’t show respect by wearing masks around him,” then remarked that “a few do, but maybe they should do that, or maybe we should not think of having them there.”
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