Tag Archives: White House

Pennsylvania PPE Factory Asks Trump Not To Visit

The Washington Post reports: President Trump was pushing to get out in the public eye in recent weeks and tout his leadership during the pandemic, and White House staff thought they had hit on the ideal event: a presidential visit to thank the Pennsylvania factory workers who had recently taken herculean steps to ramp up U.S. supplies of protective equipment. …

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WH Officials Ordered To Wear Masks In Public Spaces

The Washington Post reports: Most White House officials will be asked to wear masks or face coverings in public spaces on complex grounds, a move to prevent the novel coronavirus from spreading further inside the presidential compound, according to three administration officials with knowledge of a directive to be issued Monday. The request does not apply to offices, however, and …

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Secret Service To Wear Masks When Around Trump

ABC News reports: Secret Service agents close to the president and in the vicinity of the Oval Office will begin wearing face masks, sources said. The Secret Service declined to comment Sunday night. Some agents already on the ground during Trump’s Arizona trip last week were seen wearing face masks. White House chief of staff Mark Meadows said on Friday …

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WH Tightens Precautions After COVID Strikes Staffers

USA Today reports: With coronavirus exposure arriving in the West Wing, the White House is taking extra precautions to ensure the safety of the president and his staff after two administration aides tested positive for the coronavirus. President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence will be tested daily for the virus, as will every staff member in close proximity …

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Spox Denies Report Mike Pence Is Self-Quarantining

NBC News reports: Vice President Mike Pence was putting “a little distance” between himself and others this weekend after a staffer tested positive for COVID-19, a senior administration official told NBC News. The official said that Pence would take the advice of the White House medical unit and that he continues to test negative for the virus. The vice president …

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Pence Self-Isolates After His Press Sec Tests COVID+

Bloomberg News reports: Vice President Mike Pence is self-isolating away from the White House following his press secretary’s diagnosis of Covid-19 on Friday, said three people familiar with the situation. The vice president didn’t attend a meeting on Saturday with President Donald Trump and top military officials. Pence tested negative for coronavirus infection on Sunday, one of the people said. …

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WH Advisor: Scary To Work There After COVID Cases

The Hill reports: President Trump economic adviser Kevin Hassett said Sunday that it is “scary” working at the White House after two staff members tested positive for COVID-19 last week. “It is scary to go to work,” Hassett told CBS’s Face The Nation. “I think that I’d be a lot safer if I was sitting at home than I would …

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Top Health Officials Self-Isolate After COVID Hits WH

The Washington Post reports: Three of the country’s highest ranking health officials are self-quarantining after two White House aides tested positive for the novel coronavirus, hobbling the administration’s pandemic task force as President Trump pushes to restart the economy. Anthony S. Fauci, the government’s top infectious diseases official, will work partially from home and take other precautions after a “low …

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Ivanka’s Assistant Tests COVID+, No Recent Contact

Business Insider reports: Ivanka Trump’s personal assistant has tested positive for the coronavirus, CNN’s Kaitlan Collins reported. The assistant has reportedly not been around the first daughter in several weeks and has been working remotely. Collins reported that both Trump and her husband, Jared Kushner, tested negative on Friday. Earlier this week, one of President Donald Trump’s Oval Office valets …

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Emails Show Top WH Officials Buried CDC Guidelines

The Associated Press reports: The decision to shelve detailed advice from the nation’s top disease control experts for reopening communities during the coronavirus pandemic came from the highest levels of the White House, according to internal government emails obtained by The Associated Press. The files also show that after the AP reported Thursday that the guidance document had been buried, …

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Press Sec Kayleigh McEnany: I’d Been Brainwashed By CNN When I Called Trump “Racist And Hateful” [VIDEO]

Talking Points Memo reports: During a White House press briefing Friday, PBS White House correspondent Yamiche Alcindor asked McEnany whether she still believed the comments Trump made in 2015 on the campaign trail were “racist.” “In 2015, shortly after the president said that some Mexican immigrants were rapists and criminals, you said that that language was racist and hateful. Do …

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LIVE VIDEO: Lie-Filled White House Press Briefing

Forbes reports: Trump’s newly appointed press secretary, Kayleigh McEnany, opened her first press briefing on Friday with a promise: “I will never lie to you, you have my word on that.” Sean Spicer, Sarah Sanders, and Stephanie Grisham have all served under Trump as press secretary. McEnany follows Grisham, who is now returning to the East Wing to work as …

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Trump’s New Press Sec Once Called Him Racist [VIDEO]

CNN reports: New White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany was a harsh critic of then-candidate Donald Trump before she became a fierce advocate for him, including calling comments he made about Mexican immigrants in 2015 “racist.” Before becoming a prominent pro-Trump commentator during his first campaign, McEnany said it was “unfortunate” and “inauthentic” to call him a Republican. McEnany made …

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Scamvangelist Paula White “Prophesies Victory” For Trump On National Day Of Prayer: “You Will Recover All”

“President Trump, one last word. Like David, who had had victory after victory after victory after victory, would face his biggest battle – it was called Ziklag – and they would take his wives and his children and the city would be burned down. “And he cried and he wept, and he began to pray out to God, and God …

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Trump: Me Wearing A Mask Sends The Wrong Message

NBC News reports: President Donald Trump has been mask averse for weeks. Within minutes of the CDC announcing its updated mask recommendations last month, the president said, “I don’t think that I’m going to be doing it.” Trump has told advisers that he believes wearing one would “send the wrong message,” according to one administration and two campaign officials not …

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Military “Personal Valet” To Trump Tests COVID+

CNN reports: A member of the US Navy who serves as one of President Donald Trump’s personal valets has tested positive for coronavirus, CNN has learned Thursday, raising concerns about the President’s possible exposure to the virus. The valets are members of an elite military unit dedicated to the White House and often work very close to the President and …

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Trump Tells Nurse That PPE Shortages Are “Fake News”

CBS News reports: President Trump attempted to correct a nurse practitioner who said personal protective equipment is “not ideal” in parts of the country, and said she has been reusing her own N95 mask for “several weeks.” The president also called reports of PPE shortages “fake news” during his Oval Office event intended to honor nurses on the front lines …

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LIVE VIDEO: Lie-Filled White House Press Briefing

Mediaite reports: White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany is set to hold a press briefing at 4 p.m. E.T. on Wednesday. McEnany held her first press briefing on Friday, during which Associated Press correspondent Jill Colvin asked the press secretary to “pledge never to lie to us from that podium.” “I will never lie to you, you have my word …

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Trump Expected To Publicly Question COVID Death Tally

Axios reports: President Trump has complained to advisers about the way coronavirus deaths are being calculated, suggesting the real numbers are actually lower — and a number of his senior aides share this view, according to sources with direct knowledge. What’s next: A senior administration official said he expects the president to begin publicly questioning the death toll as it …

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Trump Reverses On Ending White House Task Force

NBC News reports: A day after President Donald Trump confirmed that he planned to wind down the White House coronavirus task force, the president announced Wednesday that it will now continue indefinitely. In a series of tweets, Trump said the task force, led by Vice President Mike Pence, has done a “fantastic job of bringing together vast highly complex resources …

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