While it’s hard to imagine that the White House is completely negligent in their attempts to prevent and control the spread of coronavirus within its walls, that’s precisely what many in the media are attempting to tell us.
That’s because that version of the story makes for better ratings. This is is the sort of salacious failure that keeps people watching, especially when it comes at the highest levels of government, where we automatically assume that the most competent among us reside.
So, when Donald Trump himself came down with a case of COVID-19, the speculation began to intensify. Soon, CNN and others were hellbent on unearthing whether missteps they could, as it behooves their obvious goal of demeaning Donald Trump.
That’s why it’s likely that the infotainment industry is going to latch onto the latest from House Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.
Speaking at an event in Erlanger, Kentucky, McConnell, the most powerful Republican in Congress, suggested he didn’t think the Trump administration had been doing enough to keep the White House safe from Covid-19.
“I haven’t actually been to the White House since August the 6th, because my impression was their approach to how to handle this is different from mine and what I insisted that we do in the Senate, which is to wear a mask and practice social distancing,” McConnell said.
McConnell said that his work is being completed all the same.
“We talk a lot on the telephone. I think he’s perfectly fine. He seems normal,” McConnell said, adding that the focus of their talks has been Amy Coney Barrett, who begins her Senate confirmation hearing for the Supreme Court on Monday.
“We’re having numerous discussions on Judge Barrett and the way forward on that,” McConnell said.
President Trump and several attendees from Amy Coney Barrett’s nomination ceremony have already tested positive for COVID-19, prompting some in the media to declare the event as a “super spreader” event.
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