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“Science Should Not Stand in the Way” of School Reopenings, Says Trump’s Spokesperson

HeadlineJul 17, 2020

At the White House, Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany said Thursday that science should not stand in the way of reopening schools.

Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany: “You know, the president has said unmistakably that he wants schools to open. And I was just in the Oval talking to him about that. And when he says open, he means open in full, kids being able to attend each and every day at their school. The science should not stand in the way of this.”

In response, American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten accused President Trump and Education Secretary Betsy DeVos of disregarding the safety of children and school employees. She told The Guardian, “It’s as if Trump and DeVos want to create chaos and want to jeopardize reopening. There’s no other reason why they would be this reckless, this callous, this cruel.”

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