The White House is devoting significant energy today to trying to justify Trump's unscientific mouth noises about how masks actually can be bad
"I'm not going to give you a readout of what our health care plan looks like and who's working on it. if you want to know, come work here at the White House" -- Kayleigh McEnany
There have been two questions at this press briefing about TikTok
normal stuff here
Asked to explain why the US has more than 20 percent of the world's Covid deaths despite having only 4 percent of the population if Trump's response has been so great, Kayleigh McEnany makes false statements about how US excess mortality stacks up relative to Europe

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