First, in the era of school shootings, it’s in really bad taste for Don Jr. to attack teachers on front of a wall full of guns. It’s gross. It feels like a threat in this climate. And right on the heels of the Parkland anniversary. 
Second, while his father did NOTHING to help us, we’ve fought for safe reopening of schools since April. His dad’s administration gave no guidance on reopening, didn’t track COIVD in schools nationally, and interfered with the CDC.
Now we’re working across the country to make sure we can put the safeguards in place to reopen safely. I wrote about it again today.…
The truth is, Trump didn’t manage the crisis, he ignored it. He was more interested in tweeting about reopening than working on reopening. Now Don Jr is taking shots from the cheap seats. Teachers have worked extraordinarily hard- they deserve help not scolding
And let’s be clear: yes you can reopen schools safely, but it's a lie that’s all reopening without precautions is safe. This is a pandemic. People have died. But 500,000 dead doesn’t seem to faze Trump or Don Jr, so why would they actually care about teachers, staff and students?

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