Former White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany on Monday blamed President Joe Biden for the reluctance about COVID-19 vaccines among conservatives even though all of the naysaying is coming from the right-wing faction of the Republican Party and its propagandists on networks such as Fox, Newsmax, and Real America’s Voice.
Host Harris Faulkner asked McEnany:
Kayleigh, you’re not a doctor but I love hearing you talk about how you had a front row seat to history watching the nation’s best epidemiologists and other experts put together Operation Warp Speed to get us to the point where we have this great, as you called it, Trump vaccine. And now we need some sort of leadership to take us forward, to understand the messaging coming out of this current administration. Can you help?
McEnany – who is “not a doctor” or qualified to give any type of medical advice – replied with this disjointed rant:
Yeah, the biggest contributor to vaccine hesitancy is the Joe Biden administration. This talk of mandates, Doctor [Anthony] Fauci being all over the map on masks – first it’s one, then it’s two, then it’s zero if you’re vaccinated – and now we’re back to one. This contributes to people having distrust of the federal government, of the CDC, where you had [CDC Director Doctor Rochelle] Walensky come out to Bret Baier and say yes, we are considering a vaccine mandate, only to walk that back mere moments later. When you have this new recommendation of masking indoors in high-intensity areas and you don’t release the underlying data for that proposal, instead it’s leaked by the deep state in the CDC to The Washington Post, and then days later you come out and corroborate that data. This messaging is all over the map. You have to be clear, you used the word, Harris, you used the keyword, consistent.
The government is not forcing vaccinations onto anybody against their will, nor has it claimed that masks are not effective.
McEnany accused Biden of “sacrificing our children at the alter of the teacher’s union,” insisting that “masks are detrimental to emotional development.”
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