Before he was gifted the Electoral College, Trump found a professional liar to defend his racist and moronic speech. She set the standard for the men and women who would be in his communications department, led by his press secretary.
Kellyanne Conway lied so frequently she was eventually banned from several news programs.
Trump’s first official press secretary was Sean Spicer. I believe that he tried harder than the others to impress the obese baby in the White House. However, he was so bad at his job, he became the butt of every late night comedian’s jokes. Who can ever forget: “President Trump’s inauguration was the biggest in history; period!” Really!
Next came the daughter of a right-wing religious extremist, Sarah Huckabee Sanders. I give her credit for having the ability to lie with a straight face; never giving away the fact that her entire stories were often manufactured immediately before she stepped in front of the podium.
Huckasanders offered proof that lying constantly is exhausting when she finally resigned.
Next on the list is Stephanie Grisham. All I can say about her is “huh.” She never held a press conference. It was like she never existed, and no one missed them.
Today we have another escapee from Fox Noise, Kayleigh McEnany. This blonde bimbo is either attempting to be a stand-up comic, or she is even dumber than the others.
In response to a question about what President Donald Trump would say to parents who have kids in school districts that may be online-only, McEnany said: “The president has said unmistakably that he wants schools to open. And when he says open, he means open in full, kids been able to attend each and every day at their school.
“The science should not stand in the way of this,” she added, saying it is “perfectly safe” to fully reopen all classrooms.
Did she really say “the science should not stand in the way of reopening schools?” No one can be that dumb.
I would love to ask Trump’s ‘trophy dumbass’ the following questions my daughter posted on Facebook. I doubt she could answer one of them.
Questions for School Openings:
- If a teacher tests positive for COVID-19 are they required to quarantine for 2-3 weeks? Is their sick leave covered, paid?
- If that teacher has 5 classes a day with 30 students each, do all 150 of those students need to then stay home and quarantine for 14 days?
- Do all 150 of those students now have to get tested? Who pays for those tests? Are they happening at school? How are the parents being notified? Does everyone in each of those kids’ families need to get tested? Who pays for that?
- What if someone who lives in the same house as a teacher tests positive? Does that teacher now need to take 14 days off of work to quarantine? Is that time off covered? Paid?
- Where is the district going to find a substitute teacher who will work in a classroom full of exposed, possibly infected students for substitute pay?
- Substitutes teach in multiple schools. What if they are diagnosed with COVID-19? Do all the kids in each school now have to quarantine and get tested? Who is going to pay for that?
- What if a student in your kid’s class tests positive? What if your kid tests positive? Does every other student and teacher they have been around quarantine? Do we all get notified who is infected and when? Or because of HIPAA regulations are parents and teachers just going to get mysterious “may have been in contact” emails all year long?
- What is this stress going to do to our teachers? How does it affect their health and well-being? How does it affect their ability to teach? How does it affect the quality of education they are able to provide? What is it going to do to our kids? What are the long-term effects of consistently being stressed out?
- How will it affect students and faculty when the first teacher in their school dies from this? The first parent of a student who brought it home? The first kid?
- How many more people are going to die, that otherwise would not have if we had stayed home longer?
30% of the teachers in the US are over 50. About 16% of the total deaths in the US are people between the ages of 45-65.
We are choosing to put our teachers in danger.
I am a liberal, I think. I do not blindly follow an orange buffoon whose IQ is lower than McEnany’s; if that’s possible.
Op-ed by James Turnage
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