An eight-measure plan on how to reopen the nation's schools during the coronavirus pandemic will be announced on Wednesday, as the Trump administration wants schools to reopen "soon and safely," presidential counselor Kellyanne Conway said Wednesday.
"Half of America's students now won't be returning to a physical classroom, I read, beginning on the first day of school," Conway said on Fox News' "America's Newsroom." "We want them to open soon and safely."
Conway added that the administration is prepared to give resources and guidance and that a Health and Human Services official has told her billions of dollars that have already been provided for testing in the states' schools have "barely been tapped."
"If that is important to your district, get that money," said Conway. "We want to make sure the students and teachers understand, and workers understand, and parents, what we've also said to all of America on socially distancing, hygiene, wearing masks where you can't socially distance."
However, there is a "high risk" for kids to stay out of school all year, said Conway, and she thinks that's why most polls show that parents want their children to go to class.
Conway also commented on Joe Biden's pick of Kamala Harris as his running mate, saying she was "safe and unsurprising."
But still, she said a nation can "stop and applaud when history is made" in the case of Harris. At the same time, she said, it should be questioned why a specific person should not become president or vice president.
"It is 4 years ago today that President [Donald] Trump asked me in a private conversation to be his campaign manager," she said. "We had a lengthy conversation running against a woman. There were a majority of women in the electorate last time and yet they voted for Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton. He became the president."
But Harris opposes all the economic gains made under Trump, said Conway, and even as the attorney general of California, Harris "left nobody happy."
"She is seen by those in the far left, many speaking up last night, as not sufficiently for criminal justice reform," said Conway. "The Democrats rejected her. She pulled out of the race before a single vote was cast."
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