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McEnany: Trump Not Planning to Pull Back COVID-19 Declaration

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Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

By    |   Monday, 29 June 2020 11:09 AM

President Donald Trump has no interest in rescinding his emergency declaration that was declared earlier this year to control the spread of coronavirus nationwide, White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany said Monday. 

However, she stressed on Fox News' "Fox and Friends," the United States cannot afford to stay closed. Numbers of infections continue to grow to record highs in states such as Texas and Florida. 

"We saw suicide hotlines spike, increases in drug use, people missing their cancer appointments, and cancer screenings and treatments," McEnany said about the period when states had stay-at-home orders in place.

Last week, The Los Angeles Times reported that the Trump administration has been considering a scale-back of the national emergency declaration, quoting healthcare industry officials who have spoken with the administration. 

McEnany on Monday said the nation has entered a "different phase" of COVID-19, during which there are therapeutics that are working such as remdesivir. 

"We've entered a place where we're catching people in the communities, not in hospitals at late stages, so we're at a place where we can handle the cases we're seeing," McEnany said. "The president always said there would be embers, but the cure cannot be worse than the problem."

She also commented on the administration's push to the Supreme Court to eliminate Obamacare, saying that she is not worried about a wrong message being sent during the coronavirus pandemic, but about Democrats who have not presented a "viable option."

"In the minds of Democrats, Obamacare is a thing of the past," said McEnany. "You have two-thirds of the Senate Democrats who want government takeover in healthcare, many in the House."

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President Donald Trump has no interest in rescinding his emergency declaration that was declared earlier this year to control the spread of coronavirus nationwide, White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany said Monday. However, she stressed on Fox News' "Fox and...
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