Fox anchor Harris Faulkner turned on White House Press secretary Kayleigh McEnany over Trump’s handling of Coronavirus protests.
Faulkner slammed the President by saying it was “Ironic” that he was supporting anti-lockdown protestors who were floating social distancing guidelines.
As Mediaite reports:
McEnany said the president believes in the First Amendment and the right to protest, but added, “There’s a way to safely articulate your opinion with social distancing, and that’s what the president supports.”
Faulkner, however, pointed out that’s not happening at some of these protests:
“Our viewers can see the cars from the most recent one, I think that was Virginia. Here in New York they’ve got protests as well and the governor has asked — the staff has asked — please if you’re gonna come, come in your cars or stay away from each other. But quite frankly, we have seen a lot of people huddled, no masks, no distancing, and it goes against what the president has said. It’s so ironic that they are there, that the president is supporting them. Is he going to call on them to actually do what he’s telling them to do and be safe?”
McEnany said the president has encouraged everyone to follow those social distancing guidelines.
.@davidfolkenflik reported that Fox News prez Jay Wallace told hosts and producers they now need to remind lockdown protesters on-air that “social distancing is a must.”
Here’s Harris Faulkner doing just that with White House press sec Kayleigh McEnany. pic.twitter.com/V0dQFvgmks
— Justin Baragona (@justinbaragona) April 22, 2020