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Fox News 22 May 2020

Kellyanne Conway spars with Martha over newly released poll results

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Counselor to the president Kellyanne Conway responds to decision to deem places of worship as 'essential' amid the coronavirus pandemic and newly released polls on President Trump. #FoxNews


Moments ago, Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany sparred with reporters over President Trump's announcement to deem places of worship "essential," stating that the journalists did not want religious centers to be reopening.
Moments ago, Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany sparred with reporters over the issue of President Trump's continued attacks on "Morning Joe" host Joe Scarborough.
President Trump is at odds with some governors across the country over how to obtain enough coronavirus testing supplies and safely get the country running again. CBS News White House correspondent Weijia Jiang joined CBSN's Tanya Rivero for a closer look at the White House response.
In a gaggle with the press, Kellyanne Conway explained why she sympathizes with those protesting Coronavirus lockdowns.

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WILL SEE WHEN THINGS START TO
OPEN UP.
THANK YOU, FATHER MARTIN.
IT’S ALWAYS GOOD TO HAVE YOU.
JOINING ME NOW,
KELLYANNE CONWAY, COUNSELOR TO
THE PRESIDENT.
KELLYANNE, GOOD TO HAVE YOU HERE
AS WELL THIS EVENING.
YOU HEAR FATHER MARTIN, HE IS
SAYING DON’T RISK OTHER PEOPLE’S
LIVES.
IT’S NOT WORTH IT, IT’S NOT OKAY
FOR THOSE WHO MAY BE
ASYMPTOMATIC TO BE OUT IN
PLACES.
WHAT DO YOU SAY?
>> WELL, HOPEFULLY FATHER MARTIN
AND OTHERS ARE ACTUALLY READING
THE GUIDELINES.
HE TOLD YOU WE SHOULD BE
LISTENING TO BE EPIDEMIOLOGISTS.
THE CDC IS THE CENTERS FOR
DISEASE CONTROL, ISSUING THESE
GUIDELINES, THE AGENCY IN OUR
NATION, MARTHA, CHARGED WITH
TELLING US ABOUT INFECTIOUS
DISEASES AND OTHER HEALTH
CRISES, SO THESE ARE THE CDC
GUIDELINES THAT WERE PUT FORTH
TODAY, THIS WASN’T ISSUED BY THE
TRUMP-PENCE CAMPAIGN, SO I WANT
TO CORRECT THE RECORD THERE.
WE WORKED CLOSELY WITH
DR. REDFIELD AND HIS TEAM,
DR. BIRX WAS LOOKING AT THIS,
MEMBERS OF THE TASK FORCE, FOR
QUITE A WHILE.
AND I SAY TO PEOPLE, PLEASE READ
THESE GUIDELINES, SO MUCH OF IT
REPEATS WHAT WE ALREADY KNOW
ABOUT SOCIAL DISTANCING, WEARING
MASKS, AVOIDING THE CONTACT HE
GAVE AS EXAMPLES.
WHEN NOBODY IS SUGGESTING PEOPLE
ARE GOING TO SHAKE OR HUG FOR
THE SIGN OF PEACE OR SHARE THE
SAME RITUAL BOOK OR COMMUNION
CUP, BUT WHAT YOU SAID IS VERY
IMPORTANT, AND WITH THE CDC SAYS
AT THE BEGINNING OF ITS
GUIDELINES IS SIGNIFICANT.
THEY ARE SAYING THAT FAITH IS
ESSENTIAL TO MILLIONS OF
AMERICANS, AND FAITH GATHERINGS
ARE PART OF THAT.
YOU KNOW, MARTHA, PREPANDEMIC,
WE HAD IN THIS COUNTRY 120,000
DEATHS A YEAR FROM DRUG
OVERDOSES AND SUICIDES, AND MANY
EXPERTS PREDICTED THAT COULD GET
WORSE BECAUSE PEOPLE ARE NOT
AVAILING THEMSELVES OF
SOCIALIZATION -- LOOK WHAT WE’RE
DOING TO SO MANY OF OUR KIDS,
THEY DON’T HAVE THE ACADEMIC
SOCIAL STRUCTURE REPORT, AND
SOME HAVE INCREASE IN CHILD
ABUSE, SPOUSE ABUSE, BECAUSE OF
THE ISOLATION, FEAR, AND LACK OF
JUST BEING AROUND OTHER PEOPLE.
NOT EVERY HOME IS A SAFE ONE AND
NOT EVERYONE CAN WITHSTAND THE
ENGLISH NOT BEING ABLE TO RETURN
TO WORK OR PLACES OF WORSHIP, TO
SEE THEIR FAMILIES -- THE
PRESIDENT SAID SOMETHING TO DO
THAT WAS VERY IMPORTANT, HE SAID
HE WAS CORRECTING AN INJUSTICE.
I’M SORRY, THERE IS A DELAY
HERE, MARTHA.
HE SAID HE WAS CORRECTING AN
INJUSTICE, THAT IS AN IMPORTANT
PHRASE, BECAUSE WE HAVEN’T BEEN
TREATING EVERY INSTITUTION THE
SAME COMMANDOS PROTECTIVE
ACTIVITIES DESERVE -- IT
DESERVES HEIGHTENED SCRUTINY,
AND I THINK WHEN YOU ARE
EXAMINING WHAT’S RIGHT AND
WHAT’S WRONG --
>> Martha: WHAT WE ARE LOOKING
AT RIGHT NOW --
>> AT THE GROCERY STORE OR
LIQUOR STORE.
>> Martha: ALL RIGHT.
SO, WE WERE JUST LOOKING AT
PICTURES OF CHURCHES THAT ARE
SOCIALLY DISTANT, AND PEOPLE ARE
THERE WITH THEIR MASKS ON, AND
AS I SAID EARLIER, IT SEEMS IF
YOU CAN GO TO THE GROCERY STORE,
YOU SHOULD BE ABLE TO DO THAT IN
A RESPONSIBLE WAY, AND PEOPLE IN
THE DIFFICULT AGE AND SHOULD
STAY HOME FOR A WHILE LONGER.
WITH REGARD TO THE HANDLING OF
ALL OF THIS, THIS IS A NEW
"ABC NEWS" POLL, AND THIS LINES
UP WITH OTHER POLLS WE HAVE
SEEN, AS WELL, ABOUT HOW THE
PRESIDENT’S HANDLING THE
COVID-19 CRISIS.
60% DISAPPROVE, 39% APPROVE, AND
AS I SAID, YOU ARE A POLLSTER BY
PROFESSION, AND WE’VE SEEN A
NUMBER OF POLES THAT HAVE HIM
UNDERWATER ON THIS MARK.
>> I DON’T THINK ANYBODY LIKES
DEALING WITH A GLOBAL PANDEMIC,
AND THE PRESIDENT HIMSELF HAS
SAID THAT THE LOSS OF LIFE IS SO
DEVASTATING TO EACH AND EVERY
ONE OF US THAT ONE PRECIOUS LIVE
LOST HIS ONE TOO MANY.
LET’S REVIEW WHAT THE PRESIDENT
HAS DONE, MAYBE THE MEDIA DON’T
COVER IT FAIRLY AND COMPLETELY,
MANY TIMES, BUT LOOK AT WHAT HE
HAS DONE, THINGS ONLY A
PRESIDENT CAN DO.
WE HAVE REPATRIATED 98,000
AMERICANS WHO WERE ABROAD,
DEALING WITH THE OTHER G7
LEADERS TO FIGURE OUT HOW TO
DEAL WITH A GLOBAL PANDEMIC
TOGETHER.
HE HAS WORKED ACROSS THE AISLE
WITH DEMOCRATIC GOVERNORS WHO
PUBLICLY, AND REALLY, PRIVATELY,
THANKED HIS ADMINISTRATION FOR
SUPPLYING MASKS AND VENTILATORS
AND PPE, AND EVERY STATE HAS
RECEIVED BILLIONS OF DOLLARS IN
DIRECT FUNDING, TRILLIONS OF
DOLLARS TO INDIVIDUALS, SO
THERE’S A WHOLE LIST OF THINGS
THAT ONLY A PRESIDENT CAN DO.
THE DEFENSE PRODUCTION ACT,
REALLY GETTING THE WHOLE PRIVATE
SECTOR TOGETHER, SO HE HAS DONE
THAT DAY BY DAY WORKING
AROUND-THE-CLOCK, AND I THINK
PEOPLE WILL SEE THE FRUITS OF
THAT EVENTUALLY COME AND I THINK
MANY PEOPLE --
>> Martha: WHILE, YOU KNOW
WHAT, THEY WILL --
>> I THINK THAT --
>> Martha: I’M SORRY, THERE IS
A DELAY, I HAVE TO CUT IN.
WE WILL SEE --
>> MARTHA, THE --
>> Martha: AND, YOU KNOW,
EVERYONE WILL JUDGE FOR
THEMSELVES HOW THEY THINK THE
PRESIDENT HANDLED THIS, AND IN
THE END, THEY WILL HAVE TO
DECIDE HOW THEY FEEL ABOUT IT IN
TERMS OF LEADERSHIP, AND THAT
WILL BE UP TO THE THE AMERICAN
PEOPLE.
>> SURE, BUT WE NEED THE TRUTH
AND THE FACTS OUT THERE.
ALL OF THE MONEY, AND THIS HAS
BEEN A GLOBAL PANDEMIC THAT CAME
UNANTICIPATED, AND HE IS DEALING
WITH IT EVERY SINGLE DAY, AND
NOW WE ARE ALSO LOOKING AT THE
DUAL MEDICAL AND FINANCIAL
CRISES, AND HE WILL RE-JUMP THE

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