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Kayleigh McEnany Tries To Claim That Trump Saying He'll 'Cut Off' School Funding Meant He'll Increase It

Kayleigh McEnany Tries To Claim That Trump Saying He'll 'Cut Off' School Funding Meant He'll Increase It

As White House Press Secretary, Kayleigh McEnany's job is to put a positive spin on the words and actions of President Donald Trump.

If you've ever read something President Trump has said, you'll know this is not an easy task.

For instance, the President recently caused a controversy when he said that schools that followed his own administration's health and safety guidelines and remained closed due to the pandemic this fall should have their federal funding cut.

People hearing Trump's words were understandably outraged.

Why should schools trying to keep their staff and children safe and following instructions from the White House be penalized?

For many, this seemed like yet another attempt by the President to downplay the effects of the virus to minimize his political losses.

But Kayleigh McEnany had comforting words for all of us. It turns out that when Trump said he wanted to "cut off" funding to schools, he actually meant increase.

After all, "cut off" and increase are two terms frequently confused by people.

McEnany said the White House believes all students should return to school regardless of the health risks.


Obviously, students need their school lunches.

Though this line of reasoning seems fairly flimsy, many online pointed out the Trump administration previously proposed cutting "nearly 1 million low-income students' free lunches."

McEnany also claimed Trump wanted to give schools more funding, but only if he won a second term in office.

The White House also said any upcoming virus relief packages should include additional funds for schools.

They did not offer any details about how this would work.

People online were a bit insulted the White House thought they would buy such a blatant contradiction.

It seemed fairly obvious to almost everyone on Twitter that McEnany was being dishonest.


Schools' primary concern should always be safety, even if that isn't politically advantageous for the President.