AP FACT CHECK: Trump team's false comfort on schools, virus
July 12, 2020
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's aides are misrepresenting the record on kids and the coronavirus as they push for schools to reopen.
White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany on Monday inaccurately characterized what the chief of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has said on the matter. A day earlier, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos also was wrong in stating that the research shows there is no danger "in any way" if kids are in school.
No such conclusion has been reached.
Their comments came as Trump continued to spread falsehoods about a pandemic that is taking...