Lara Trump slams Wallace for ‘false claims’ on Trump masks at debate
Lara Trump responded forcefully to repeated false claims by “Fox News Sunday” host Chris Wallace that the Trump family didn’t wear masks at the presidential debate, calling the claim “totally false.”
“Did you think, Lara, that the rules that applied to everybody else in that hall didn’t apply to you?” asked Wallace on Sunday.
“We walked in with a mask on. We sat down – all the seats were socially distanced, and…I want to be very clear, never one time did anyone from Cleveland Clinic come up and ask any member of our family to put a mask on. So, that is totally false,” she replied according to USA Today.
Wallace then claimed that staff from the Cleveland Clinic, in charge of health care at the event, offered the Trump family masks and that they refused.
“What I understand afterward is that Colby Covington, who was sitting behind me, had a MAGA mask on and they didn’t appreciate that apparently,” she said, referring to the UFC fighter and Trump supporter who attended the debate as a guest of the president. “So I think they were coming up to offer him maybe a different mask.”
Video from the event refutes the claim by Wallace and bolsters Lara Trump’s version of events.
“The video seems to show an employee offering a mask to a person sitting behind Trump, but does not capture one being offered to any members of the family,” says USA Today.
Wallace has come under intense scrutiny over allegations of overt bias after his performance as a debate moderator.
“WOW—-a FIRST CLASS job by @LaraLeaTrump —-taking Chris Wallace to ‘school.’ Chris has been pushing A LOT of bogus stuff, in a desperate attempt to take the focus off of his BIAS (that we all saw) at the debate. But he was SHUT DOWN in every way by LARA. Bravo!!” tweeted Newsmax host Greg Kelly.
The news media has been in a tizzy over claims that the presidential debate was a coronavirus “super spreader” event.
But the news media claims that practically everything to do with the President causes coronavirus.
Over the weekend, the Washington Post ran a story about several children and a teacher at the school attended by Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett that have tested positive for COVID-19 “less than two weeks after the Barrett family was honored at a White House event attended by several people who subsequently tested positive for the virus, including President Trump.”
The press has also blamed the president for COVID outbreaks in Tulsa, OK and the upper Midwest after pro-Trump rallies and events.
The WaPost also reported that Barrett tested positive for COVID over the summer, making it very unlikely she is the source of a COVID outbreak.
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