"The View" co-host Meghan McCain blew up Jared Kushner's claims that the U.S. economy would be "rocking" again by July.
The White House adviser and President Donald Trump appeared Wednesday on "Fox & Friends," where he boasted that the administration's coronavirus response had been a success and promised to restore the economy by midsummer.
“I think you’ll see by June a lot of the country should be back to normal," Kushner told Fox News, "and the hope is that by July the country’s really rocking again."
The conservative McCain said the COVID-19 crisis would continue through November's election, and argued that its impact on U.S. life remains unknown.
"I think this is sort of a wait-and-see moment when it comes to the economy," McCain said. "As I said yesterday, this is all going to rely on how the COVID crisis plays out, and just how vast the economic impact is. Jared Kushner this morning said he thinks the economy will be up and booming by July. I think that is an absolute fantasy."
"July isn't that far away," she added. "I don't even know if I'm going to be able to go to my doctor's office with my husband in July, when I get a screening -- everybody knows I'm pregnant. So the idea is that we're going to be up and booming and going to movies and concerts and things like that is an utter fantasy. [The election] will ultimately hinge on what happens with this COVID crisis."