White House economic adviser Kevin Hassett revealed on Sunday that he fears going to work in the White House because of the novel coronavirus pandemic.
“Testing is a key component of it, but even testing doesn’t remove all risks,” Hassett told CBS host Margaret Brennan. “The interesting or sad thing about my dear colleague who was stricken with the coronavirus this week is that we were getting testing — because we’re close to the president every day — and even with that, she tested negative one day and then positive the next day. And she’s going to work in a community where people are being tested.”
“This is a very, very scary virus,” he added. “People are going to go back to work and they’re going to be worried about things and it’s going to take a while for things to get back to normal, I assume.”
“When it comes to your work environment you just described,” Brennan wondered, “do you wear a mask, are you going to continue to show up for work at the White House?”
“I’ve got a mask right here,” Hassett said, holding his mask up to the camera. “The fact is I practice aggressive social distancing and I’ll wear a mask when I feel it’s necessary.”
“It is scary to go to work,” he admitted. “I think I would be a lot safer sitting at home than I would be going to the West Wing.”
Hassett described the White House as a “small, crowded place” that is “a little bit risky.”
“You have to do it because you have to serve your country,” he remarked.
Watch the video below from CBS.
WATCH: Portland police in riot gear deploy teargas and then slash tires of medical van
Law enforcement officers in Portland, Oregon were seen on video slashing the tires of a medical support vehicle.
According to reports from the scene, the van was providing medical support to anyone injured in the ongoing protests. The vehicle was said to have been repurposed from Timbers Army, a fan group backing a local soccer team.
"Just witnessed PPB riot police stab the wheels out of a medic van as it tried to drive away in accordance with their orders," one photographer noted on Twitter.
Video shared on social media shows riot police using tear gas to clear a street where the vehicle was parked. Before the vehicle can leave, an officer jabs a knife-like object into the tires.
Video shows California cops pointing guns at Black teens who were being threatened by homeless man
Law enforcement officers in Santa Clarita, California were seen on video pointing weapons at Black teens who were allegedly being threatened by a homeless man.
The video was posted by Instagram user Tammilaray.
"I wanted to share what happened to my son yesterday in SCV when he was with a couple of friends sitting at a bus stop headed home," the Instagram user explained. "He was attacked by a gentleman (homeless guy) who approached them and first asked them if they had any crack then tried to take their things."
According to the report, the manager of the nearby Buffalo Wild Wings called the cops to get help for the teens.
‘Back the Blue’ members beat BLM protesters in Colorado ditch: ‘Keep punching each other in the face’
Members of a "Back the Blue" rally were seen fighting with Black Lives Matter counter-protesters in Fort Collins, Colorado over the weekend.
Video posted on social media shows members of the "Back the Blue" group advancing on Black Lives Matter activists. The confrontation eventually becomes a fighting match in a neighborhood ditch.
"Everybody keep their hands off their weapons!" one man can be heard shouting. "Keep punching each other in the face. Don't shoot anybody."
Ciara Wilson posted video of the confrontation on Instagram.
"I was at the Pro Police FCPD rally today," she wrote. "Counter protestors were violently beaten and had no signs of aggression or hostility. Pro Police protestors forced them to the end of the block and then savagely assaulted them. Afterwards the COUNTER PROTESTORS WERE DETAINED. The officers did not tell them why they were being detained. The pro police protestors who literally assaulted these people for no fucking reason other than being PSYCHOPATHS got away with it. I am so sick and tired of this."