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White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany: ‘Testing is not preventative’

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White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany insisted on Tuesday that testing for the novel coronavirus cannot help prevent infections.

At a White House briefing, McEnany was asked if she wanted to retract earlier remarks in which she claimed it would be “nonsensical” to test every American for COVID-19.

“In order to reopen the country, what amount of testing does make sense to you?” the press secretary was asked.

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“We have to engage in strategic testing,” McEnany opined before pointing out that a negative test does not mean a person will be virus free forever.

“Which is why we acknowledge that testing is not preventative,” she opined. “What is preventative is wearing this mask. What is preventative is social distancing. What is preventative is washing your hands.”

McEnany, however, failed to note that using tests to isolate the sick can also prevent infections from spreading.

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China vows to retaliate for Trump’s Rose Garden press conference — and could impose new sanctions on America

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US President Donald Trump said Tuesday he was ending preferential trade treatment for Hong Kong and had signed into law an act that authorises sanctions on banks over China's clampdown in the international finance hub.

In a discursive news conference dominated by attacks on his domestic rivals, Trump declared himself to be the toughest president ever on China, a country he is increasingly positioning as his nemesis ahead of November elections.

Trump announced that he had issued an executive order on Hong Kong as he predicted decline for the restless city, on which Beijing recently imposed a tough new security law.

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Trump’s former White House doctor Ronny Jackson wins GOP runoff for Congress in Texas

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Ronny Jackson, the former White House physician and President Donald Trump's onetime nominee for secretary of veterans affairs, has won his bid for the Republican nomination for a solidly red congressional seat in the Texas Panhandle.

With 100% of polling locations reporting, though some mail-in ballots will still need to be counted, Jackson held a lead of 11 percentage points over Josh Winegarner, a veteran agriculture expert and lobbyist. Jackson and Winegarner were competing for a seat being vacated by U.S. Rep. Mac Thornberry, R-Clarendon, who is retiring and held the seat since 1995.

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Ivanka Trump’s tweet raises eyebrows: ‘Why is a senior White House official endorsing a food product?’

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As her big brother was dragging their 14-year-old half brother into the 2020 campaign, senior White House advisor Ivanka Trump was endorsing a line of canned food products.

If it’s Goya, it has to be good. Si es Goya, tiene que ser bueno. pic.twitter.com/9tjVrfmo9z

— Ivanka Trump (@IvankaTrump) July 15, 2020

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