At Thursday's White House coronavirus briefing, someone sitting in the press pool lobbed a leading softball question at President Donald Trump, asking what children will do without free school lunches when schools are shut down.
The president seized on the opportunity to say that he wants all schools to reopen. He then offered a new conspiracy theory — that Democrats are trying to keep schools closed so that they could shut down polling places located at them and force people to use mail-in ballots.
"Maybe we'll be able to show that as a fact," he added.
Trump says democrats want to close the schools because that’s where polling booths are often placed. He says democr… https://t.co/ikTc6j7fAv— Helen Kennedy (@Helen Kennedy)1597355338.0
President Trump said Democrats want to see schools closed because many schools are polling locations. Then the pres… https://t.co/u3Z4KqLuJJ— Ahtra Elnashar (@Ahtra Elnashar)1597355314.0
Trump is live right now saying Democrats don’t want schools open bc schools are polling places... he says he has no… https://t.co/Om9Ukeldb3— Linette Lopez (@Linette Lopez)1597355323.0