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White House Press Secretary, Kayleigh McEnany spoke at a press conference at the White House in Washington on June 17. Alex Wong / Getty Images

White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany will not immediately answer when asked whether President Trump or the White House will be responsible if participants catch the corona virus during a rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma to be held Saturday.

McEnany was involved in an extended exchange with CNN Jim Acosta, but never responded directly to the question.

“The campaign has taken certain steps to ensure this is a safe rally, temperature check, hand sanitizer and mask,” McEnany said at a press conference Wednesday. “We are taking precautions.

CNN reported that the participants of the upcoming Trump general meeting must agree not to sue campaign if they get corona virus.

Rallygoers are asked to RSVP to get permission to enter the event and by registering, they must agree to a disclaimer stating that they recognize “the risks inherent in COVID-19 exposure exist in every public place where people are present.”

Asked by Acosta whether participants would be required to wear masks, McEnany said they would not be asked.

“They will be given a mask, it is up to them whether to make that decision,” he said, adding that, “the CDC guidelines are recommended, but not necessary,” and that it is “the individual’s personal choice.”

McEnany later accused the media of not having “internal coherence,” for not asking the same questions from protesters who came out across the country after George Floyd’s death.

Acosta points out that they march against injustice, racism, and police brutality, do not attend political rallies, and once again ask whether the President or the White House will be held responsible if people are sick.

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McEnany deflected, attacked health experts who came out to support the protest, and stressed that the campaign had taken “certain steps to ensure this was a safe rally.”

Asked later by other reporters whether the White House’s position was that outdoor and indoor events carried the same risk for the corona virus, McEnany said that it was the White House’s position that “the media shouldn’t make decisions about their guidelines for us about distance social based on political ideology. ”

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Portuguese plan to save energy, explosions on Russian gas pipelines and other TSF events

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Portuguese plan to save energy, explosions on Russian gas pipelines and other TSF events

Details of the energy saving plan laid out by the government were released on Tuesday. The document, published in Diário da República, includes measures for the efficient use of water, public lighting and temperature limits in air conditioners.

For example, from December 6, 2022 to January 6, 2023, Christmas lighting in Portugal should only be on from 18:00 to 24:00.

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The abolition of fees for teaching Portuguese abroad will not be accepted by parliament, MP says – Observer

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The abolition of fees for teaching Portuguese abroad will not be accepted by parliament, MP says - Observer

According to Socialist MP Paulo Pisco, the views of the BE, PCP and PAN on the abolition of fees for teaching Portuguese abroad were voted on Tuesday in a parliamentary committee.

The Committee on Foreign Affairs and Portuguese Communities voted on Tuesday in favor of four projects – from the Left Bloc, the Communist Party of Portugal, “People-Animal-Nature” and “Enough”, which mainly advocate the abolition of fees for teaching Portuguese abroad and free school textbooks.

According to Paulo Pisco, a socialist member of the commission, the opinions of the BE, PKP and PAN were approved, but Chega’s opinion deserved to be abstained from the PS because it contained “xenophobic elements” in its purpose.

The MP had in mind, in particular, the recipients of this teaching, which is currently intended not only for the Portuguese or the descendants of the Portuguese, but also for those who want to learn the Portuguese language, with which Chega allegedly disagrees, according to Paulo Pisco. .

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After the approval of these opinions, the abolition of the bribe would be discussed and voted on in the plenary session of the Assembly of the Republic, but Paulo Pisco said that they should not be approved, since the “commitment” of the government is different.

“The government’s obligation is to reduce the burden of the Portuguese” and this will always be determined “in every approved state budget”.

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Portuguese health minister rejects conflict of interest over marriage to president

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The health minister said there was no conflict of interest in her marriage to the current chairman of the Order of Dietitians, saying that the trusteeship of that body had been delegated to the Secretary of State for Health Promotion.


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“Honestly, I don’t think it exists. I have no doubt that this Lady Secretary of State will fill this leadership role,” Manuel Pizarro said on Monday (age 26) on the sidelines of the Pharmacist’s Day celebrations in Sintra, in the Lisbon area.

Aware of the possible conflict of interest, Manuel Pizarro explained that he took “the most appropriate measure (…)”, which was to entrust the functions of guardianship of the Order of Nutritionists to Margarida Tavares.”

“(…) Since I took office as a minister, I have been aware that, since professional organizations have an administrative oversight role, (…) there is a risk of conflict of interest, and I have taken the measures that seem to me the most appropriate, which from the very decided at the outset that he would delegate this oversight function over the Order of Nutritionists to the Secretary of State for Health Promotion,” he stressed.

When asked about the reasons why Margarida Tavares’ name still does not appear in the Diário da República, the official said that “it was necessary to wait for the inauguration of the secretaries of state” and then “to organize the whole process of delegation of authority.” .

“It’s even a good chance that there is a Secretary of State for Health Promotion. I think custody of the Order of Dietitians has been well handed over to the Secretary of State for Health Promotion,” he repeated, noting that “he definitely won’t go through the Minister’s order.” [da Saúde]”.

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“If the secretary of state is responsible for this, it should not go through the minister,” he stressed.

Manuel Pizarro’s statements came after news that the government official may have a conflict of interest because he is married to the chairman of the Order of Dietitians, Alexandra Bento.

The Order of Dietitians was created in 2011 with the approval of the current Minister of Health, who at the time served as Secretary of State for Health.

In addition, Alexandra Bento was the only President of the Order of Occupational Health to attend the inauguration of Manuel Pizarro on 10 September.

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