White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany announced Monday on Twitter that she has tested positive for coronavirus.
“After testing negative consistently, including every day since Thursday, I tested positive for COVID-19 on Monday morning while experiencing no symptoms,” McEnany tweeted. “No reporters, producers, or members of the press are listed as close contacts by the White House Medical Unit.”
The White House press secretary said that she “definitively had no knowledge of Hope Hicks’ diagnosis prior to holding a White House press briefing on Thursday.”
“As an essential worker, I have worked diligently to provide needed information to the American People at this time,” McEnany added. “With my recent positive test, I will begin the quarantine process and will continue working on behalf of the American People remotely.”
Following McEnany’s announcement, CBS News’ White House Correspondent Ben Tracy took to Twitter Monday, claiming that reporting under the dictatorial regime in North Korea was safer than working in Washington, D.C. at the White House.
“I felt safer reporting in North Korea than I currently do reporting at The White House,” Tracy wrote on Twitter. “This is just crazy.” Continued Below
Kayleigh McEnany’s official tweet:
— Kayleigh McEnany 45 Archived (@PressSec45) October 5, 2020
CBS News’ Ben Tracy:
For context folks, this is in reference to the COVID-19 outbreak at The White House.
— Ben Tracy (@benstracy) October 5, 2020
Meanwhile, Twitterverse immediately blasted Tracy; we leave you with a few highly engaged responses:
Yes the White House is just like North Korea, other than the beatings, starvation, lack of electricity, organ harvesting, punishment of your parents, your children, your extended family on the basis of your network's reporting. You are a clown. https://t.co/qzKphhPYeU
— Harmeet K. Dhillon (@pnjaban) October 5, 2020
Or we can call the Wambulance considering this job just may be too much for you.
— Kambree (@KamVTV) October 5, 2020
Go to North Korea, tweet the same things about Kim Jong Un that you do about President Trump, and get back to us on how that works out.
— Shem Horne (@Shem_Infinite) October 5, 2020
Then go back to North Korea. Problem solved. You’re welcome!
— Tim Young (@TimRunsHisMouth) October 5, 2020
The crazy part is you.
— Kenny (@Kenny_Sowellfan) October 5, 2020
Yes. Feelings over facts. Par for the course. You people are insane.
— Leonydus Johnson (@LeonydusJohnson) October 5, 2020
— Jack Posobiec (@JackPosobiec) October 5, 2020
So you’re saying your mask doesn’t work.
— Major Patriot (@MajorPatriot) October 5, 2020
I am genuinely & personally offering to pay for a full trip to North Korea for you & crew
Only catch is you have to act the exact same way in NK as you do at the White House
Move freely, walk w/out a guide, speak poorly of the leader, negatively about the country
Let’s see https://t.co/JpUKoC4JrI
— ELIJAH SCHAFFER (@ElijahSchaffer) October 5, 2020
Women are raped in N. Korea’s death camps, their babies aborted by guards jumping on their stomachs or hot irons shoved into their vaginas.
The babies are then fed to dogs while the mom’s watch.
So, to be clear, life as a DC reporter is not comparable to life in North Korea. https://t.co/jBZnSKFEYd
— BDW (@BryanDeanWright) October 5, 2020
I am literally shaking as I read this. My fiancé is crying. The dog is hiding. I am so startled.
— eeessahhh (@issapunk) October 5, 2020
Bro, go to North Korea then. Nobody is holding you back. I mean, you’re probably a better fit for the propaganda machine over there anyways. . . https://t.co/BWutr2HvS8
— Ned Ryun (@nedryun) October 5, 2020
It would be almost impossible to assess the level of stupidity in this comment. North Korea regularly kills people who give the government the side eye. Can you imagine how delusional you must be to say something so incredibly ridiculous? My face hurts even typing this! https://t.co/QnU8TB7LGG
— Joe Pags Pagliarulo (@JoeTalkShow) October 5, 2020
I have a better chance of being held down and feather tickled by Naked Chocolate dipped super models then Ben has of dying of covid. I mean c’mon man🤦🏼♂️RT @benstracy: I felt safer reporting in North Korea than I currently do reporting at The White House. This is just crazy.
— Larry The Cable Guy (@GitRDoneLarry) October 5, 2020
It's probably best if you just head to North Korea then.
It's not like you provide an actual service to American society. https://t.co/YhFhBbldRP
— America First (@AmericaFirstPAC) October 5, 2020
Translation – I'm a soy boy.
— Matt Norman (@Bare_Ft_Prophet) October 5, 2020