White House press secretary Jen Psaki had the audacity to claim there are no psychological effects of wearing masks for children. On Friday, Fox News’ White House correspondent Peter Doocy referenced Florida’s Republican Governor Ron DeSantis’ decision to potentially withhold funds from school districts that do not allow parents to opt-out of mask requirements for their children.
Doocy asked Psaki “does the president think that parents should have that kind of power?” Psaki responded by saying she as a parent wants health officials to make those decisions for her children, not politicians. “It shouldn’t be too much to ask” that parents have the knowledge that their children are returning to school with practices in place to create a safe environment.
Doocy then responded saying DeSantis is concerned about “harmful emotional, academic, and psychological effects of putting kindergarteners in masks for hours at a time.” He asked Psaki, “is there any concern from officials that you guys talked to in your earlier, pre-decisional discussions about that?”
“No, there’s not” Psaki shot back. “And I can tell you from personal experience, my rising kindergartener told me two days ago she could wear a mask all day and she’s just happy to go to camp and go to school.” Well if the child of the liberal machine’s spokesperson can do it, who can’t?
“We should take the mitigation measures needed in order for them to be in school and in the classroom, including masking and including allowing that to be part of a reality in these schools to keep the community safe” added Psaki.