Teachers union president dares Trump to sit in classroom amid coronavirus ‘and breathe air’

Teachers union president dares Trump to sit in classroom amid coronavirus ‘and breathe air’

[Ed. – Actually she ‘double dog dares’ him, which has even higher stakes.]

The president of the nation’s largest teachers’ union hit back at President Trump over his demand that schools resume in-person classes this fall, saying reopening cannot take place without guaranteeing the safety of students and staff.

“Did you hear the word he didn’t use? ‘Safely’,” National Education Association (NEA) President Lily Eskelsen Garcia said Wednesday in reference to Trump’s event the previous day on reopening schools.

“There’s no one that wants our kids back more than teachers … but we want to open it safely,” she said on CNN’s “New Day.”

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“We see what happens when they let bars open prematurely,” she added, noting spikes in coronavirus community spread in states that were quick to reopen.

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