Appearing Tuesday on CBS News, President Donald Trump condemned the Los Angeles Unified School District’s plan to hold online-only classes in the fall due to concerns stemming from the Chinese coronavirus pandemic, calling it a “terrible decision.”
Pres. Trump says that the LA school district’s plan to begin the fall remotely is a “mistake.”
Asked what he would tell parents & teachers who feel unsafe going back:
“You should find yourself a new person whoever is in charge of that decision because it’s a terrible decision.” pic.twitter.com/nYF1O1bM94
— CBS Evening News (@CBSEveningNews) July 14, 2020
A transcript is as follows:
CATHERINE HERRIDGE: The Los Angeles school district is the latest and one of the largest in the country to say they’re not going back to school in the fall.
PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP: Mistake.
HERRIDGE: What do you tell parents and teachers who feel that it’s unsafe to go back?
PRESIDENT TRUMP: I would tell parents and teachers that you should find yourself a new person whoever’s in charge of that decision because it’s a terrible decision. Children and parents are dying from that trauma too. They’re dying because they can’t do what they’re doing. Mothers can’t go to work all of a sudden and they have to stay home and watch their child, and fathers. There’s a tremendous strain on that whole side of the equation.