White House under fire for Christmas party

The White House has scheduled multiple holiday parties this month, despite public health officials’ warnings.
3:03 | 12/03/20

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Despite that new and dire warning for president Trump's own corona virus task force today. Many took note of the images overnight from the Christmas party at the White House. Crowds and few masks and the president suggesting that he'll run in 20/20 four here's our chief White House correspondent Jonathan call. Just as the president's own corona virus task force has issued its most dire warning yet saying the risk is that an historic high. The White House is defined public health guidelines. This video shows an indoor White House Christmas party last night. Guests packed shoulder to shoulder. Lots of Christmas decorations but very few masks. And it's not just one party the White House scheduled this month. Has multiple holiday parties as the white house Press Secretary boasted today that we all engage in the celebration of Christmas and there were there only out of the celebrations. As the White House continues to engage in reckless behavior. Trump's former campaign manager Brad Parse gal. An architect of his Torre sixteen victory says the president lost this year because he appeared unconcerned about a pandemic that has Americans scared. I think if you do in public and publicly pathetic you don't want. Wetlands like that I think he could have leaned into a senate run away from. At the party last night trump spoke to his guests not about the rising Colby death told but about his own political future. Floating the possibility. He may run for president again in 20/20 four. Okay. President continues to lie about election fraud. Just today releasing a 46 minute video repeating fact free conspiracy theories about the election being stolen this even after his attorney general told the Associated Press yesterday quote. We have not seen fraud on a scale that could have affected a different outcome in the election the president also suggested he's concerned he may be prosecuted after leaving office. Just as his allies are talking about preemptive pardons for members of the trump family and even trump himself. It's unclear if he could pardon himself but in the past he has said he has the power to do it. I do after that. Right the part myself but I'll never have ignored because I did. Everybody does. Let's get right to John Karr was lot tonight from Washington and John so much talk about this about whether the president. Will pardon his own children or himself. And Kenny actually issue a preemptive pardon. Well the short answer is yes in fact David it has been done before. Gerald Ford pardoned Richard Nixon for any crimes he may have committed while he was president even though Nixon hadn't been charged with anything. But remember it presidential pardon only applies to federal crimes it does not protect someone from state or local prosecutions. And as for whether or not the president can pardon himself. That is very much undetermined. Unclear if he can do that all right Jon Karl witness again tonight John think you.

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