“The View” co-host Meghan McCain lit into senior White House adviser Jared Kushner Wednesday, shredding his claims that the U.S. economy will be back up and “rocking” by as soon as July.

During an appearance on “Fox & Friends,” Kushner made it sound as if all would be back to normal this summer, remarking:

“I think you’ll see by June that a lot of the country should be back to normal, and the hope is that by July the country’s really rocking again.”

McCain wasn’t buying Kushner’s rosy forecast, noting that the novel coroanvirus will be around all the way until the November election and no one can predict how it will ultimately impact the economy:

“I think this is sort of a wait-and-see moment when it comes to the economy. As I said yesterday, this is all going to rely on how the COVID crisis plays out, and just how vast the economic impact is. Jared Kushner this morning said he thinks the economy will be up and booming by July. I think that is an absolute fantasy.”

Additionally, McCain remarked, expecting Americans to pretend like nothing has changed when they know there’s a deadly virus floating around is just “absolute fantasy”:

“July isn’t that far away. I don’t even know if I’m going to be able to go to my doctor’s office with my husband in July, when I get a screening — everybody knows I’m pregnant. So the idea is that we’re going to be up and booming and going to movies and concerts and things like that is an utter fantasy. [The election] will ultimately hinge on what happens with this COVID crisis.”

The single most important issue in the coming election will be the pandemic. The economy will also be a key factor in how people vote. And the Trump administration is failing badly on both of those metrics. Nearly 60,000 Americans are dead and 26 million people are out of work. Do those sound like the kind of numbers that get an incumbent reelected?

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