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White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany said Wednesday that Blue Lives Matter is an "equity issue," noting that "MAGA is pretty much unanimous" with the group.

Driving the news: Trump advised Americans not to buy Goodyear tires in a tweet Wednesday morning, claiming the company announced a ban on "Make America Great Again" hats for his re-election campaign.

Reality check: Goodyear says it tells its employees to "refrain from workplace expressions in support of political campaigning for any candidate or political party," as well as advocacy "outside the scope of racial justice and equity issues."

  • The company explained its position in a statement after a Goodyear employee released a photo they claimed was taken during a company diversity training, which listed "Black Lives Matter" as an acceptable organization to support at work, as opposed to "Blue Lives Matter" and "MAGA attire."
  • The photo identifies "political affiliated slogans or material" as a whole unacceptable, but does not list a left-leaning example alongside the slogan for Trump's campaign.

What they're saying: Goodyear "failed to clarify their policy," McEnany told reporters on Wednesday. She said she had seen Goodyear's explanation that it broadly asks employees to refrain from political speech.

  • "As far as I'm concerned, Blue Lives Matter is an equity issue. There have been police officers across the country that have been targeted because they wear the badge."
  • "The reason he called for the boycott was over MAGA. MAGA is pretty much unanimous with Blue Lives Matter these days, if you've seen the endorsements," she said.

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Aug 27, 2020 - Politics & Policy

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White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany shared at the Republican National Convention Wednesday night that she had a preventative mastectomy in 2018, and received support from President Trump even though she did personally not know him at the time.

Why it matters: McEnany said that through her experience, she knows that Trump supports health care coverage for Americans with pre-existing conditions, an issue the president has recently emphasized as important to the GOP. Her comments did not address the fact that Trump administration is currently arguing before the Supreme Court that the Affordable Care Act — which protects pre-existing conditions — should be struck down.

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President Biden delivers remarks on the Omicron COVID-19 variant at the White House on Nov. 29. Photo: Anna Moneymaker via Getty Images

The Biden administration was temporarily blocked from enforcing COVID-19 vaccine mandates for millions of workers by federal judges in two states on Tuesday.

The big picture: The orders, by federal judges in Kentucky and Louisiana, come one day after a federal judge in Missouri halted the mandate, which has a Jan. 4 deadline, in 10 states.

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Honduras elects first female president

Honduran President-elect Xiomara Castro, of the Libertad y Refundacion (Libre) Party, in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, on Sunday. Photo: Inti Ocon/Getty Images

Former Honduras first lady Xiomara Castro is set to become the country's first female president president, after the ruling party conceded defeat in the country's elections on Tuesday night, per AP.

Why it matters: The democratic socialist and her Libre Party have broken a 12-year run for the conservative National Party, which U.S. prosecutors alleged fostered a "narco-state," note Axios' Latinos' Marina E. Franco and Russell Contreras.