White House Press Sec Kayleigh McEnany RIPS Media For Pretending They Never Downplayed Threat of Coronavirus (VIDEO)
Kayleigh McEnany is quickly becoming one of my favorite people in Washington.
She has only been the Press Secretary for a short time, but she is absolutely brutal against the news reporters when they try and attack her or the Trump administration. She’s very quick on her toes and her delivery is remarkable.
Recently during a press conference, a liberal reporter tried calling her and the administration out and get them with a “gotcha” question for allegedly downplaying the threat of the coronavirus in America.
The reporter asked, “In a previous life, before you were press secretary, you worked for the [Trump] campaign. You made a comment I believe on Fox in which you said President Trump will not allow the coronavirus to come to this country. Given what has happened since then, obviously, would you like to take that back?”
McEnany said that during her appearance on Fox Business Network, she was asked about Trump’s travel restrictions he had placed on China, noting the “intention” of the president’s actions was to prevent the virus from spreading in the U.S.
Then she fired right back at the news outlets.
“I guess I would turn the question back on the media and ask similar questions. Does Vox want to take back that they proclaim that the coronavirus would not be a deadly pandemic? Does The Washington Post want to take back that they told Americans to ‘get a grip,’ the flu is bigger than the coronavirus? Does The Washington Post, likewise, want to take back that our brains are causing us to exaggerate the threat of the coronavirus?”
She added: “Does The New York Times want to take back that fear of the virus may be spreading faster than the virus itself? Does NPR want to take back that the flu was a much bigger threat than the coronavirus? And finally, once again, The Washington Post, would they like to take back that the government should not respond aggressively to the coronavirus?”
.@PressSec Kayleigh McEnany rips media outlets such as Vox, NPR, Washington Post, and the New York Times for pretending they never downplayed the threat of coronavirus pic.twitter.com/X45z9zB2HT
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) May 6, 2020
This woman is a fireball and I’m loving every minute of it.