Kayleigh McEnany Blasts Media Over Their Questions About The Confederate Flag

Kayleigh McEnany media questions

On Monday, things got tense between White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany and the White House press corps after a number of reporters asked about President Donald Trump’s recent comments about NASCAR and the Confederate flag.

Trump criticized NASCAR’s call to ban the Confederate flag in a tweet on Monday. And, he also blasted Bubba Wallace after the FBI concluded that the sport’s only black driver was not the victim of a hate crime.

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McEnany Torches White House Press Corps

“I’ve explained to you. This is I guess the fourth attempt, but we’ll try it again,” McEnany said to a reporter. “In aggregate, what [Trump] was pointing out is this rush to judgement to immediately say that there is a hate crime as happened in this case, as happened with Jussie Smollett, as happened with the Covington Catholic boys.”

“We should not have this rush to judgement, knee-jerk reaction before the facts come out,” McEnany continued. “The FBI did their job and determined there was no hate crime.”


‘I’m not going to answer a question a sixth time’

When the reporter wouldn’t stop asking questions about Trump’s flag tweet, McEnany pointed to another reporter after saying, “I’m not going to answer a question a sixth time.”

Last month, NASCAR announced that they would prohibit Confederate flags from their events within the context of protests taking place across the country against racism. A rope allegedly shaped like a noose was found in Wallace’s garage shortly after NASCAR’s announcement.

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FBI Concluded No hate Crime Was Committed

An FBI investigation concluded that Wallace was not the victim of a hate crime, and that the controversial rope had actually been present in the garage since October 2019.

President Trump tweeted Monday, “Has @BubbaWallace apologized to all of those great NASCAR drivers & officials who came to his aid, stood by his side, & were willing to sacrifice everything for him, only to find out that the whole thing was just another HOAX? That & Flag decision has caused lowest ratings EVER!”

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