One day after it was revealed that former White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany was joining Fox News as a contributor, she gave her first interview since the end of Donald Trump’s presidency when she sat down with her colleague Harris Faulkner on Wednesday.
McEnany Discusses Potentially Running For Office
During the in-depth interview, Faulker asked McEnany if she’d ever consider running for office.
“Never say never,” McEnany responded. “I love politics. I love the American people … I’ve always wanted to be a voice for the 75 million people [who voted for Trump in 2020], who I’ve grown to know and love and be a voice among many for them.”
The 32 year-old added that she will always show loyalty to the great Americans who make up the “backbone of our country.”
McEnany’s Double Mastectomy
Earlier in the interview, McEnany opened up about the double mastectomy that she got in 2018 after she was diagnosed with the BRCAII genetic mutation, which put her chances of developing breast cancer at 84%.
“My mom got a double mastectomy … it was a hard path, and it’s one I knew I wanted to go down to keep myself from ever getting cancer,” McEnany explained.
The Florida-native went on to add that she made the decision several years before she actually got the mastectomy, and that she had the full support of her husband, Sean Gilmartin.
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McEnany publicly revealed that she had gotten a double mastectomy at the Republican National Convention in 2020, and since then, she said that countless women have reached out to her about her story.
‘This Isn’t What Makes You A Woman’
“This isn’t what makes you a woman. What makes you a woman is being a mom and a wife … ” McEnany said. “Your breasts don’t make you who you are … it was the best decision I ever made.”
McEnany had previously said that she sent her well wishes to her press secretary successor Jen Psaki after she left the White House.
“I wish her all the best. I left her a note saying that much, we’ve met previously, one time, and she was very kind,” McEnany said. “So were some of her colleagues in the press shop and I left her a note, I wish her the best.”
However, she made sure to add that it’s already clear that Psaki is being held to a very different standard by the press than she was.
“I’ll never forget watching one of the early press briefings where she was asked about Antifa riots and I believe she said that she hadn’t spoken to the president about that. They let her move on, whereas if I would have been asked that about violence on the other side of the aisle… that wouldn’t have been an answer that flew, nor should it have,” McEnany said, going on to say that some members of the press corps. acted like “political operatives.”
“I think the standards are different but the American people are so smart, so wise, they see the difference,” she concluded.
This piece was written by James Samson on March 4, 2021. It originally appeared in LifeZette and is used by permission.
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