While speaking at Turning Point USA’s Young Women’s Leadership Summit this week, Kayleigh McEnany said that she “never lied” during her time as former President Donald Trump’s White House Press Secretary.
McEnany Says She Never Lied
During her speech, McEnany recalled being asked at her very first press briefing as press secretary if she would ever lie to the American people.
“And I said without hesitation, ‘no,’ and I never did,” McEnany recounted. “As a woman of faith, as a mother of baby Blake, as a person who meticulously prepared at some of the world’s hardest institutions, I never lied. I sourced my information.”
McEnany went on to say that when she took the job, she knew the press would call her a liar even though she always made sure to source her information.
“My dad said, ‘Kayleigh, you’ve got to come up with a motto for your press shop.’ And I did. And our motto was this: Offense only,” McEnany said. “Because I knew what we were up against. Republicans always get the bad headlines, always get the false stories, always get the lies, if I can use that word told by the press.”
McEnany Torches Brian Stelter
This comes after McEnany torched CNN’s Brian Stelter for an interview he did with Joe Biden’s press secretary in which he didn’t ask about the controversial emails from Dr. Anthony Fauci that just came out.
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”The fact that there is an entire press briefing that went by after Fauci’s emails came out and there was not one question about Dr. Fauci’s explosive emails until the next briefing when Fox News was in the room…. this is called investigative journalism,” she said, according to Daily Mail. “It’s called your job. The press doesn’t do it. Day after day after day. It is shameful.”
Stelter was accused of asking “softball” questions to Psaki, infamously asking her “What does the press get wrong when covering Biden’s agenda?”
McEnany was left disgusted by the interview.
“Brian Stelter is a leftist lapdog and not a serious journalist, I think anyone can discern that,” she said. “I wish he would’ve given me a question like that! But what are you doing wrong as a press? Let me give you a clue.”
“Asking about Joe Biden’s dog from the White House press briefing room, asking about Joe Biden’s cat, asking about what Joe Biden thinks about the color scheme on Air Force One and on day one, how it felt to walk in the oval,” she said.
“We did not get questions like that. The question I received is, ‘Is the president glad that the south lost the civil war?'” McEnany continued. “It was that kind of inane ludicrous coverage of the Trump administration that stands in such stark contrast to what the press is doing wrong in Joe Biden’s America.”
This piece was written by James Samson on June 16, 2021. It originally appeared in LifeZette and is used by permission.
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