Former CNN conservative commentator turned GOP spokesperson Kayleigh McEnany on Tuesday became one of the only people to defend Donald Trump after his free-wheeling press conference left people on both sides of the aisle stunned.
“President @realDonaldTrump once again denounced hate today,” McEnany wrote. “The GOP stands behind his message of love and inclusiveness!”
President @realDonaldTrump once again denounced hate today. The GOP stands behind his message of love and inclusiveness!— Kayleigh McEnany (@Kayleigh McEnany)1502840988.0
In fact, Trump spent the majority of the press conference equating white nationalists and neo-Nazis with counter protestors standing against hate and bigotry. He insisted his widely-panned statement Saturday that failed to condemn white supremacy was “fine,” and appeared to give credence to arguments by alt-right activists that the so-called “alt-left” was also to blame for the violence.
The Internet on Tuesday lit up “soulless melting Barbie mouthpiece” for her tweet:
@kayleighmcenany @realDonaldTrump Crack is a terrible drug, Kayleigh. Please get help.— Shannon Coulter (@Shannon Coulter)1502842928.0
I've stayed in the party because I figured staying and fighting for it was better than leaving. But the Lord is tes… https://t.co/cWpTlZUBGP— Kristen Soltis Anderson (@Kristen Soltis Anderson)1502842266.0
This just in from Trump Tower News https://t.co/Z1HH3mKBB4— Jake Tapper (@Jake Tapper)1502842400.0
Meanwhile, in alt reality.... https://t.co/EZd2yO8RgH— Garance Franke-Ruta (@Garance Franke-Ruta)1502842146.0
@kayleighmcenany @realDonaldTrump ... said no one not paid to say this.— pourmecoffee (@pourmecoffee)1502842403.0
@kayleighmcenany @realDonaldTrump do you get paid a salary or do you just sign your soul over or how's that work— Dan Ozzi (@Dan Ozzi)1502841332.0
@kayleighmcenany @realDonaldTrump are you the dumbest motherfucker i've ever met in my life— Matt Negrin, HOST OF HARDBALL AT 7PM ON MSNBC (@Matt Negrin, HOST OF HARDBALL AT 7PM ON MSNBC)1502841526.0
@kayleighmcenany @realDonaldTrump Do you mean the message of love when the Nazis were shouting "Fuck You Faggots" on Saturday?— Jonathan Boucher (@Jonathan Boucher)1502841499.0
@kayleighmcenany @realDonaldTrump Soulless melting Barbie mouthpiece.— Anita Creamer (@Anita Creamer)1502843443.0