White House counselor Kellyanne Conway on Friday joined the chorus of Trump officials who pointedly refused to deny a report that President Donald Trump had instructed former “fixer” Michael Cohen to lie to Congress.
While appearing on Fox Business, Conway was asked about the bombshell report from BuzzFeed that claimed Cohen had lied to Congress about the Trump Tower Moscow project at Trump’s behest.
“The President weighed in on this on Twitter this morning, so I’ll refer you to that,” Conway said in response to a question about the report.
Trump did not deny instructing Cohen to lie in his Friday morning tweet, and he even lobbed a thinly veiled threat at Cohen’s father-in-law, whom he has implied is guilty of multiple crimes.
Hogan Gidley, the deputy White House press secretary, similarly did not deny that Trump had told Cohen to lie to Congress about the Trump Tower Moscow project, and instead attacked BuzzFeed’s credibility.
‘They don’t understand what it means to be American’: Ex-Pentagon chief blasts White House
White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany explained Wednesday that President Donald Trump went to St. John's Church with his Bible because it's what former President George W. Bush did after Sept. 11 and what Winston Churchill did during World War II. The problem, of course, being that protesters demanding an end to police brutality aren't the same as Al-Qaeda or the Nazis and it's police killing unarmed Americans, not Black Lives Matter.
‘Comically ridiculous’: Kayleigh McEnany sparks outrage by comparing Trump to Winston Churchill
At Wednesday's White House briefing, Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany compared President Donald Trump's church photo-op stunt to British Prime Minister Winston Churchill inspecting bombing damage during the Nazi raids in World War II.
Kayleigh compares the President’s photo op to Churchill inspecting bombing damage pic.twitter.com/KP5ovHMYzI
— Acyn Torabi (@Acyn) June 3, 2020
‘Like George W. Bush after 9/11’: Kayleigh McEnany declares Trump Bible photo op a historic moment
White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany on Wednesday defended the use of force against protesters in order to clear way for President Donald Trump's photo op at St. John's Episcopal Church.
At her daily press briefing, McEnany was asked why it was necessary for Trump to walk to the church, where he held up a Bible.
McEnany suggested that Trump's photo op had been a historic moment.
"This was a very important moment," she explained. "I would note that through all of time, we've seen presidents and leaders across the world who have had leadership moments and very powerful symbols that were important for a nation to see at any given time, to show a message of resilience and determination."