Quantcast
Connect with us

New White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany has a history of downplaying coronavirus threat

Published

on

Trump re-election campaign national press secretary Kayleigh McEnany (screengrab)

Kayleigh McEnany, who was the national press secretary for President Trump’s reelection campaign, has been chosen by Trump to replace Stephanie Grisham as White House press secretary. According to POLITICO, McEnany played a significant role in downplaying the threat of coronavirus, as evidenced in a clip from Fox News that resurfaced this week.

“This president will always put America first. He will always protect American citizens. We will not see diseases like the coronavirus come here. We will not see terrorism come here. And isn’t that refreshing when contrasting it with the awful presidency of President Obama?” McEnany said on Fox News in late February.

ADVERTISEMENT

McEnany claimed that her comments were taken out of context, but other examples of her dismissals of the virus exist, such as her defense of Trump’s reluctance to cancel his campaign rallies in order to encourage social distancing.

“We have the added advantage here at the Trump campaign that our candidate happens to be the president of the United States, who is surrounded by the best and most talented health experts in the world,” she told Fox Business host Stuart Varney.

Read more over at POLITICO.

ADVERTISEMENT


Report typos and corrections to: [email protected].
READ COMMENTS - JOIN THE DISCUSSION
Continue Reading

2020 Election

This 2016 Trump voter lost his wife to COVID-19 — now he’s switching to Biden

Published

on

An Arizona man who voted for President Donald Trump in 2016 is now switching his allegiances after he lost his wife to the novel coronavirus.

Local news station ABC 15 reports that lifelong conservative Dave Dahlstrom, a retired Air Force veteran who backed the president in 2016, has since soured on the president over his handling of the COVID-19 pandemic that took the life of his late wife, Cindy Dahlstrom.

According to Dahlstrom, his wife contracted the novel coronavirus over the summer and quickly grew very ill and was put on a respirator within days of first exhibiting symptoms.

Continue Reading

2020 Election

Kayleigh McEnany: DOJ targeting New York Times over Trump tax leak ‘is a fair investigation to have’

Published

on

White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany on Tuesday said that she supported a "criminal investigation" into The New York Times for publishing details of President Donald Trump's tax information.

During an interview on Fox News, host Sandra Smith asked McEnany about Rep. Kevin Brady's (R-TX) call for the Department of Justice to open an investigation into the paper's reporting.

"The president hasn't pressed for that [investigation] but, look, that is a fair investigation to have," McEnany replied. "We've seen the politicization of taxes before. We've seen the IRS targeting Tea Party groups and its an unacceptable proposition for that to happen."

Continue Reading
 

2020 Election

Fox News floats conspiracy theory that Biden is using listening devices at Tuesday’s debate

Published

on

Fox News reported that Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden may be planning to use listening devices during Tuesday night's debate.

During a discussion with Fox News anchor Bret Baier, host Bill Hemmer relayed information from one of his colleagues, which was likely planted by the Trump campaign.

"The Trump team asked to inspect the ears of each debater for electronic devices or transmitters," Hemmer announced. "The Biden team has not consented to that."

"The Biden team wanted a break every 30 minutes, the Trump team said we will not have that," he added.

Watch the video clip below.

Continue Reading
 
 
Democracy is in peril. Invest in progressive news. Join Raw Story Investigates for $1. Go ad-free. LEARN MORE