New White House press secretary once promised: 'We will not see diseases like the coronavirus come here'
Kayleigh McEnany and Trish Regan appear on Fox Business News (screen grab)

Newly named White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany recently insisted that President Donald Trump would stop the coronavirus before it impacted Americans.


McEnany made the remarks in late February to Fox Business host Trish Regan, who was fired for calling the virus a "hoax."

"This president will always put America first, he will always protect American citizens," McEnany insisted at the time. "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?" she added.

In the time since McEnany made the statement, over 360,000 Americans have tested positive for COVID-19.

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