White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany on Wednesday defended the Trump White House's decision to hold a Christmas party during the novel coronavirus pandemic by comparing it to people who loot businesses.
When asked about why the White House is flouting its own coronavirus task force's recommendations by holding a large Christmas gathering, McEnany snapped back attacking Black Lives Matter protesters.
"If you can loot businesses, burn down buildings, engage in protests, you can also go to a Christmas party," she said. "You can do it responsibly."
McEnany failed to mention that no major political figures support looting businesses or committing arson, which made her comparison more than a little off base.
It also generated howls of laughter on Twitter -- check out some reactions below.
@Yamiche @PressSec “Some people looted and burned buildings this summer, therefore we can have Christmas parties du… https://t.co/rgGYjMFCDN— Kevin Gromley 🇺🇸 (@Kevin Gromley 🇺🇸)1606934694.0
@Yamiche @PressSec "If Jeffrey Dahmer can eat brains and penises, then I can have a Christmas party." Kayleigh— Tiffa Knee Trumpp (@Tiffa Knee Trumpp)1606934075.0
I do remember government functions of taking a census and taxes being part of the #ChristmasStory, but I do not rec… https://t.co/f7BNvQ8dWS— Priscilla Huff (@Priscilla Huff)1606934275.0
Kayleigh comes out as pro-looting https://t.co/l6rwq2QSfx— Jacob Shamsian (@Jacob Shamsian)1606934067.0
Reporter: is the White House setting a good example by holding Christmas parties when the CDC is advising against i… https://t.co/Vp8wZ6rmHN— Amarnath Amarasingam (@Amarnath Amarasingam)1606933611.0
@Yamiche @PressSec I'd rather do some looting and some burning than go to an indoor Christmas party with those a'holes.— Melina Patterson (@Melina Patterson)1606934308.0
@Yamiche @PressSec I must say I love how Kayleigh Not McEnany Sense equates looting with a White House Christmas pa… https://t.co/RpCII94XHS— Girl With A Cat 🌊🌊🌊 (@Girl With A Cat 🌊🌊🌊)1606934456.0
Kayleigh's character is eroding daily: "If you can burn buildings, we can have Christmas parties."— Constance Kindle (@Constance Kindle)1606933835.0
Throwing a Christmas party at a lame duck White House is the epitome of uneccessary in a global pandemic. It's fec… https://t.co/HplUujYqE0— Kate Turner (@Kate Turner)1606934054.0