In a tweet this Thursday, former White House press secretary and newly-minted Fox News contributor Kayleigh McEnany accused the press of giving President Joe Biden the respect that they refused to give Donald Trump.
"Right out of the gate, the White House press corps stands for President Biden," McEnany tweeted In reference to Biden's first press conference this Thursday. "Would have been nice if they would have routinely shown that level of respect for President Trump. I hope this is not indicative of softball questions to come!"
But as many pointed out, McEnany's claim that the press never stood for Trump is outright false.
Have no idea what she's talking about.
Every single press conference I attended, my colleagues and I all stood when Trump entered room or, in the Rose Garden, took the podium. https://t.co/UiEECFeOVW
— S.V. Dáte (@svdate) March 25, 2021
2018 Trump press conference where you can see the press standing for Trump. Lying liars gonna lie.https://t.co/AN6hSipG48 https://t.co/70gHbFSGXQ
— William D. Adler (@williamadler78) March 25, 2021
Still lying I see.
— Jen (@jencook29) March 25, 2021
Still lying, I see. Show me one video where the press did not stand when he entered.
— MaryT (@marytangari) March 25, 2021
They did.... when you decided to show up instead of doing "analysis" on cable chat shows. https://t.co/60yggcBvCr
— Ray Steele (@RaySteeleRTV6) March 25, 2021
And it would have been nice if Donald Trump hadn't routinely lied to the press and called them the “enemy of the people." https://t.co/bAkqJ1KAVW
— Joe Walsh (@WalshFreedom) March 25, 2021
You're lying. Again. Just like breathing for you. It's amazing.
— Dave Zirin (@EdgeofSports) March 25, 2021
Kayleigh please you are embarrassing yourself my gal.
— mariana (@puiger) March 25, 2021