Fact checking anyone from the Trump administration is a full-time job, but White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany got what may well wind up being the most embarrassing fact-check of them all on Friday when she tried to say that the so-called “cancel culture” of progressives was threatening to eliminate harmless things such as cartoons.
At the daily press briefing McEnany said President Donald Trump was dedicated to reducing violence across the nation:
“He’s very keen on seeing the violence in our streets end. He wants to protect the people of this country, when derelict Democrat mayors and governors do not.
“He’s also appalled by cancel culture and cancel culture specifically as it pertains to cops. We saw a few weeks ago that Paw Patrol, a cartoon show about cops, was cancelled. The show Cops was cancelled. Live PD was cancelled. Lego halted the sales of their Lego City Police Station. It’s really unfortunate, because I stand with, and the president stands with, the 63 percent of Americans who think police officers are one of the most important jobs in this country.”
— Andrew Solender (@AndrewSolender) July 24, 2020
Problem is, Paw Patrol hasn’t been canceled, as Nickelodeon informed the press secretary on Twitter:
No need to worry. PAW Patrol is not canceled. ?
— PAW Patrol (@pawpatrol) July 24, 2020
Then others joined the mocking:
— Kara Swisher (@karaswisher) July 24, 2020
Imagine being so shit at government you get corrected by a cartoon dog https://t.co/ensrFfc3aN
— James Felton (@JimMFelton) July 24, 2020
The sad part is that someone in the White House wrote up this random piece of misinformation for the press secretary to read from her binder…..but no one thought to check whether Trump had raised Taliban bounties or election interference with Putin (“I was not on that call.”) https://t.co/kiVRF7OVXW
— Kevin Liptak (@Kevinliptakcnn) July 24, 2020
I thought Kayleigh McEnany pledged she would never lie to us. I distinctly remember that. https://t.co/Lv41vb7eIw
— Kevin Fox ?? (@kfury) July 24, 2020
On November 3, hopefully the voters of this country are going to cancel this administration.
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