Soon-to-be former White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEneny held a press briefing for the first time in over a month on Friday and promptly crashed and burned as she tried to smear former President Barack Obama, got heckled by reporters for not admitting her boss lost the election, and got torched by CNN.
McEnany has not held a press briefing since outgoing President Donald Trump tested positive for the coronavirus at the beginning of October.
On Friday, she finally convened one and proceeded to humiliate herself.
First, reporters repeatedly asked her when Trump is going to admit he lost the 2020 race to President-Elect Joe Biden, only for her to snap that Trump won more votes than any president in history.
“When are you going to admit you lost?” a reporter asked.
“Right now there’s ongoing litigation,” McEnany replied. “There are, what we know, 74 million Americans who voted for this president. That’s more votes than any president has gotten in history.”
Here’s the video via YouTube:
Of course, Biden received 80 million votes, which would be the most votes for any presidential candidate in history, period. For McEnany to ignore that is downright embarrassing.
But that’s not all.
McEnany also blatantly lied by claiming that Obama did not give Trump a smooth transition.
“While in 2016 President Trump became the duly-elected president, many sought to undermine him, discredit him, delegitimize and deny his victory,” McEnany said. “There were no calls for unity, there were no calls for healing. So while every legal vote is counted, let’s not forget the inexcusable transition or lack thereof that President Trump had to endure in 2016 and four years into his presidency.”
Well, it turns out that there’s video of Trump literally thanking and praising Obama during his inauguration speech for providing a smooth transition.
“Every four years we gather on these steps to carry out the orderly and peaceful transition of power,” Trump said in 2016. “And we are grateful to President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama for their gracious aid throughout this transition. They have been magnificent.”
Here’s the video that should force McEnany to retract her debunked lie:
Sucks when there’s receipts. pic.twitter.com/CJqOkR5FPc
— Jay Arnold 🎬 (@jadedcreative) November 20, 2020
And finally, McEnany disgraced her position further when she only took five questions and attacked CNN’s Kaitlan Collins for trying to ask a question.
“I don’t call on activists,” McEnany said.
That’s quite a nasty attack considering CNN hired her as a commentator while she was still in college and she continued taking paychecks from these so-called “activists” until August 2017.
Collins swiftly responded by ripping Trump’s propagandist a new one.
“I am not an activist and you haven’t taken questions since October 1st and you just took about five, Kayleigh,” Collins said. “That’s not doing your job, your taxpayer-funded job.”
Collins continued slamming McEnany on Twitter:
It’s understandable why someone who hasn’t done their job — taking questions from reporters — in weeks would confuse someone else doing theirs with activism.
— Kaitlan Collins (@kaitlancollins) November 20, 2020
Not a good day for McEnany, but she brought it all upon herself from her first day on the job when she promised she would never lie to the press and the American people. Clearly, all she’s done is lie and she should be held accountable for her lies after Trump can no longer shield her starting January 20th.
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