Donald Trump’s last White House press secretary, Kayleigh McEnany (Kayleigh McEnany), put forward a new version of her working hours, which caused people’s attention.
Former White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany (Kayleigh McEnany) claimed that she “never lied” during her work, which caused people’s attention.
You may remember her answer to reporters at the first media conference: “I will never lie to you. You have my words.”
On Sunday, Ms. McKenney spoke at an event organized by conservative groups American turning pointAnd made this promise.
“I said without hesitation, no. And I never (lied),” she said.
“As a faithful woman, as the mother of Baby Black, as a person who has been carefully prepared in some of the most difficult institutions in the world, I never lie. I source my information.
“But this will never stop the media from calling you a liar.”
Ms. McEnany did study at some of the most prestigious universities in the world, including Georgetown University and Harvard Law School.
Does she claim that she never lied?
We should first admit that press secretaries usually distort facts to a certain extent, because their job is to perfect their boss’s record as much as possible.
The line between this hypocritical political spin and outright lies can be difficult to define.
With this in mind, here are some controversial examples during Ms. McEnany’s tenure. I will let you decide which category each belongs to.
Mueller reports “completely innocent” Trump
At the first press conference on May 1, 2020, Ms. McKenney stated that Mueller’s report resulted in “President Trump’s complete innocence”.
“Although this report does not conclude that the president committed a crime, it does not exonerate him from responsibility,” Mueller’s actual report said.
Special counsel Robert Mueller and his team refused to make any judgment on whether Mr. Trump committed a crime, on the grounds that the precedent of the US Department of Justice is that the current president should not be prosecuted.
The report lists the facts of ten suspected incidents in which Trump may obstruct justice, and it is up to the prosecutor to decide whether to prosecute him after he leaves office. Obviously, no such allegations were made.
When asked if he cleared Mr. Trump’s criminal wrongdoing in a congressional hearing, Mr. Mueller said: “No.”
The report did not find any evidence that Trump personally colluded with Russia in the 2016 general election, although it did discover the misconduct of a number of Trump campaign staff. Most notably, campaign chairman Paul Manafort (Paul Manafort) shared internal campaign information with a person with ties to the Russian intelligence service.
“No tear gas was used” to clear the protesters
On June 1, 2020, police cleared the protesters from Lafayette Park near the White House. Soon after, Mr. Trump walked through the park, holding a bible in front of St. John’s Church and posed a notorious photo.
Two days later, Ms. McKenney accused the media of falsely reporting the incident.
“No tear gas or rubber bullets were used,” she said.
“Chemical agents were used,” a reporter told her.
“Similarly, no tear gas or rubber bullets were used,” she replied.
A recent Inspector General report on the incident found that the police did use tear gas. They also fired pepper balls at the crowd.
Trump “never downplays” the coronavirus
At a media briefing on September 9, 2020, Ms. McNineney was asked about her boss’s March recording. He told reporter Bob Woodward that he “want to always downplay” the threat of coronavirus to avoid Cause “panic”.
“The president never downplays the virus,” she replied.
“The president behaved very calmly.”
In fact, Mr. Trump repeatedly downplayed the virus last year, especially in the first few months of its appearance. He told the Americans that it was under control, that the media and the Democratic Party had overhyped the threat and would soon disappear.You can find a few examples In this work.
When Ms. McEnany was asked about the recording, about 200,000 Americans had died. Since then, the death toll has risen to more than 600,000.
Politics made her claim here The worst evaluation is “the pants are on fire”.
Ballots were found “dumped in the river”
On October 1, Ms. McKenney had a wide-ranging conflict with Fox News reporter Jon Decker at the White House briefing.
Decker asked her about an allegation of voter fraud by Mr. Trump. In the debate with Joe Biden, the president claimed that votes were being “dumped in the river.”
“He said,’They found a lot of votes in a river.’ Who are they?” he asked.
“What the president is referring to (is) what we have seen in the past seven days, in Wisconsin, the trail of the mail ended up in a ditch,” she replied.
“I believe this is the specific (event) he was referring to. This includes absentee ballots.”
“However, in this particular statement, who is the’them’ who found these votes, where is this river, anywhere in the country?” Dekker followed.
What followed was a grumpy back and forth, and Ms. McKenney accused the gathered reporters of showing “lack of reporter curiosity.”
“I report the news, I like to report the news accurately. When the president said,’They found a lot of votes in a river,’ I just want to know where the river is,” Decker said.
The U.S. Postal Service did The problematic event here, Occurred in eastern Wisconsin.
A batch of mail was found on the side of the road and in the trench. It should be transferred to the post office. Some absent ballots were found.
None of them were thrown into the river.
‘Biden admits voter fraud’
On October 24, 2020, Ms. McKenney stated that Mr. Biden had admitted to “voter fraud”.
“Joe Biden boasts the most extensive voter fraud organization in history,” she said, and shared footage of his speech to the podcast Pod saves America.
“Republicans are doing their best to make it harder for people to vote,” Mr. Biden told the plan.
“I think we have formed the most extensive and inclusive voter fraud organization in American political history.”
He went on to describe the system the Democrats had built to help voters resolve “any problems” they encountered while voting.
This is a very classic case of Mr. Biden’s often wrong words. In other interviews, he described the same system as a “voter protection plan.”
His campaign spokesperson clarified what he meant, saying that the Democratic Party had formed “the strongest and most advanced team in history” to “fight against voter suppression.”
Democrats “welcome illegal voting”
On November 9, Ms. McEnany held a press conference where she repeatedly debunked allegations of fraud and accused the Democratic Party of “welcoming illegal voting”.
“You are not taking these positions because you want an honest election. You are not opposed to auditing votes because you want an accurate count. You are not opposed to our efforts in sunshine and transparency, because you have nothing to do. Concealed. You take these positions because you welcome fraud and illegal voting,” she said.
Fox News host Neal Cavuto withdrew from the press conference midway and expressed shock at Ms. McKenney’s remarks.
“Wow, I just think we have to be very clear,” Cavuto told his audience.
“She accuses the other party of welcoming fraud and illegal voting. Unless she has more details to support this, I cannot continue to show this in good faith.
“This is an explosive accusation. The other party is actually manipulating and cheating. If she does bring evidence, we will take you back.”
She did not provide evidence, and Mr. Trump’s lawyers did not provide evidence, and their attempts to overturn the election results were repeatedly expelled from the court.
Mr. Trump claimed that the court refused to consider the alleged fraud evidence. That’s fake.You can read a broad breakdown of the main judgments Here.
“More than one million people” participated in the Trump parade
On November 14, thousands of Trump supporters marched in Washington, DC to support his allegations of election fraud.
“Amazing! More than a million President Trump marchers walked to the swamp to show their support,” Ms. McKenney said when sharing photos of the rally.
This is an incredible number.That location Not even suitable There were more than 135,000 people, and the news media estimated that “thousands” were present. The most generous number from Fox News is “tens of thousands.”
Ms. McEnany’s statement is reminiscent of the persistence of her predecessor, Sean Spicer Mr. Trump has the most inauguration crowd In history.
Trump’s gesture on World AIDS Day
Another weird triviality is here.
In early December, Mr. Trump placed a big red ribbon in front of the White House to commemorate World AIDS Day.
“The President celebrated World AIDS Day in an unprecedented way yesterday, and the red ribbon was there,” Ms. McKenney told reporters.
Former President Barack Obama and George W. Bush have done this before.
“The continuation of power” is still possible
On December 15, the day after the electoral college confirmed Joe Biden had won the election, Ms McEnany was asked whether Mr Trump opposed the Senate considering his successor’s Cabinet nominees prior to the inauguration on January 20.
“He will not act in advance, but he has taken all necessary statutory requirements to ensure a smooth transition or continued power,” she replied.
At the end of this briefing, a reporter yelled when Ms. McKenney left the room, accusing her of being a hypocrite and accusing “you are spreading false information every day.”
At this point, there is no prospect of “continuing power.” However, Mr. Trump did not accept this fact. He believed that if Congress refused to certify the results of the Electoral College on January 6, he could still get a second term.
On the same day, a group of his supporters rushed into the Capitol with this false belief, trying to prevent certification.