Donald Trump’s supposedly honest Press Secretary
Kayleigh McEnany has been the White House Press Secretary for Donald Trump since April 2020.
Kayleigh held her first press conference as Press Secretary on May 1, 2020. At that presser, Kayleigh made the statement that, “I will never lie to you. You have my word on that,” according to a Vox article. Further, the article states that this promise lasted a whole 15 minutes before she started her career as one of Donald Trump’s Liars Brigade (There is no “Liars Brigade” known to really exist. It is just a “turn of phrase.”).
From the Vox article, “McEnany’s first lie from the White House podium came in response to a question about comments President Donald Trump made earlier in the day characterizing Tara Reade’s sexual assault allegation against Joe Biden as “far more compelling” than the accusations made against Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh during his confirmation hearings. Asked to flesh out Trump’s thinking, McEnany characterized the Kavanaugh allegations as “verifiably false.””
What is false is her words to the press. This behavior has continued every day since that first press conference. She’s has perfected lying, not answering questions, redirecting to a different subject, parsing Trump’s words to fit her purpose of speaking for Trump, and flat out ignoring questions completely. Her dances around what Trump really says and means are quite ugly.
On the Wikipedia page on Kayleigh, she is said to be a political commentator, lawyer, and author (I wonder if her book is even worth trying to read?). Training as a lawyer answers the question of where she learned to lie. Or maybe she learned as a Catholic schoolgirl? She is the product of elite private schools and Ivy League colleges (including Georgetown University, Oxford, and Harvard). Kayleigh has worked at CNN and Fox (where what she wanted was television face time, according to the Wikipedia page). She’s also worked on onetime Republican Governor Mike Huckabee’s show. Now there’s a stepping stone to being a strong right wing mouthpiece.
Kayleigh has grown up with the best of everything and can be called anything except an average American. Whatever Christian faith she follows, she must spend an awful lot of time praying for forgiveness for her sins of lying.
We can never expect her to be truthful, it’s not in her makeup.