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Kayleigh McEnany has crossed a line

Kayleigh McEnany has crossed a line

 

Every single White House press secretary faces his or her own moment of truth on the job. Jerald terHorst, for example, resigned after just one month because he could not live with President Gerald Ford's decision to pardon his predecessor, President Richard Nixon.

 
Choosing when to take a stand, and what to reveal to the public are not always straightforward decisions. There are, for example, times when releasing the operational details of the military puts lives at risk. It begs the question: What's more important, telling the truth or protecting lives? Jody Powell faced that decision under Jimmy Carter and decided saving lives trumped telling the press the truth during the Iranian hostage crisis.
 
I faced my own test early in my tenure as press secretary. As the House opened impeachment hearings on then-President Bill Clinton based on the Starr report, I was faced with the daily decision of how to answer questions about the President's behavior.
 
 
 
Not knowing the full extent of what had happened, I chose not to contest the details in the report from the podium even though for many that seemed to be a confirmation of the allegations.
 
Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany faced her moment of reckoning in the briefing room on Wednesday, when reporters confronted her about the recordings, released by veteran journalist Bob Woodward, in which President Trump acknowledged in early February that the coronavirus was airborne and deadlier than the flu, even as he publicly dismissed concerns about the virus and called it the Democrats' "new hoax." In March, Trump told Woodward that he intentionally downplayed the dangers of the virus, saying, "I always wanted to play it down. I still like playing it down, because I don't want to create a panic."
 
McEnany failed on an epic scale in her response. She did not provide context for Trump's statements. Instead, she perpetuated the lies even the President himself admitted to Woodward on tape.
 
She also tried to pass off Trump's comments as a sign of good leadership, saying, "So this President does what leaders do ... stay calm and resolute at a time when you face an unsurmountable challenge." But real leadership is telling the truth and taking responsibility for it.
 
Only then can the American public trust that the President is looking out for their interests, not just his own.
 
When asked directly if the President had lied to the American public, McEnany had the gall to say, "The President has never lied to the American public on Covid."
 
That is patently false. The President has repeatedly lied to the American people about the coronavirus and the government's handling of the pandemic. He is now lying about lying. By claiming otherwise, McEnany reneged on the promise she made to reporters on her first day as press secretary when she said she would never lie to them.
 
In doing so, McEnany has destroyed her own personal credibility and fatally injured her ability to speak for the President, and more importantly, for the United States of America. Given her track record, foreign allies can't rely on what she says at the White House podium. This poses a national security risk to the United States.
 
To be fair, McEnany was caught between a rock and a hard place. But the press secretary works for both the President and the American people, providing a vital link between the two. The only appropriate response in this case, was to say, "The President's word speaks for itself. I am not going to parse them or interpret them for you." That's one way to maintain credibility while sending a clear signal the President is not telling the truth.
 
McEnany, however, has shown she is more interested in defending the President than informing the public, and her only recourse now is to resign.
 
The public has a right to question whether the President is trustworthy and honest. And while the press secretary is not an elected official, whoever inhabits the role should be careful to protect his or her own credibility. Without it, the press secretary becomes nothing more than a propagandist instead of a public servant.
 
By saying the President has never lied to the American public, her tenure as Press Secretary has effectively come to an end -- and her role as a state propagandist has been confirmed.

 

Kayleigh McEnany has crossed a line 

 

And she, like her boss, will NEVER be trusted again!


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McEnany never lied-Fake News strikes again

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@easyed598 wrote:

McEnany never lied-Fake News strikes again


The only thing "fake" is tRump.  McEnany lied for him as all before her have. Now she has absolutely no credibility.


Man learns from history that man learns nothing from history.
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Kayleigh McEnany Lies Her Way Through Tough Press Briefing Following Revelations Trump Betrayed Public on COVID: WATCH

 

White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany was bombarded with questions about Donald Trump’s betrayal of the American public revealed in recordings made by veteran journalist Bob... for his new book, Rage. McEnany said “the president has never lied to the American public on COVID.”

McEnany unloaded several truckloads of BS during the press conference, including the claim that Trump never downplayed the danger presented by the virus.

 

Said McEnany: “The president never downplayed the virus. The president expressed calm …. This president embodied the American spirit, that when we face a challenge, a crisis, a pandemic, we come together, we can be optimistic. We can be serious about it, we can take it seriously with our actions, which is exactly what this president does. It’s why we lead the world in testing. Doing far more than the number two, which is India. he took this seriously but he still expressed calm.”

 

Kayleigh McEnany Lies Her Way Through Brutal Press Briefing Following Revelations Trump Betrayed Pub... 


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@Centristsin2010 wrote:

Kayleigh McEnany Lies Her Way Through Tough Press Briefing Following Revelations Trump Betrayed Public on COVID: WATCH

 

White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany was bombarded with questions about Donald Trump’s betrayal of the American public revealed in recordings made by veteran journalist Bob... for his new book, Rage. McEnany said “the president has never lied to the American public on COVID.”

McEnany unloaded several truckloads of BS during the press conference, including the claim that Trump never downplayed the danger presented by the virus.

 

Said McEnany: “The president never downplayed the virus. The president expressed calm …. This president embodied the American spirit, that when we face a challenge, a crisis, a pandemic, we come together, we can be optimistic. We can be serious about it, we can take it seriously with our actions, which is exactly what this president does. It’s why we lead the world in testing. Doing far more than the number two, which is India. he took this seriously but he still expressed calm.”

 

Kayleigh McEnany Lies Her Way Through Brutal Press Briefing Following Revelations Trump Betrayed Pub... 


Lying had to be a talent on her resume for her to get a job in the Trump White House.

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She supported a lie.

Accessory to support lies

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Phillip posted-She supported a lie.

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@easyed598 wrote:

Phillip posted-She supported a lie.

Accessory to support lies---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Was Biden lying  or was it his normal incompetence.

 

Anyone want to put Biden's truth meters against the hundreds that trump has broken and have burned in Hades?

 

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@Centristsin2010 

Didn’t McEnany work for fox, before being press secretary for trump...that explains her being a liar. 
And hasn’t trump burnt up all of the pants on fire meters in hades? His four years of lies is overwhelming!

 

Speaking of fires, trump certainly hasn’t expressed any empathy for the Western US...certainly normal for trump who is  not a leader, nor our president...and hates those who are not subservient to him!

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@williamb39198 wrote:

@Centristsin2010 

Didn’t McEnany work for fox, before being press secretary for trump...that explains her being a liar.  Yep, and she also worked at CNN as well.


And hasn’t trump burnt up all of the pants on fire meters in hades? His four years of lies is overwhelming!  Indeed it is, but the Right-wing extremists still give him more meters to break...

 

Speaking of fires, trump certainly hasn’t expressed any empathy for the Western US...certainly normal for trump who is  not a leader, nor our president...and hates those who are not subservient to him!  You are absolutely correct, William.  Best solution is to vote him out of office come Nov 3rd 2020!



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She can always get a job as assistant manager at Hooters next year.

 

Nobody goes there to hear the waitresses talk.

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@PhilipT605548 wrote:

She can always get a job as assistant manager at Hooters next year.

 


Not when they find out who her previous employer was!

 

 

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@myexper wrote:

@PhilipT605548 wrote:

She can always get a job as assistant manager at Hooters next year.

 


Not when they find out who her previous employer was!

 

I don't think she is equipted to work at Hooter's.


 

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Yeah, her resume has hit a bump, like the three before her.

 

Fox will take anyone, however.

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@Centristsin2010 wrote:

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We know she will do one of those.

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Those are wishful thinking
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easyed, You may not be aware of it, but there is a difference between making a mistake when speaking (and later correcting it) and knowingly distributing false information as Trump has done. If that example is the best you can come up with as a "lie" told by Joe Biden, you may as well give it up, it's weak tea and laughable.

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If you work for Trump, you live lies every day.

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Keep calm and carry on


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@Centristsin2010 
Every press secretary loses total credibilty on a personal level by lying for their false prophet, trump. 
And as your article stated, she promised, when asked, not to lie to the press corps. 
Although trump’s lies are commonplace, we must not accept them as normal business and normal behavior...they are not normal and we must continue to expose trump’s lies, everytime!

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