She’s not messing around.
According to the Daily Caller, White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany slammed USA Today’s David Jackson after he suggested President Donald Trump has been silent on the violent protests.
Jackson began by noting that the president had been taken Friday to a bunker for safety. “Would you agree that he is hiding out on this issue?” he asked.
“I would not agree with that at all, I was on the phone with the president at least half a dozen times yesterday and every time I talk to him, he was telling me about a different action he has taken,” McEnany replied.
“We have not heard him on camera that much, will we hear about this?” Jackson pressed.
“There was a Washington Post article with an egregious headline about Trump staying silent. He has not been silent on this. I have a list of his remarks there and instead, in paragraph 23 they note, oh wait, we are contradicting our own headline, the president did in fact make remarks, contrary to the ‘silent’ headline.”
“You had Don Lemon on CNN saying at 9:38 pm, ‘The president’s been silent.’ Ironically that came four hours after the president was quite audibly speaking at this issue. I was there for the remarks,” McEnany continued. “And then you had CNN double down the next day, Sunday afternoon, saying that the president was silent. I don’t want to bore you with reading out all the statements, but it sounds like I should read a few, like the president saying, ‘It is a grave tragedy that filled Americans all over the country with anger, and grief. And I stand before you as an ally seeking justice. I understand the pain that people are feeling.’ I could go on and on, but I would just be repeating with the president has already said.”
“Make no mistake. The president has not been silent. And at the moment he is acting to protect this country from the lawlessness,” McEnany concluded. You can read the full article here.
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