New Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany Spars with Media During White House Briefing

by Virginia Kruta

White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany let loose on several media outlets during Wednesday’s press briefing.

McEnany was responding to a question from Reuters reporter Jeff Mason, who asked whether she would like to take back a comment about President Donald Trump’s initial ban on travel from China.

[…] “In a previous life, before you were press secretary, you worked for the campaign,” Mason said, noting that McEnany had once declared that Trump would not allow coronavirus to spread to the United States. “Given what has happened since then, obviously, would you like to take that back?”

McEnany began by adding context to her initial comment, saying that preventing the spread of coronavirus to the United States had been the intent of Trump’s move to ban travel from China.

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