Kayleigh McEnany is the new White House Press Secretary and she went into this job knowing what to expect.
She absolutely leveled journalists in the press room this week and did it all with a smile on her face.
A reporter asked about a comment she made a few months ago before Coronavirus became a full-on crisis.
It was clearly meant to be a gotcha question.
Her response was epic.
“I was asked a question on Fox Business about the president’s travel restrictions,” she said. “I noted what was the intent behind those travel restrictions, which is, we will not see coronavirus come here. We will not see terrorism come here, referring to an earlier set of travel restrictions.”
She added, “I guess I would turn the question back on the media, and ask similar questions. Does Vox want to take back that they proclaimed the coronavirus would not be a deadly pandemic?
Does The Washington Post want to take back that they told Americans to get a grip, the flu is bigger than the coronavirus. Does The Washington Post likewise want to take back that our brains are causing us to exaggerate the threat of the coronavirus.
Does The New York Times want to take back that fear of the virus may be spreading faster than the virus itself. Does NPR want to take back that the flu was a much bigger threat than the coronavirus?
And finally, once again The Washington Post, would they like to take back that the government should not respond aggressively to the coronavirus.” She then wrapped up the briefing and left.
Watch the video below:
Absolute Savage 🔥 pic.twitter.com/K2v5nh1JWw
— Benny (@bennyjohnson) May 6, 2020
CNN was not happy about this, of course…
— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) May 7, 2020
“How dare she cherrypick quotes from January and February in response to us cherrypicking her quote from February 😫😫😖😫”
— John-Jo Carter (@johnjo_carter) May 7, 2020
She will do just fine.