On her first day as White House Press Secretary earlier this year, Kayleigh McEnany vowed to White House correspondents that she would "never lie" to them.
She proceeded to break that promise only minutes later, and—like the Trump administration's three press secretaries before her—McEnany continued to lie daily in an effort to defend the administration.
McEnany absurdly claimed that Trump never downplayed the virus that's killed over 300 thousand Americans. She lied that President-elect Joe Biden admitted to facilitating nonexistent widespread voter fraud. She lied that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) pursuing Trump's impeachment through a process laid out in the Constitution was "undoing the Constitution." McEnany continues to peddle the outgoing President's lies that President-elect Biden's win is somehow unconfirmed or illegitimate.
In a recent interview with CNN's Brian Stelter, CNN anchor Jake Tapper noted that he would never book McEnany for an interview because of the effortlessness with which she lies.
When asked about the White House's obfuscation of the truth, Tapper said:
"There are some people that are so mendacious, I just wouldn't put them on air. Kayleigh McEnany, I never booked her. ... These are just people who tell lies the way that most people breathe. There was no value in that."
McEnany was none too pleased to see Tapper's answer, and lied about not lying in response.
People largely agreed with Tapper's assessment.
Tapper went on to contrast McEnany's statements with those of former White House counselor Kellyanne Conway's, whom Tapper said focused more on subject changes and evasion than outright lying.
This was the main point of contention among Twitter users regarding his statement.
McEnany's last day as press secretary is January 20th, when the Biden administration begins governing.