Former Trump campaign press secretary Kayleigh McEnany was recently appointed President Donald Trump's White House press secretary.
She's the fourth person to occupy the position and, like all of Trump's previous press secretaries, is an expert at spinning the President's most atrocious scandals into acts of benevolence to his supporters.
On Friday, McEnany held the first "daily" White House Press Briefing in over a year, and she made a surprising pledge.
"I will never lie to you. You have my word on that." -- Kayleigh McEnany during her first press briefing as press s… https://t.co/RNPSG0rNre— Aaron Rupar (@Aaron Rupar) 1588357354.0
One of the White House correspondents asked McEnany to pledge not to lie to any reporters going forward—a pledge none of her predecessors kept.
"I will never lie to you. You have my word on that."
McEnany then proceeded to lie to them multiple times as Vox's Aaron Rupar pointed out.
She said the sexual assault allegations against Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh were "verifiably false."
This is far from the truth. Though Republican Senators may have voted to confirm Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, no exculpatory evidence was offered and his primary accuser, Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, never withdrew her claims.
She then lied about sexual assault allegations against Trump, saying that the accusations of those nearly 30 women were outdated and answered by voters in the 2016 election four years ago.
In reality, E. Jean Carroll came out about her alleged assault by Trump in a dressing room in the 1990s. She's seeking the President's DNA to match it with a stain from the outfit she was wearing that day. Carroll's accusation came just last year.
McEnany later lied about recent revelations from handwritten FBI notes regarding the questioning of Trump's former Chief of Staff, Michael Flynn.
McEnany said there was a handwritten FBI note that said "we need to get Flynn to lie and get him fired."
In reality, the note said:
"What is our goal? Truth/admission or to get him to lie, so we can prosecute him or get him fired?"
Flynn did lie to the FBI. He pleaded guilty for it.
Sadly, people weren't surprised that it took Kayleigh all of 15 minutes to break her vow.
Gosh, who'd a' thunk it? https://t.co/k2mk8Ba0lc— James P. Quick (@James P. Quick) 1588366586.0
I am shocked, shocked I say. https://t.co/UtH2powiyJ— Mike "Save the Post Office" Exinger (@Mike "Save the Post Office" Exinger) 1588366045.0
I’m shocked 🙄 https://t.co/5N8seT6Dw7— Mary Beth Schneider (@Mary Beth Schneider) 1588363562.0
Of course she lies she believes her lies are the truth! Doesn’t make any sense does it 🤣🤣 oh well 😔 https://t.co/5hTURLbNPX— baran nancy (@baran nancy) 1588364886.0
Then again, in the Trump administration, lying to glorify the President is the primary job requirement.
The first hint this would happen would be when Trump hired her. https://t.co/KegcRohFRU— Michael C. Bailey needs coffee, badly (@Michael C. Bailey needs coffee, badly) 1588365206.0
Nobody in this administration will tell the truth. Telling the truth would leave them out of a job. https://t.co/2sA6BopZeE— D Villella ❄️ (@D Villella ❄️) 1588366167.0
No one expected anything different of her, Trump hired her. https://t.co/HrRhQ8Ebsk— SMH at MoronsWithoutMasks (@SMH at MoronsWithoutMasks) 1588364834.0
A fitting Trump toadie. https://t.co/6OXvY4HXDD— Daniel Mandell (@Daniel Mandell) 1588363854.0
Different face, same schtick.