CNN Reporter Perfectly Calls Out Kayleigh McEnany to Her Face for Spreading Disinformation 'Every Day'
On her first day as White House press secretary, Kayleigh McEnany vowed to the White House press corps that she would never lie to them.
She failed to keep that promise not only in that very first briefing, but for virtually every briefing after.
McEnany falsely defended the President's bogus claim that the virus, which has killed over 300 thousand Americans, "affects virtually nobody." She falsely claimed the Mueller report—which investigated Russian meddling in the 2016 election and the Trump campaign's ties to it—resulted in a complete and total exoneration of the President. McEnany also absurdly said that the President never publicly downplayed the virus.
Even now, McEnany continues to repeat the President's lies about widespread voter fraud coordinated by Democrats tipping the 2020 election to President-elect Joe Biden.
All the while, McEnany echoes the President's smears of reporters and the "fake news media" to whom McEnany answers. She's called reporters "activists" and accused them of wanting to shut down religious services.
So at a Tuesday press briefing, when McEnany accused reporters of amplifying disinformation, CNN White House correspondent Jim Acosta shouted a pointed question as the press secretary left the briefing room.
"Kayleigh, isn't it hypocritical for you to accuse others of disinformation when you spread it every day?" -- @Acosta pic.twitter.com/k36X5SmYyR
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) December 15, 2020
"Kayleigh, isn't it hypocritical for you to accuse others of disinformation when you spread it every day?"
McEnany didn't answer his question, but Twitter users still applauded Acosta for asking it.
Jim Acosta is all of us.
Every journalist should be giving that feedback to anyone from this administration, or what's left of it. https://t.co/sikTEy3bdA
— Clayton Davis (@AwardsCircuit) December 15, 2020
Good job @Acosta This administration is a disgrace and @PressSec does nothing but lies to us every day! Thank goodness not much longer! https://t.co/fJoF1mPmF0
— Anita Carozza (@anita_carozza) December 15, 2020
Now's the time for all journalists to follow @Acosta's lead today: speak truth to #greenlighters like @PressSec. https://t.co/qXFoScMQJt
— Celeste Akkad (@akkadfish) December 15, 2020
Our feeling after hearing the @Acosta question pic.twitter.com/VEsZKF1Q0x
— John D. Johnson III (@BrotherJDJ3) December 15, 2020
As of Tuesday, McEnany has only 36 days left as White House press secretary, but the criticisms of her job performance aren't subsiding.
CNN's Jim Acosta to White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany: "Isn't it hypocritical of you to accuse others of disinformation when you spread it everyday?"
Kayleigh has made a fool of herself this year by spreading Trump's lies from the official podium of the White House. https://t.co/kUNHynypO6
— Keith Boykin (@keithboykin) December 15, 2020
Press hack Kayleigh McEnany accusing someone of spreading misinformation. That's like a pick-pocket calling somebody a thief. She's actually a bigger liar than Sarah Huckabee Sanders. And that's hard to do.
— donald e whittler (@e_whittler) December 15, 2020
.@kayleighmcenany Kayleigh McEnany actually convinced herself that God put her in this position to lie for the most fraudulent con artist this country has ever seen. Why would God do that? Wouldn't God want you to tell the truth??? https://t.co/PO9ovtqp8L
— QUIT FACEBOOK (@SkeptiCatz) December 15, 2020
Just before the briefing's conclusion, McEnany falsely said there's a chance of a "continuation of power"—or a second Trump term.