Daily Show Hilariously Predicts How Kayleigh McEnany Will Spin 'Vote Him Out' Chants as Trump Visited RBG's Casket
Whether it's at a raucous campaign rally, a softball interview with a conservative pundit, or a round table of devotees, President Donald Trump is careful to surround himself with those who publicly sing his praises.
But in the President's most recent public appearance, he couldn't hide from his critics.
With the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg lying in state outside the Supreme Court, Trump and First Lady Melania went to the nation's highest courthouse to pay their respects.
Despite Ginsburg's dying wish that a new Supreme Court Justice not be appointed until after the election, Trump and his Republican allies in the Senate have pledged to move posthaste with confirmation proceedings after Trump announces the nominee this weekend.
It's a complete reversal of the GOP stance in 2016, when they said it was too close to an election year for then-President Barack Obama to nominate a replacement for the late Justice Antonin Scalia.
A line of Americans waiting to pay their respects to Ginsburg began booing Trump, chanting to "Vote him out" and "honor her wish."
Trump booed by crowd as he visits Ruth Bader Ginsburg's casket on the steps of the Supreme Court pic.twitter.com/iASjgYYQjU
— Zach Purser Brown (@zachjourno) September 24, 2020
The President stood solemnly in his mask as the onslaught of boos continued.
The video soon went viral for the crowd's humiliation of Trump, and The Daily Show posted a jocular prediction of how White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany would try to spin the mortifying moment.
KAYLEIGH MCENANY IN 2 HOURS: The president was inspired to hear people chanting "Woo!" and "Boat him out!" -- an obvious reference to our great boaters who love the president https://t.co/LEO99YPLGc
— The Daily Show (@TheDailyShow) September 24, 2020
The show's Twitter account joked that McEnany, famous for lying to defend the President, would claim the chants were "Woo!" and "Boat him out."
At a White House press briefing on Thursday, McEnany was asked about the booing, and while her answer didn't match The Daily Show's prediction, it was par for the course in its praise for Trump and derision of his critics.
JUST IN: Kayleigh McEnany responds to Trump getting booed at Supreme Court: "The chants were appalling but certainly to be expected." pic.twitter.com/4wzWur7pWB
— The Hill (@thehill) September 24, 2020
"I think the chants were appaling but certainly to be expected when you're in the heart of the swamp. I've traveled with the President all across the country ... and everywhere we go, the streets are lined with support like I don't think any other President has had previously."
People liked the Daily Show's prediction more.
@PressSec @TheDailyShow spun it so you didn't have to. One less lie you have to come up with today! You should thank them! #VoteHimOut2020 https://t.co/yCSsOtGKiy
— hill - Science is Real, Wear a Mask - MoC (@HilsMo_C) September 24, 2020
McEnany's actual response was largely criticized.
Someone follow up with "Were the 'lock her up' chants in the 2016 rallys "appalling"? https://t.co/DEU0EZNv1v
— Dan wants Twit Users To Know This (@dan_vdw) September 24, 2020
This is also how we'd describe his Presidency. https://t.co/SZ09CJGMnT
— Auntie Fa (@GibsonTwist) September 24, 2020
Truer words have never been spoken...
She's not smart enough to see the irony in that statement. https://t.co/UMZIeSAgl7
— Andy Szilagyi (@AndySzilagyi) September 24, 2020
Hey @PressSec if you hate DC so much we'd be happy to see you leave. I'm sure if the boos had been cheers you wouldn't have been so “appalled" at the speaking out would you? https://t.co/NWktZcciEa
— FloridaZ (@FloridaZ14) September 24, 2020