Each of Donald Trump’s press secretaries has bullied and abused the press. Kayleigh McEnany, though, has done it with an elevated level of menace. But McEnany is soon to be leaving the podium as Joe Biden’s team will soon be the one holding press briefings.
And the members of the White House press corps are ready to let the White House Press Secretary know how they feel about her. As she departed the podium Tuesday, Jim Acosta accused her of spreading disinformation. And during his show last night, Don Lemon slammed McEnany, ending his segment with a mocking, “girl, bye.”
The CNN host began, “How do I describe this, uh, carnival of lies that is the White House. The current president is hunkered down behind closed doors, nursing his wounded pride, his press secretary is acting like the election didn’t even happen. Acting like she is not about to be out of a job.”
Lemon then played a number of clips of McEnany either blasting media members or spreading disinformation. He continued:
“So much disinformation coming from the podium. Every day, it’s like, comes out, reads propaganda. Talks about what ‘the media‘ is doing, criticizes ‘the media,’ ‘this what you should be covering.’ I think we got this. You used to sit here on the set with us. I think we got it. When you sat here with us, you thought we had it. You were happy to be here. Now, we don’t know what we’re doing? Girl. Bye.”
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