Kayleigh McEnany Deletes Murder Rate Post — After Realizing Trump Was President In 2020
Kayleigh McEnany blamed Joe Biden for the rising murder rate. Then she realized he wasn’t President yet in 2020. Now, she’s deleted that post. On the internet, though, screenshots are forever.
The New York Times reported Wednesday that the murder rate in 2020 had risen the most since 1960, when this began being recorded officially. It’s still rising this year, though more slowly. Should anyone ever take more murders as an excuse to flex? Perhaps not, but Kayleigh McEnany, who was White House Press Secretary under Donald Trump, didn’t miss the opportunity. Fortunately, screenshots were collected.
Talk about your all time backfires pic.twitter.com/pFycqIsw7e
— Rory Cooper (@rorycooper) September 23, 2021
What’s the problem with this post, besides being a pretty disgusting flex? Well, in 2020, Joe Biden was’t the President of the United States — so no, this didn’t happen under him. If McEnany wants to blame the murder rate on POTUS, then in this case she’s pointing to the wrong one.
“There is no precedent for last year’s increase in the murder rate. The previous largest one-year increase was 12.7 percent in 1968,” the New York Times reports. It’s still not the highest murder rate the country has suffered, just the sharpest increase.
McEnany appears to have since deleted the post, replacing it with a simple retweet of the original tweet from Axios reporter Lachland Markay.
She’s getting hit hard with mockery for messing this one up.
3/ @kayleighmcenany has now deleted her original tweet and retweeted the grim 2020 Trump Administration murder rate statistic without further commentary, essentially acknowledging her faulty memory. pic.twitter.com/Zz2RyFL5qo
— Bad Fox Graphics (@BadFoxGraphics) September 23, 2021
This has to be one of the most dense tweets @kayleighmcenany has ever sent and that says a lot. Maybe her followers won’t realize Trump was president last year but newsflash, Trump was president in 2020… pic.twitter.com/74uWW9tT0d
— Knee👀l 🚫🪚l (@CBrowns79) September 23, 2021
@kayleighmcenany Some things live forever on Twitter.
Thank you for pointing out to our nation that the US murder rate was the highest since 1968 when tRump was president in 2020.
Yet one more reason why his administration was such a failure. https://t.co/SNsjgJL1gd
— SCC Democratic Party (@SCCDP) September 23, 2021
@kayleighmcenany You DO know that Donald Trump was president for the entire year of 2020?
How anyone can be as intentionally dense as you is beyond my comprehension. pic.twitter.com/oQUWrQ0SLG
— Josoru Dhasias Tairisiu (@LizMarieGhost) September 23, 2021
The mistake wouldn’t be such a big deal, except that she used it as a political attack, blaming President Joe Biden for the spike — and she certainly isn’t switching it up and placing the blame on Trump, after being corrected.