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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.

WASHINGTON, DC – NOVEMBER 20: – White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany speaks during a White House press briefing in the James Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House on November 20, 2020 in Washington, DC. The White House held a press briefing as U.S. President Donald Trump continues to challenge the results of the 2020 Presidential election. (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)

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.

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.

Oops.

McEnany appears to have since deleted the post, replacing it with a simple retweet of the original tweet from Axios reporter Lachland Markay.

[Screenshot via Kayleigh McEnany/Twitter]

She’s getting hit hard with mockery for messing this one up.

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.



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