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Kayleigh McEnany Making a Lateral Move From White House to Fox News

The day she took the podium for the first time in the White House Briefing Room as Press Secretary, Kayleigh McEnany promised the assembled reporters that she would never lie to them. That was the widely accepted first lie, to be followed by binders of lies any time she held the rare briefing as the Trump Administration did as much as it could to hide everything it could.

Before coming to the White House, where she served as press secretary for less than a year, McEnany worked in production at Fox News and she was a CNN commentator and a spokesperson for the Republican National Committee and the Trump campaign. She had not given any indication of any post-White House plans, so it caught some when McEnany appeared in an “interview” Tuesday on Fox and was welcomed into “the Fox Family” by host Harris Faulkner.

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McEnany used the moment to tell Faulkner on Tuesday that she doesn’t believe Trump is responsible for the January 6 Capitol riots, setting the tone for the kind of lying she plans to officially do for Fox now. She had appeared on the network often during her tenure as press secretary. Notably, on February 25, 2020, McEnany went on Fox Business and said, “We will not see diseases like the coronavirus come here,” praising Trump for the way he was handling the impending pandemic in the United States.

McEnany is at least spared the constant and immediate scrutiny of the White House Press Corps, who had a pesky habit of following up her statements with questions asking her to validate her resources and other things reporters are supposed to do. Thankfully, she won’t be plagued by any such nonsense on Fox News.

 



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