McEnany Defends Trump’s Claims About 75 Year Old. He Had Questionable Tweets
Donald Trump has spent much of the last two weeks lashing out at protesters and defending police officers. The defense reached a fever pitch on Tuesday when he claimed that a 75 year old man pushed to the ground by police was possibly a member of Antifa.
The comments drew immediate condemnation from most of the media, though GOP lawmakers were mostly silent. Trump’s Press Secretary, Kayleigh McEnany, appeared on Fox and Friends to defend the President. She told the anchors that the 75 year-old has posted some questionable tweets.
McEnany was asked by host Brian Kilmeade, “Does the president think that this guy is part of Antifa?”
“The president was raising questions based on a report that he saw, questions that need to be asked and every case we can’t jump on one side without looking at all of the facts at play. This individual has some very questionable tweets, some profanity-laden tweets about police officers. Of course no on condones any sort of violence. We need the appropriate amount of force used in any interaction, but there are a lot of questions in that case.”
The Press Secretary was also asked about the questionable timing of the President’s tweet. She told the anchors, “The president has acknowledged so many times and rightfully so the injustice with George Floyd. He was upset when he saw that video as I noted he gave an entire speech about Mr. Floyd and the grave injustice there, but the president was raising some questions, some legitimate ones about that particular interaction and it’s his prerogative to do so.”
Watch a clip of McEnany’s comments below, courtesy of Fox News:
Here’s Kayleigh McEnany defending Trump’s attack on a 75-year-old man who was brutalized by police because he allegedly had some “very questionable tweets” — as if that justifies him almost being killed. #ThereIsNoBottom pic.twitter.com/dHnomI1GIT
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) June 10, 2020