Business Insider – Kayleigh McEnany claims she ‘never lied’ as Trump’s White House press secretaryEstimated Reading Time: just 2 min

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Then-President Donald Trump and then-White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany.

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  • Kayleigh McEnany was Trump’s White House press secretary from April 2020 to January 2021.
  • During that time she was accused of lying and misleading journalists on several occasions.
  • She told a conservative conference on Sunday that she "never lied" in her role.
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Kayleigh McEnany has said that she never lied while serving as President Donald Trump’s White House press secretary, despite evidence that she did.

Speaking at Turning Point USA’s Young Women’s Leadership Summit on Sunday, McEnany told the crowd: "As a woman of faith, as a mother of baby Blake, as a person who meticulously prepared at some of the world’s hardest institutions, I never lied. I sourced my information."

The statement is at odds with her conduct as press secretary.

McEnany was accused of lying, bending the truth, and misleading the American pubic on numerous occasions between April 2020 and January.

Outlets included Indy100 and Refinery 29 have published extensive lists of McEnany’s false statements and PolitiFact, the fact checker run by The Poynter Institute, found she made several claims that were "Mostly False," "False," or "Pants on Fire."

For example, McEnany claimed last September that Trump "never downplayed" the dangers of the coronavirus shortly after the journalist Bob Woodward released audio footage of Trump saying he "wanted to always play it down."

Last May, McEnany also claimed that Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation was a "complete and total exoneration" of Trump.

The Mueller report plainly stated: "While this report does not conclude that the President committed a crime, it also does not exonerate him."

Kayleigh McEnany listens to Trump talk to reporters during a press conference in the White House Briefing on July 21, 2020.

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McEnany was also accused of lying after she defended Trump’s claim that it was possible to vote twice and after she claimed that Biden had a "one in a quadrillion" chance of flipping Texas during the night of the 2020 election.

After leaving the role of White House press secretary in January, McEnany joined Fox News as a commentator and cohost of the "Outnumbered" talk show.

After a number of US news outlets covered her claim at the Young Women’s Leadership Summit on Sunday, McEnany tweeted: "Haters will hate!"

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Source: Business Insider
Author: (Bill Bostock)
Date: June 14th 2021

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