Former CNN Commentator’s New Job With Trump Has People Scratching Their Heads


Even though he’s only been in the White House for six months, and has had some of the worst approval ratings of any elected president, President Trump is already working on his 2020 re-election campaign. One aspect of his re-election efforts is a series of videos dedicated to sharing “real news” — i.e., bragging about his accomplishments. These brief videos are being posted on Trump’s Facebook page.

The first installment in this series aired late last month and was hosted by the president’s daughter-in-law, Lara Trump. A new video was posted on Sunday morning, but with a surprising new host: former CNN commentator Kayleigh McEnany.

McEnany’s appearance came just one day after she announced via Twitter she was leaving CNN for a “new role.”

After McEnany made this announcement, a number of commenters let her know that they wouldn’t miss her pro-Trump contributions.

Unfortunately for those who were happy to see her go, McEnany has just moved to a place where she can praise Trump without any opposition.

In Sunday’s video, McEnany discussed July job growth, the controversial RAISE Act, and a Medal of Honor ceremony that took place last week. She then signed off by telling viewers, “that’s the real news.”

CNN’s Brian Stelter addressed the video during Sunday’s episode of Reliable Sources, noting that McEnany “seems to have joined the Trump re-election campaign.” When he asked guest panelist Jeff Greenfield what he thought of the video, Greenfield responded:

‘Not much. Look at what’s behind her. Campaigns have been trying to do news-like videos ever since there was videos. In the scheme of things that doesn’t strike me as a particularly bothersome problem.’

Greenfield also said that the video is part of the “long if not entirely noble tradition of political campaign propaganda.”

It’s unclear if Lara Trump and McEnany are now going to take turns hosting the show, or if Lara is out altogether after a number of comedians, including late night host Stephen Colbert, mocked the segment.

Watch McEnany’s video below, available via Facebook.

Featured image is a screenshot from the video.