Kayleigh McEnany brought her abrasive style to CNN, but she has moved on to dance to Donald Trump’s tune before a different type of camera. Clearly, the president despises the traditional written and televised media. Thus, what he and McEnany did next should have come as no surprise, but it did.
No, the former CNN contributor has not signed on with Dancing With The Stars alongside third-line actors and fallen politicians. This is worse. She became the paid talking head on the Donald Trump show. So far, it is not clear whether Trump’s re-election campaign or the Republican National Committee (RNC) is footing the bill for the almost-state-owned medium. Apparently, the president wants to confuse his 33 percent base with propaganda versus reality by exploiting her history as part of the talking media.
McEnany became the RNC’s national spokesperson. RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel released a statement about her:
‘Kayleigh will be an integral part of our party’s ongoing commitment to promoting the Republican message to Americans across the country. Her wealth of experience will be invaluable to the RNC as we continue to support President Trump and build on our majorities in Congress as we head into 2018.’
The RNC claimed that the former CNN contributor will appear on TV and radio. Although McEnany is supposed to speak for the RNC, it is hard to separate her from As The Trump World Turns, formally entitled Team Trump. After all, someone plastered his name all over the screen behind her.
McEnany appeared on ABC’s The View periodically as the conservative voice. The new RNC spokeswoman announced on Twitter Saturday that she was leaving CNN, and by the next day was hosting Trump World and hawking the president’s personal Facebook page. CNN did not fire her. Instead, she asked to be released from her contract with them.
The new addition said she was “excited to be joining the RNC” in its statement:
‘I am excited to be joining the RNC at such an important and historic time in our country. I’m eager to talk about Republican ideas and values and have important discussions about issues affecting Americans across this country.’
Team Trump appeared on the president’s Facebook page and its own page Sunday morning for the first time. McEnany hyped the employment report released Friday, according to the Washington Examiner:
‘President Trump has clearly steered the economy back in the right direction.’
Only in Trump World.