White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany is not a credible person. This week, a story dropped from Vanity Fair including the detail that Trump’s son-in-law and top adviser Jared Kushner, who has helped lead the White House’s Coronavirus response effort, once dismissively referred to looming suffering and death in New York as “their problem.” McEnany promptly rushed to Twitter with a defense of the administration, but it did not hold water, at all. She claimed that Trump has “consistently put the health of all Americans first,” but just this week, he has repeatedly publicly insisted that if you take “blue” states out of the equation, then the U.S. is doing pretty good. “Blue” state inhabitants, whose health the president sounds ready and willing to dismiss, are among those “Americans”!
‘This Vanity Fair story is another inaccurate and disgusting partisan hit job. President Trump has consistently put the health of all Americans first.’
This Vanity Fair story is another inaccurate and disgusting partisan hit job. President Trump has consistently put the health of all Americans first.
— Kayleigh McEnany (@PressSec) September 18, 2020
She is lying. At a press conference at the White House on Thursday, Trump stated the following, referring to a chart depicting two possible ranges of total death tolls, the lower of which the U.S. is currently in:
‘So we’re down in this territory. And that’s despite the fact that the blue states had had tremendous death rates. If you take the blue states out, we’re at a level that I don’t think anybody in the world would be at. We’re really at a very low level. But some of the states, they were blue states and blue state-managed.’
Trump repeated a similar sentiment at a rally that he held on Thursday night in Wisconsin. The truth is clear: Trump publicly sounds ready and willing to totally dismiss the public health crises in “blue” states — many of which are the ones that happen to have large individual populations! — in the name of trying to score a political point.
In other words, McEnany is a liar. By any reasonable measurement, the Trump administration’s response to the Coronavirus has been a failure, although Trump ludicrously claimed otherwise as recently as Friday morning. As if he’s living in some kind of alternate universe, he claimed that his team has done an “incredible job.” Is he pathologically incapable of self-reflection? Some 200,000 Americans have died — that’s not an incredible job in any respect!
Check out Twitter’s response to McEnany’s nonsense below: