CNN’s Tapper Goes After McEnany – Says He Wouldn’t Put Her On Air Again

Kayleigh McEnany

CNN’s Jake Tapper slammed White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany on Sunday saying that he wouldn’t put her on air because she “lies the way that most people breathe.”

Speaking to CNN’s Brian Stelter, Tapper said that throughout President Donald Trump’s Term, “you had to steel yourself for interviews with people that might misrepresent the facts.” The CNN anchor said that “once somebody proved themselves to be a liar, I just stopped booking them.”

Ms McEnany has been Mr Trump’s top spokesperson since April 2020 and is a former paid political commentator for CNN.

“There were some people that are … just so mendacious, I just wouldn’t put them on air. Kayleigh McEnany, I never booked her. Jason Miller from the Trump campaign, I would never book him,” Tapper said. “I mean, these are people who just tell lies the way that most people breathe. There was no value in that.”

“I don’t view Kellyanne Conway the same way,” Tapper told Stelter during the video. “She was more of a filibusterer and a subject changer, I thought.”

“There is a big difference between somebody like Kayleigh McEnany, who … tells lies all the time. She can’t acknowledge reality. So, I’m just not going to put somebody like that on air,” Tapper told Stelter.

The White House and Trump campaign didn’t immediately respond to requests for comment.