White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany fired back at CNN anchor Jake Tapper after he said that 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.”
McEnany did not allow Tapper to broadcast his accusations without a response. She rightly points out that Tapper did not support his claims.
“This is a therapy session for a broken network, and @jaketapper is lazy enough to participate by lobbing baseless personal attacks, with ZERO evidence. Jake’s real problem: I do not leak. I do not lie. But I DO call out the lies of the media (i.e. CNN Russia collusion hoax!)“
Ms McEnany has been Mr Trump’s top spokesperson since April 2020 and is a former paid political commentator for CNN.
During the CNN panel, Tapper told Stelter:
“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. 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. 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.