Former White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany told a whopper of a lie at a Turning Point USA’s Young Women’s Leadership Summit on Sunday. McEnany pretty much worked as a paid liar during the Trump administration, but she told the audience that she “never lied” during her time as press secretary. McEnany said that being a “woman of faith” and the mother of a baby kept her honest.
“As a woman of faith, as a mother of baby Blake, as a person who meticulously prepared at some of the world’s hardest institutions, I never lied,” she said.
“I sourced my information. But that will never stop the press from calling you a liar,” she continued to say.
“Our motto was this — ‘offense only,’” she told the audience. “Because I knew what we were up against. Republicans always get the bad headlines, always get the false stories, always get the lies—if I can use that word — told by the press. There is one standard for Democrats and another for Republicans. And we must be on offense.”
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There was a swift backlash on Twitter.
Lying about lying is one thing, but putting that on your baby is a whole new level of fuckery. Apparently she thinks lying is an opinion. https://t.co/VMPv9imR2y
— ProfessorJoaks (@JoaksProfessor) June 14, 2021
Kayleigh’s lucky that cute little crucifix she always made a point of wearing didn’t burst into flames at some of the lies she told. She lied more often than she breathed.
— JeeJaeh (@JaehJee) June 13, 2021
This woman even lies about lying.
— Victoria Brownworth (@VABVOX) June 13, 2021
I honestly don’t recall her ever telling the truth.
— Ethical American (@AmericanEthical) June 13, 2021
Kayleigh McEnany’s first briefing as White House press secretary started off on a hopeful note — with a promise from her not to lie. That lasted for about all of 15 minutes.
— Jane deFord (@jmdmalin) June 14, 2021
Kayleigh McEnany: “I never lied.”
Also Kayleigh: pic.twitter.com/sMSyOJePAr
— MeidasTouch.com (@MeidasTouch) June 14, 2021
During her first press briefing, McEnany told reporters, “I will never lie to you,” then she proceeded to lie right out of the gate. PolitiFact notes that McEnany’s statements were either “mostly false” and “false.” The fact-checking site found that there were no instances where her statements were completely accurate.