McEnany tells reporter: 'I don't call on activists'

White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany on Friday concluded her first press briefing in six weeks by dismissing a question from a reporter, saying, "I don't call on activists."

As McEnany wrapped up her briefing and began to exit, she declined to answer a question from CNN White House correspondent Kaitlan Collins, calling her an activist.


“I’m not an activist and you haven’t taken questions since Oct. 1 … That’s not doing your job. Your taxpayer-funded job," Collins responded.

McEnany did not take questions from several other reporters in the room for the briefing, including those reporting for The Associated Press and The Daily Mail.

White House correspondent and CNN political analyst April Ryan weighed in on the exchange on Twitter, calling McEnany "unfit" to serve as White House press secretary.

"So reporting the truth and asking questions for real answers and truth makes you an activist then so be it. @PressSec you need to activate yourself out of there. Unfit for the job," she tweeted.


McEnany on Friday also confirmed that President TrumpDonald TrumpHouse passes voting rights and elections reform bill DEA places agent seen outside Capitol during riot on leave Georgia Gov. Kemp says he'd 'absolutely' back Trump as 2024 nominee MORE would meet with officials from the Michigan state legislature, while disputing that the conversation was an "advocacy meeting" to change election results.