New WH press secretary criticized for demanding media refer to Trump as ‘President Trump’
New White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany is coming under criticism from some in the media after telling an ABC reporter to not refer to the president by his name only.
“To you, he’s not Trump, he’s PRESIDENT Trump!” wrote McEnany, who replaced Stephanie Grisham as press secretary earlier this month.
The statement included a tweet about coronavirus testing from ABC White House reporter Katherine Faulders.
To you, he’s not Trump, he’s PRESIDENT Trump! https://t.co/EIgPTPDIuO
— Kayleigh McEnany (@PressSec) April 20, 2020
The tweet drew blowback on social media primarily from a number of people on the left.
You called the last president “son.” So maybe sit this one out. pic.twitter.com/YQYYM5guEH
— Brian Tyler Cohen (@briantylercohen) April 21, 2020
Impeached President Trump.
— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) April 21, 2020
— Jerry Avenaim (@avenaim) April 21, 2020
Hey Kayleigh: “Nice and easy, nice and easy. Just relax. You’ve got a nasty tone.”
— Katie Phang (@KatiePhang) April 21, 2020
McEnany, 32, is a former CNN contributor and Republican National Committee spokesperson.
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