McEnany says she ‘never lied’ while working for Trump
Kayleigh McEnany on Sunday said she “never lied” while serving as White House press secretary for former President Trump.
“And then there was the question, will you ever lie to us?” McEnany said while describing her relationship with the press to an audience at the Young Women’s Leadership Summit hosted by activist group Turning Point USA in Dallas Sunday.
“And I said, without hesitation, no. And I never did. 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.”
McEnany knew going into the job, she said, that the press would call her a liar even though she always sourced her information. She said that is why she often adopted a more confrontational tone at the White House.
“My dad said, ‘Kayleigh, you’ve got to come up with a motto for your press shop.’ And I did. And our motto was this: Offense only,” McEnany said. “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.”
Fact-checking group Politifact has given McEnany poor marks for her accuracy as press secretary.