Trump’s press secretary faceplants when asked why she called him racist — and blames CNN

Trump’s press secretary faceplants when asked why she called him racist — and blames CNN
White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany points to a reporter to take a question at a White House press briefing Wednesday, May 6, 2020, in the James S. Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House. (Official White House Photo by Joyce N. Boghosian)

White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany on Friday pinned the blame on CNN for her decision to call President Donald Trump a racist five years ago.

Old footage emerged this week of McEnany saying that she believed Trump was a racist, and the top Trump flack was asked during a press briefing why her she had described him that way.

“For about the first four weeks of the election, I was watching CNN, and I was naively believing some of the headlines that I saw,” she replied.

McEnany was then asked to name some of the headlines that misled her — and she refused to answer.

“I came around very quickly and supported the president!” she insisted. “I was on many… panels where I proudly supported this president, who I believe is one of, if not the, best president this country will ever have!”

Watch the video below.

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