Arguably, one of President Donald Trump’s most brilliant hires during his term in office is White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany, who has single-handedly excoriated every unruly, anti-Trump member of the mainstream media who has ever walked into the briefing room.
According to Breitbart, CNN’s Jake Tapper seems to be especially triggered by McEnany’s razor-sharp wit and intellectual superiority, as he recently said that he would never have her on his show because he claims she lies “like most people breathe.”
Of course, Tapper has no basis for making such an accusation, but it’s not a secret that when anti-Trump reporters don’t like what they’re being told by a member of the Trump administration, they quickly toss out such accusations in order to regain control of a narrative.
Tapper made crystal clear that there are certain members of the Trump administration that he simply refuses to book on his show, as if any that he mentioned would even entertain the idea of appearing on Tapper’s low-rated program, but that’s beside the point.
“There are some people that are just so mendacious, I just wouldn’t put them on air. Kayleigh McEnany, I never booked her. Jason Miller from the Trump campaign, I would never book him. I mean, these are people who just — they just tell lies the way that, you know, most people breathe. There was no value in that,” Tapper said.
The CNN host went on to say that he believed former Trump adviser Kellyanne Conway was different than the “lying” McEnany, saying Conway focused more on changing a given subject rather than lying.
“There’s a big difference between somebody like Kayleigh McEnany, who just like, this is what she does, she tells lies all the time. She can’t acknowledge reality. So I’m just not going to put somebody like that on air,” said Tapper.
For most people reading this, the irony will not be lost that Tapper is accusing a White House senior staffer of lying when a majority of CNN reporters and anchors have spent the better part of four years spewing out lies about Trump as if it were their full-time job.