Donald Trump hired Kayleigh McEnany as his new press secretary for a reason. Not only does she lie a lot, her lies include smearing former President Barack Obama, one of which she told back in 2017 when she attacked him for playing golf.
McEnany has been lying as press secretary since her first day on the job despite claiming to be a good “Christian woman” and we knew that was going to happen because of her prior statements.
During an appearance on CNN three years ago, McEnany had the gall to attack Obama for supposedly going golfing after the beheading of Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl.
“When President Bush took time off from the golf course in honor of the Iraq War, you had President Obama who after the — I believe it was the beheading of Daniel Pearl — spoke to how upset he was about that, then rushed off to a golf game,” she said.
The problem is that Pearl was murdered by terrorists in 2002 during Bush’s presidency. Obama was only a state senator in Illinois, and it does not appear that he went golfing.
Here’s the video of McEnany’s remarks via Twitter:
WATCH: Kayleigh McEnany: Obama rushed off to golf after Daniel Pearl was beheaded.
Pearl was killed in 2002. Obama was a state senator. pic.twitter.com/5QkFRgjoR4
— Yashar Ali 🐘 (@yashar) March 28, 2017
McEnany would go on to apologize for the smear, but the fact that she made such a claim on the air should disqualify her from being anywhere near the White House Press Room.
And for all of her attacks on Obama for playing golf, she certainly does not seem to have the same problem with Trump playing golf. Trump has golfed more than Obama ever did. He even golfed several times as the coronavirus crisis raged in China and after it began in the United States.
The first coronavirus case in the United States was reported on January 20, but Trump golfed on January 18 and 19, and again on February 1 and 2. Trump was briefed on the pandemic on January 18, but he continued golfing. Trump recently golfed on Memorial Day weekend despite the pandemic, bubbling mass protests and the fact that our nation is in a recession.
He also hosted a Super Bowl party at Mar-a-Lago.
Throughout that time, Trump repeatedly downplayed the threat the virus posed to Americans. And now over 125,000 Americans are dead. And Trump has golfed a few times on the taxpayer dime since declaring the country re-opened as we continue to face multiple crises. But you won’t hear McEnany complain one bit about any of that real dereliction of duty. But by all means, please whine more about Obama golfing.
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