White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany speaks during a news conference, Monday, June 8, 2020, at the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky) ——–
Ryan Lizza’s last interaction with White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany saw him go down in flames after he asked an attempted gotcha question two different ways on Wuhan virus deaths.
For those who missed it here was how he framed the question the second time around:
“When voters go to the polls in November, and they want to judge the President on his response to this pandemic, what is the number of dead Americans that they should tolerate where they can argue that ‘yes, he successfully defeated the pandemic?’”
McEnany’s smackdown of him at the time was apparently not enough to deter Politico’s chief Washington correspondent, because a month later he’s at it again, this time with a question that is as equally absurd and appalling – if not more so – than the one about the number of dead Americans people should be willing to “tolerate.”
Ryan set up the “question” by noting the “national discussion” surrounding the removal of Confederate monuments, the changing of building names, etc. He claimed President Trump had “repeatedly inserted himself into this debate” and that “a lot of people are trying to understand what his view of memorializing the Confederacy is and the proper place of the Confederate flag.”
It’s then he launched his two questions, the first of which caused McEnany to look up from her notes in shock:
“Does President Trump believe that it was a good thing that the South lost the Civil War?” and “Is he interested in following NASCAR’s example and banning the Confederate flag at his own events?”McEnany shut him down immediately on the first question and the look on her face said it all:“Well, your first […]