If you missed it Friday (and no one would blame you if you did), White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany held her first press briefing in over a month, and she made sure and proved what a shrill, unprofessional jackass she is when CNN’s Kaitlan Collins tried to ask a question.
As Mediaite reports, McEnany refused to take the question, remarking:
“I don’t take questions from activists.”
Fortunately, Collins gave as good as she got, telling the press secretary:
“I’m not an activist, and you haven’t taken questions since October 1st. And you just took about five, Kayleigh, that’s not doing your job. Your taxpayer-funded job.”
Afterwards, Collins also posted this tweet:
Appearing in her professional capacity, @PressSec takes only a handful of questions in her first briefing since Oct. 1. Asked why can’t call on all reporters — given it’s been so long and there are not many of us due to social distancing — she called me “an activist.”
— Kaitlan Collins (@kaitlancollins) November 20, 2020
Perhaps the real reason McEnany was so rude to the media when the asked questions has something to do with what happened during an online exchange between the press secretary and singer/actress Bette Midler.
McEnany claimed on social media that there had been “234 pages of sworn affidavits raising allegations of fraud in Wayne County, Michigan voting” and then took a short-lived victory lap because the county board of canvassers had refused to certify those votes:
After presenting 234 pages of sworn affidavits raising allegations of fraud in Wayne County, Michigan voting, the Wayne County Board of Canvassers has DECLINED to certify their portion of the Michigan vote.
Joining @seanhannity with more at 9:00 pm ET!
— Kayleigh McEnany (@kayleighmcenany) November 18, 2020
The canvassing board later reversed their initial decision and certified the votes from Detroit, which led Midler to drop a big-league F-bomb on McEnany that questioned her academic credentials:
With all due respect, Kayleigh, go fuck yourself. IMHO, Harvard has a lot to answer for. https://t.co/FkEeNaBTst
— bettemidler (@BetteMidler) November 18, 2020
Damn! That’s one hell of a burn, but if anyone deserves it, it’s the paid liar who calls herself a press secretary.