Kayleigh McEnany Upbraids Media for Obsessing About ‘White Supremacy’ While Ignoring Antifa

Reporters on Thursday badgered White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany on the question of why President Trump won’t denounce white supremacy, when in fact, he has done so countless times.

The corporate media have been aggressively pushing a false left-wing narrative regarding Trump and “white supremacists” that is beneficial to the Biden Campaign, while ignoring the ongoing violence of left-wing extremist groups like antifa and Black Lives Matter.

“I’d like to ask you for a definitive and declarative statement, without ambiguity or deflection,” said Fox News’ Chief White House Correspondent John Roberts. “As the person who speaks for the president, does the president denounce white supremacism, and groups that espouse it in all their forms?” he asked.

McEnany, understandably frustrated and baffled by the media’s bizarre obsession with a question that has already been answered numerous times, noted that Trump condemned white supremacy as recently as yesterday.

“This has been answered yesterday by the president himself,” she replied. “The day before by the president himself on the debate stage. The president was asked this and he said ‘sure’ three times. Yesterday, he was point-blank asked ‘Do you denounce white supremacy’ and he said ‘I’ve always denounced any form of that.’”

McEnany went on to list a number of other examples of Trump specifically denouncing racism, neo-nazis, white supremacy, and the KKK.

“He has condemned white supremacy more than any president in modern history,” she declared.

In the face of this overwhelming evidence that the president has, indeed, repeatedly denounced white supremacy groups without “ambiguity or deflection,” Roberts pressed the press sec. to “clear things up” by making a declarative statement that the president denounces white supremacy.

“I just did,” McEnany replied wearily. “You’re contriving a storyline and a narrative,” she added.

Roberts pushed her to make a declarative statement just one more time.

“I just did, I read you all the quotes,” she told the Fox News reporter. “Do you need to see them in writing? I will put them in an email.”

As McEnany attempted to move on, Roberts interrupted to insist on an answer to his oft-answered question.

“Can you right now denounce white supremacy and the groups that espouse it,” he demanded.

“I just did!” the frustrated press secretary shot back. “The president has denounced white supremacy, the KKK, and hate groups in all forms. He signed a resolution to that effect. The president just last week—perhaps you all weren’t covering it—expressed his desire to see the KKK permanently prosecuted as domestic terrorists. This president has advocated for the death penalty for a white supremacist—the first federal execution in 17 years. His record on this is unmistakable, and it’s shameful that the media refuses to cover it.”

The very next question pressed McEnany on what the White House was doing to combat the threat of racially motivated violence.

The feisty White House spox concluded the briefing by blasting the media for “turning a blind eye” to the left-wing domestic terrorist group antifa.

“Carrying the water for Democrats, the media apparently agrees with Gerry Nadler that antifa violence is a myth,” she began. “In the August Senate hearings, Democrats refused to condemn antifa—again, no journalistic curiosity here despite the fact that Andy Ngo, who is a victim of antifa, said Democrats have mastered—he should add the media too—have mastered the art of making the violence appear innocuous.”

Their violence isn’t innocuous,” McEnany argued. “Antifa is not an idea. Andy Ngo can tell you that because he was beaten by a group of antifa protesters, suffering brain bleed,” she added. “Another man can tell you this who in 2019, the victim—his name is Adam Kelly—suffered from a concussion and got 25 staples in his head.”

The press sec. shamed Democrats for ignoring the escalating violence.

“In fact, as we just saw recently, there was a Trump supporter who was killed by a ‘100 percent antifa’ man—that is how he described himself,” she said.

She chastised the corporate media for failing to report on the shocking story out of Portland, Oregon. (American Greatness covered it here and here.)

“Again, no reporting here, but I guess I did the job of the media by getting this information myself,” McEnany said indignantly.

“This man who was 100 percent Antifa  . . . in fact had been arrested before,” she added, pointing out that he was arrested for carrying an illegal weapon during a “protest” and resisting arrest.

“He was taken to jail where he was merely given a citation and put back on the streets. And the very next month, this 100 percent antifa man was lying in wait before he killed an innocent Trump supporter,” McEnany informed the reporters.

“Ideas do not target police officers. Ideas do not burn down buildings, ideas do not kill innocent Americans. Organizations do, she declared, before pointing out the gross double standard at play among Democrats and their media allies. “Democrats should condemn this shameful organization in the same manner President Trump continues to condemn white supremacy,” she said.

As McEnany left the podium, a female reporter could be heard obnoxiously asserting that [the president] “is not condemning white supremacy!”

Following the contentious press briefing, McEnany tweeted directly at Roberts alerting him to his own wife’s reporting at ABC from the day before.

“@johnrobertsFox I would refer you to your wife’s reporting from 21 hours ago… accurate reporting I cited in the White House Press Briefing,” McEnany wrote, retweeting Kyra Phillips’ report showing that Trump had “definitively” denounced white supremacists.

“Just now: ⁦@realDonaldTrump tells me he DENOUNCES white supremacists ⁦@ABCPolitics @ABCNewsLive @ABCWorldNews @ABC @johnrobertsFox,” Phillips’s tweet reads.

Update:

John Roberts knew the answer to his own question because he has reported in the past that President Trump “strongly condemned racism, bigotry, and white supremacy.

 

 

It’s clear at this point that the media are gaslighting the American people by pretending the president refuses to condemn white supremacy. The Dem/media strategy is to target low-information voters because those are the people who are most likely to be undecided. The question is, why is Fox News’ John Roberts going along with the ruse?

About Debra Heine

Debra Heine is a conservative Catholic mom of six and longtime political pundit. She has written for several conservative news websites over the years, including Breitbart and PJ Media.

Photo: (Photo by SAUL LOEB / AFP) (Photo by SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images)

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4 responses to “Kayleigh McEnany Upbraids Media for Obsessing About ‘White Supremacy’ While Ignoring Antifa

  • Debra Heine is lucky she hasn’t been nominated to the Supreme Court; as a mother of six children, a writer, a journalist, a devout Catholic – she would be ripped to shreds by the Democratic mob!

  • This is nonsense from start to finish. There are no “white supremacists”, if words are to have any meaning. Denouncing “white supremacy” makes as much sense as denouncing the Easter Bunny, and it’s a shame that McEnany feels compelled to play along with this media-generated fiction.

    Even on the far fringes of the right, you will find exactly no-one advocating for whites to rule over other races. The closest thing you’ll find is a desire for whites to be able to live apart from other races if they choose to do so, on the (accurate) grounds that multi-ethnic societies tend to be riven with crime, division, and mistrust. This could be achieved by restoring the freedom of association Americans used to enjoy before the passage of the Civil Rights Act. But since our betters are fanatic adherents to the cult of “diversity”, they insist that we must be forced to live together until it works.

    • “… on the (accurate) grounds that multi-ethnic societies tend to be riven with crime, division, and mistrust.”

      I look at the dignity in the civil-rights marchers of the early 1960’s, and I come to the conclusion that it did not have to be that way. It became that way, because white Progressives at that time started pushing an “anything goes” approach to personal morality, followed – after the Civil Rights Act – by the false narrative of continued systemic racism that replaced that dignity, and the responsibility and initiative derived from it, with grievance and entitlement in the minds of many people of color.

      You can see a parallel in predominantly-white areas such as Appalachia, where “anything goes” and economic-class-based identity politics led to similar entitlement, and dependence … so the problem transcends skin color.

      I will agree that the public-accommodations portions of the Civil Rights Act went too far; the threat of community shunning they were intended to interdict could have been interdicted on the basis of collusion-in-restraint-of-trade laws, instead of using the law to jam even what I consider morally should be the case down our throats. The latter turned the laws into weapons for demagogues and grievance-grifters (i.e. “BAKE US A CAKE OR WE’LL SUE YOU OUT OF BUSINESS!”). Had we focused on respect for individual liberty in our approach, basic human decency and the profit motive would have eroded racism to insignificance well before now.

      The fundamental problem is that the moral code of elite decision-makers has been prioritized, over adherence to the original social contract of this nation, where the primary mission of government and its monopoly on coercive force is “TO SECURE THESE RIGHTS” for each and every individual citizen. Some benefit, while others have their liberty trampled upon in the name of what the elite deem as the “common good” which too often is anything but.

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