The White House press secretary turned Fox News contributor Kayleigh McEnany has claimed she “never lied” while speaking for Donald Trump.
The press has questioned the veracity of McEnany’s claims. So have political factchecking sites. For instance, Politifact gave McEnany a “pants on fire” rating last September after she told reporters: “The president never downplayed the virus.” She was found to be “mostly” honest only 28 per cent of the times that the organization had double-checked her claims. Meaning, though her statements were accurate, they needed “more clarification or additional information.”
When she was press secretary, even Fox News cut away from her remarks when she advanced Trump’s lie that his defeat by Biden was the result of electoral fraud. Speaking at the Young Women’s Leadership Summit in Dallas on Sunday, McEnany described her relationship to the press, saying: “And then there was the question, ‘Will you ever lie to us?’ and I said, without hesitation, ‘No’, and I never did. As a woman of faith, as a mother of baby Blake, as a person who meticulously prepared at some of the world’s hardest institutions, I never lied.”
However, the PolitiFact scorecard found that there were no instances when they fact-checked her and found her statement to be completely accurate with no significant information missing.
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