Kayleigh McEnany, the Trump 2020 campaign’s press secretary and high-profile Republican communicator, has joined the White House’s communications team as the Trump administration’s fourth White House press secretary.
McEnany has previously stoked the “birther” conspiracy theory regarding then-President Barack Obama’s citizenship in 2012 with two tweets appearing to make light of the racist attack, reports CNN.
“How I Met Your Brother — Never mind, forgot he’s still in that hut in Kenya. #ObamaTVShows,” she posted.
And in another: “Birth certificates and college transcripts #ThingsThatEnrageDemocrats”
As Slate notes, McEnany claimed a little over a month ago “that a pandemic could never and would never take place while Donald Trump was president.”
“This president will always put America first,” McEnany said on Feb. 26 during an appearance on the Fox Business channel. “He will always protect American citizens. We will not see diseases like the coronavirus come here.”
On the same day Larry Kudlow said coronavirus was “contained” on Feb. 25th, Trump’s campaign spox made an even more bold claim.
“We will not see diseases like the coronavirus come here..and isn't it refreshing when contrasting it with the awful presidency of President Obama." pic.twitter.com/O0DDH3Rvkw
— andrew kaczynski🤔 (@KFILE) April 4, 2020