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WH Press Secretary Already Broke Promise To Never Tell A Lie At 1st Briefing, Says Fact-Checker

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WH Press Secretary Already Broke Promise To Never Tell A Lie At 1st Briefing, Says Fact-Checker




White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany in her first formal briefing said Friday that she would never lie to the press.

“I will never lie to you. You have my word on that,” McEnany said when asked by a reporter if she would pledge to never lie to the White House press corps from the podium.



But according to CNN fact-checker Daniel Dale, McEnany’s briefing contained at least two false or misleading claims.

“There was a significant misstatement — I’ll put it gently because it is her first briefing — from Kayleigh McEnany about one of these state matters,” Dale said during an appearance on CNN. “She was asked about the president’s tweet this morning in which he expressed support for Michigan protesters — he didn’t say who among the protesters, but some were militia members, and was asked who he was talking about, the people that stormed the state building and she said the president was referencing generally you have a first amendment right to protest. that is not what he said. This is not a general expression of the right to protest, this is support for the protesters.”

“I think we should also point out that Kayleigh McEnany significantly misquoted the FBI notes regarding Michael Flynn,” continued Dale. “She quoted the note saying ‘we need to get him to lie.’ In fact, the note said, what is our goal, either truth/admission, or get him to lie. and so, it’s fair to raise questions about the ‘get him to lie part’ but it didn’t say, quote, ‘we need to get him to lie’ and that is what she said it said.”

Dale also took to Twitter to elaborate on his fact-check of Friday’s briefing.








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