White House spokeswoman Kayleigh McEnany repeatedly refused Thursday to denounce white supremacists and insisted that President Donald Trump had spoken against racism at the chaotic presidential debate Tuesday.
After ticking off a list of times that Trump denounced white supremacy, McEnany said Trump responded appropriately at the debate when he said the Proud Boys should “stand by” amid racial justice protests nationwide.
“No, he did not misspeak,” McEnany said.
In a fiery press briefing, McEnany repeatedly derided journalists for supposedly spreading #FakeNews about Trump and accused them of a double standard for interrupting her when she dodged questions.
“The media goes haywire about interruptions at the debate but does the very same thing at this briefing,” said McEnany, referring to widespread public criticism of Trump’s repeatedly interrupting debate rival Joe Biden and moderator Chris Wallace.
John Roberts of the usually Trump-friendly Fox News launched an extraordinary angry on-air defense of