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"I never lied," says a former Trump spokeswoman. But the evidence proves otherwise


Kayleigh McEnany claims that all the information she provided was supported. But it is not like that. We reviewed several moments when the former White House press officer gave false information to journalists.

Former White House press chief during the Trump administration, Kayleigh McEnany, said Sunday that she never lied to the public when she held that position. 

"As a woman of faith, as a mother of baby Blake, as a person who meticulously prepared in some of the world's toughest institutions, I never lied," McEnany told participants at an event from the conservative group Turning Point USA.

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McEnany, who now works for Fox News, complained that the press treats Republicans and Democrats differently: "Republicans always get the bad headlines, they always get the false stories, they always get the lies," he said. He also assured that the information he provided was supported. "But that will never stop the press from calling you a liar," he said.

What McEnany says is wrong


The truth of the matter is that the fact-checkers showed that some of their claims were false.

For example, in September last year, during a press conference, she assured that Donald Trump "never downplayed" the coronavirus pandemic, in an attempt to defend the president, after the publication of the interviews he did with Trump investigative journalist Bob Woodward, for his book



Kayleigh McEnany speaks to the press during a conference at the White House, Dec. 2, 2020, in Washington DC Van Vucci / AP

However, the very audios published by the Washington Post newspaper are responsible for denying McEnany.

In them, President Trump is heard telling Woodward that he did downplay the virus, according to him, so as not to alarm the population. 

"To be honest, I always wanted to downplay (the coronavirus)," Trump said on March 19.

"I still like to downplay it, because I don't want to create panic."

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That wasn't the only time McEnany gave false information.

On February 25, 2020, when COVID-19 was just beginning to spread through the United States and the world, Trump's spokeswoman appeared on Fox News to say: “We will not see diseases like the coronavirus arrive here, we will not see terrorism come here. ... Isn't that refreshing when compared to the terrible presidency of President Obama? 

The virus not only reached the United States, it is still here.

It has infected more than 33 million Americans and has already killed nearly 600,000 people in the country.

In addition, it devastated the economy and caused the loss of millions of jobs. 

Another falsehood by McEnany was recorded on November 14, 2020, the same day that thousands of Trump supporters marched in Washington, DC, motivated by the former president's false accusations of electoral fraud.

The then White House spokeswoman assured on Twitter that "more than a million" protesters arrived that day in support of the former president.

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Politifact and other media outlets proved that it was mathematically impossible for more than 135,000 people to fit in the location of the photos McEnany shared.

The images McEnany shared show a lot of distance between the protesters, according to estimates by MapChecking, an online tool that uses a mathematical equation to estimate how many people can be in a certain place, it is impossible that the number of protesters even comes close to the million.

In addition, the National Park Service says that the maximum capacity of the Plaza de la Libertad, which appears in one of the images, is 13,900 people. 

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On November 10, the conservative Fox News channel, where McEnany now works, had to cut it during a live broadcast, while repeating the false accusations of electoral fraud that former President Trump is pushing.

The then White House spokeswoman assured that she was speaking in a personal capacity when she told reporters that Republicans want "every legal vote to be counted and every illegal vote to be discarded."

Fox News host Neil Cavuto interrupted the broadcast and told the audience, “Wow, wow, wait, I think we have to be very clear.

She accuses the other party of welcoming fraud and welcoming illegal voting.

Unless (McEnany) has more details to back it up, I can't allow us to keep showing this. " 

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Various courts have dismissed more than 50 lawsuits from the Trump campaign and his lawyers alleging electoral fraud, finding no evidence that this has happened.

The Supreme Court of Justice also rejected all of Trump's challenges to the election results in various states. 

The claims we list here are just a few of the falsehoods that McEnany made publicly while she was Trump's press secretary.

Therefore, we

also consider it false to say that he "never lied"

while he held that position.

Source: telemundo

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