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White House press secretary mocked for demanding media refer to Trump as ‘President Trump’ - The Independent

22.04.2020, 15:39
Photo credit: independent.co.uk
Photo credit: independent.co.uk

Kayleigh McEnany, the new White House press secretary, has come under fire for telling a reporter how to refer to her boss — even though she has referred to him in the same way, as The Independent reported.

“To you, he’s not Trump, he’s PRESIDENT Trump!” she wrote in response to a tweet by ABC White House correspondent Katherine Faulders concerning coronavirus testing.

Ms McEnany, a former CNN contributor and Republican National Committee spokesperson took over as press secretary earlier this month.

 

Ms McEnany has referred to the president as ‘Trump’ on social media in the past, and to former President Barack Obama both as ‘Obama’ and ‘son’.

Others suggested the use of a fuller title for the commander-in-chief, with Alyssa Milano tweeting: “Impeached President Trump”.
 
NBC legal contributor Katie Phang quoted Trump back to Ms McEnany, specifically when he told CBS reporter Weijia Jiang to “just relax” in Sunday’s coronavirus press briefing — “Nice and easy, nice and easy. Just relax. You’ve got a nasty tone.”

Twitter users listed other occasions when Ms McEnany referred to Biden, Obama, Zelensky, Trump, Clinton, and Giuliani either by their last or first names.

One user suggested: “Have several seats, Kayleigh”.

The Independent

 

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