Kayleigh McEnany, the outgoing White House press secretary, raised many eyebrows this morning, when she tried to distance herself from her own job during a Fox News interview.
Although McEnany works for the White House, she has recently been speaking to the media in her “personal capacity” as an adviser to Donald Trump’s reelection campaign.
When Fox News asked her whether Joe Biden would soon receive access to intelligence briefings, McEnany replied, “That would be a question more for the White House.”
That answer is rather remarkable, considering McEnany is the top spokesperson for the White House. It should also be noted that McEnany has previously deflected questions at White House press briefings by referring them to the Trump campaign.
Political reporters immediately expressed outrage that McEnany, who makes a government salary of $183,000 a year, was refusing to speak for the White House, when that is the top requirement of her job.