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White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany speaks during a press briefing Wednesday, June 10, 2020, at the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

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As we’ve previously reported, White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany can get “journalists” and Democrats to make complete fools out of themselves on any given day.

But what’s especially remarkable about some of the instances where they end up looking like buffoons is in how she doesn’t have to say a single word to them directly in order for the foolishness to shine through.

Such was the case earlier today, after Vox.com’s Aaron Rupar tweeted out a video clip of McEnany answering a question during the daily White House press briefing. Before we get to his tweet and the false characterization of her comments that he included with it, I’m going to provide the verbatim transcript of the exchange just so readers will get a good idea of how badly Rupar lied about what she said:

Reporter: If I may, on coronavirus quickly, Kayleigh. Hospitalizations in the country are up 50% since mid June. How can the president say that the country is in good shape right now?

Kayleigh McEnany: So I would note with hospitalizations in a lot of these hospitals, I spoke with Dr. Birx this morning, about 10 to 40% in the hospitals reaching high capacity are COVID. So, a lot of hospitalizations aren’t pertaining to COVID. What I would also note, and I’m glad-

Reporter: So, the COVID hospitalizations is not because of COVID?

Kayleigh McEnany: Well, a lot of it is elective surgeries and other surgeries that have opened up. About 10 to 40% in the hospitals reaching capacity are COVID related. But I’m glad that you asked …

You’ll note that she didn’t deny that some of rising hospitalization rates (at least 10-40% according to what she said Dr. Birx told her) were due to the Wuhan coronavirus.

You wouldn’t know that if you simply read Rupar’s tweet and didn’t watch the video and/or read the transcript, though. Here’s what he said about it:

I pointed out to him that he was once again spreading fake news for the supposedly “objective” journalists and Democrats who frequently retweet him to run with as though factual:

Not long after I wrote that tweet, I came across the reaction to Rupar’s comments from former Democratic presidential candidate Howard Dean, who clearly took Rupar’s word as the gospel truth and called McEnany a “dope” in response – all over her saying something that in reality she did not:

So who’s really the “dope” here – McEnany or Dean? The answer is pretty clear:

In the words of the failed 2004 presidential candidate himself: “Yearrrrgh!

Sister Toldjah
North Carolina-based Sister Toldjah, a former liberal, has been writing about media bias, social issues, and the culture wars since 2003. Follow her on Parler here.
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