Some people, even if they’re told the truth about themselves, just don’t want to see the reality smacking them in the face. The left, who never accepts blame for anything and piles all of their faults on others, were given a laundry list of their own actions over the last five years on Friday in the White House’s first press briefing since October 1.
White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany gave the left what for during the question-and-answer portion of a noticeably short presser. McEnany went into detail of the hypocrisy of the left and the radical media on the subject of their push to get President Donald Trump to transition his power to Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden.
“We talked a lot about transfer of power in the election and it’s worth remembering that this president was never given an orderly transition of power,” McEnany told the press. “His presidency was never accepted.”
McEnany continued after a member of the press heckled her comment above and transitioned into the list of actions taken against Trump during the transition of power to his administration in 2016 and in the years since.
(Writer’s note: For McEnany’s comments, check out the transcript at the bottom of the article.)
At the end of the briefing, a member of the media heckled McEnany.
“Do you understand the definition of sedition!” Playboy magazine’s White House correspondent and "activist" Brian Karem said. “Do you understand that he lost?!”
McEnany shifted back to the podium and promptly put the man in his place.
“I don’t call on activists,” McEnany responded before leaving.
Some blue checkmarks on Twitter are claiming that McEnany's "activist" comment was directed towards CNN's Kaitlin Collins.
Here's video of McEnany's comments:
For a transcript of McEnany’s comments, read below:
We know Crossfire Hurricane by [former FBI agent] Peter Strzok to pursue a baseless allegations about the president’s ties with Russia. That’s before he was president, trying to subvert the will of the American people.
We know in August, Peter Strzok wrote a text message about an insurance policy against a Trump presidency, once again trying to silence the voice of the American people. In 2016, we know in October that there was a FISA warrant, a FISA warrant taken out to spy on the Trump campaign. And then the American people spoke, and they spoke commandingly in electing President Trump despite all of the odds.
And what happened after he was elected? You had 70 lawmakers say, ‘we’re not coming to his inauguration” — Democratic lawmakers. You had [Massachusetts Democrat Sen.] Elizabeth Warren saying, ‘We’re going to attempt to obstruct the Trump transition by urging the Government Accountability Office to investigate the incoming Trump transition.
In January of that year you had President [Barack] Obama have a “by the book meeting,” where they talked about the Logan Act, using that Act to go after Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn.
Just before the election, you had BuzzFeed publishing and promoting this bogus Steele dossier that’s been widely debunked.
And then for two years, you had the baseless Mueller investigation, which searched for collusion, found none and exonerated President Trump.
While in 2016, President Trump became the duly-elected president, many sought to undermine him, discredit him, delegitimize him and deny his victory. There were no calls for unity. There were no calls for healing.
So while every legal vote is counted, let us not forget the inexcusable transition, or lack thereof, that President Trump had to endure in 2016 and four years into his presidency. Thank you everyone for the very good and substantive questions today.