White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany conducted a clinic in handling a mainstream media desperate to shift focus on violence in Democrat-led cities.
An Antifa supporter in Portland was arrested for shooting and killing Patriot Prayer’s Aaron ‘Jay’ Danielson, a supporter of President Trump, over the weekend.
One reporter addressed that story by referencing reports that protesters had been throwing objects at Trump supporters, who in turn countered by firing off paintballs.
“What about the video of them shooting paintballs at people … is that patriotic activity?” they asked, seemingly drawing an equivalence between that and murder.
“I don’t think the president has seen that video, nor have I,” McEnany replied.
And that’s when the beatdown commenced.
“But if you’re going to ask about paintballs, it’s incredible that for 90 days I’ve stood at this podium talking about officers who have lasers flashed in their eyes in an attempt to blind them, commercial-grade fireworks being thrown at them,” she fired back.
“A church right out here burning down, the people that were harassed and yelled at, Senator Rand Paul, Dan Bongino right out here and you’re going to ask me about a paintball video when in fact, for 90 days we’ve seen horrific, horrific violence by Antifa, a radical anarchist organization, you’re going to ask me about a paintball video I have yet to see and neither has the president?” a clearly annoyed McEnany continued.
Kayleigh McEnany to reporter: “For 90 days I’ve stood at this podium talking about officers who have had lasers flashed in their eyes… the people that were harassed & yelled at — Sen. @RandPaul, @DBongino right out here — & you’re going to ask me about a paintball video?” pic.twitter.com/CZwFqKge20
— The Hill (@thehill) August 31, 2020
The Media is Blind to the Violence
To think you have a legitimate argument with the ‘paintball as instigator’ angle you’d have to be willfully ignorant or physically blind to everything that has been going on in places like Kenosha, New York City, Washington, D.C., and Portland.
You’d have to ignore the aforementioned murder of a Trump supporter not only in Portland, but another in Milwaukee, Wisconsin last month.
You’d have to ignore mock executions of the President of the United States.
And, of course, the months and months of rioting, looting, and arsons being conducted by
‘fiery but peaceful protesters’ well-financed leftists.
But yea, it’s the paintballs just days ago that are the real problem.
I’m not sure many in WH press corps are capable of shame at this point, but that sure sounds like shameful silence at the end.
— Jason Howerton (@jason_howerton) August 31, 2020
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McEnany wasn’t finished there – not by a long shot.
She addressed newfound pushback by the Democrats on violence – pushback that has only come after seeing how it is affecting their poll numbers.
The Press Secretary ran down a myriad of examples of those on the left downplaying the violence – House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) saying those destroying property “will do what they do,” Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-NY) saying Antifa violence is “a myth,” and Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-MA) calling for “unrest in the streets.”
And now they try their best to blame President Trump.
“So now all of a sudden ninety days later, I from this podium have talked about law and order, the President has talked about law and order repeatedly but because the polling has shifted … now it’s time for the Democrats to deny what they said previously and all of a sudden focus on law and order,” McEnany scoffed.
“I’ll leave you with this: That’s like the arsonist blaming the firefighter,” she said walking off.
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