Kayleigh McEnany is the most recent White Home
staffer to check optimistic
for the virus, including
to questions on
how widespread the West Wing outbreak will turn out to be
. McEnany’s analysis
is a stark reminder that the administration has flouted science and greatest
practices earlier than
and even after the President examined optimistic
. She continued to publicly shirk masks utilization within the
days since President Donald Trump and different
staffers and outdoors
advisers examined optimistic
for the virus.
When the White Home was doing contact tracing within the aftermath of prime Trump adviser Hope Hicks’ analysis, Kayleigh McEnany was informed that she had been an in depth contact of Hicks, and was pulled off the President’s fundraising journey to New Jersey. She wasn’t informed till later that afternoon that Hicks examined optimistic, reaffiriming in her assertion Monday that she “definitively had no data” of that previous to the briefing. McEnany mentioned she had examined adverse “each day since Thursday.”
She didn’t, nonetheless, take any steps to isolate herself given her identified shut contact with Hicks. McEnany final briefed reporters within the briefing room on Thursday morning, hours earlier than information of the President’s analysis. On Friday, she appeared on Fox Information and eliminated her masks to talk with reporters on the White Home driveway. She spoke with reporters once more on Sunday evening, and didn’t put on a masks.
Kayleigh McEnany informed reporters Sunday that the White Home wouldn’t be releasing the variety of West Wing staffers who examined optimistic, citing privateness issues. She additionally declined to supply a particular timeline of when the President was examined when pressed repeatedly.
Along with the President and first girl Melania Trump, there are a number of identified optimistic circumstances of coronavirus at or close to the White Home, together with Hicks, Trump physique man Nick Luna, an unnamed press staffer, former White Home counselor Kellyanne Conway, Trump marketing campaign supervisor Invoice Stepien, Republican Nationwide Committee Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel, former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, and Republican Sens. Thom Tillis, Mike Lee and Ron Johnson.
Kayleigh McEnany, Trump’s fourth press secretary
, assumed the position
amid the pandemic in early April after serving because the
Trump 2020 marketing campaign
‘s press secretary. A Harvard Legislation Faculty
graduate, McEnany rose to nationwide
prominence — and likewise
captured then-candidate Trump’s consideration
— in the course of the
2016 presidential election, when she was steadily
on air as a paid CNN political commentator. After the election, she joined the Republican Nationwide
Committee as a spokeswoman earlier than becoming a member of
the marketing campaign
Since April, she has held press briefings, largely on a weekly foundation, and steadily spoken on behalf of the administration on Fox Information.
This story has been up to date with remarks from Kayleigh McEnany.