White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany may not be presiding over any press scrums lately due to her bout of COVID-19, but she has managed to keep up enough of a Twitter presence while she was quarantining that she was temporarily banned from the social media platform for sharing a link to a discredited NY Post story that was likely sourced from Russian disinformation.
McEnany relented and deleted the offending tweet to regain her posting abilities on Twitter after complaining that the tech company “essentially” forced her to do so at metaphoric “gunpoint.”
The press secretary’s return to the platform came just in time for Donald Trump’s town hall meeting on NBC last night, and McEnanay was ready to bang the drum on the president’s behalf from the social media sidelines before, during, and after his appearance.
Unfortunately for the press secretary, the post that had the biggest impact last night was one that read like McEnany had imbibed a whole bottle of paranoia juice before hitting “tweet.”
TWITTER is against us.
THE MEDIA is against us.
BIG TECH is against us.
THE SWAMP is against us.
THE DEEP STATE is against us.
THE HOLLYWOOD ELITE is against us.
CHINA is against us.
But President Trump has the WORKING MAN AND WOMAN and NOTHING can beat that‼️
— Kayleigh McEnany (@kayleighmcenany) October 15, 2020
Perhaps “WORKING MAN AND WOMAN” is a bit expansive of a category to include in Trump’s plus column for this election.
It fails to indicate the large subset of that broad category of people who have grown disillusioned with the president’s woeful mismanagement of the country, his despicable personality, and his string of broken promises as well as those working people who were on to his con from the start.
It also forgets to include the billionaire buddies of Trump’s who have most benefited from his presidency through his slanted tax cuts and his gutting of the nation’s regulatory environment for businesses.
Those who took the time to reply to McEneny’s post were savage in their responses to her apparent persecution complex.
To be fair Hollywood Elites James Woods and Clint Eastwood are for you. And Silicon Valley Elite Peter Thiel is for you. Convicted felons Paul Manafort, Roger Stone, Michael Flynn and Trump’s old friend and dance partner Jeffrey Epstein as well as the Taliban, Nazis and the KKK.
— Mark Ruffalo (@MarkRuffalo) October 16, 2020
No one plays the victim like racists and elitists do, in direct response to the bullshit that they do to others. Know what that's called? AN ABUSER.
— BLACK TZEDEK (@BlackTzedek) October 16, 2020
And the law. That’s coming too.
— John Rosevear 🇺🇸 (@john__rosevear) October 16, 2020
Apparently Kayleigh hasn't seen the latest unemployment numbers. Because of Trump's horrendous handling of the pandemic, fewer men and women are working. Sucks when you're pulling the rug out from under your last bastion of support.
— Female Suburban Homeowner*🌊🇺🇸 (@nvrvoted4theRs) October 16, 2020
But Putin loves you! pic.twitter.com/NmySQlikzF
— Blue Witch Salem Strega that wears a mask (@salemMAstrega) October 16, 2020
— Kelley (@andreagail_k) October 16, 2020
I wonder if any of you have considered why so many people/institutions are against you?
Like dear old mom used to say, "when someone has been married six times, it wasn't always the other party's fault".
A look in the mirror might do some good? Perhaps some self-reflection.
— 💲Tax Sphincter Says What💲 (@swordywordy1) October 16, 2020
The choice is so easy.
— South Cackalacky Sue 😷 🌊🇺🇸🌊 (@SusanMurrell6) October 16, 2020
5 years later Trump still has no plan. He has been on his farewell tour for 5 years.
— Danielle Candela (@DanielleCandela) October 16, 2020
Hi Kayleigh!! Hope you're watching Fox News all weekend. You get to see yourself calling an American patriot a "former junior employee". Enjoy. https://t.co/COfCC3n3Ru
— Fred Wellman (@FPWellman) October 16, 2020
Pretty much everyone who deals with facts.
You are an accomplice to a Con Man who has recklessly endangered millions of Americans and doesn’t care about anyone but himself. https://t.co/slH8qhOfgZ
— Colin Hanks (@ColinHanks) October 16, 2020
There are plenty more where these came from.ly
Perhaps the press secretary should spend more time contemplating why she has been forced to stay in quarantine — namely because of her boss’s massive incompetence in taking effective action to halt the spread of the pandemic — and less time pointing fingers at people who justifiably blame Donald Trump for the mess that this nation now finds itself.
Original reporting by David Badash at RawStory.
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