On Friday, White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany snapped at CNN report Kaitlan Collins during the first press briefing since nearly two months ago.
During the briefing, McEnany took questions from the right-wing OAN network’s reporter Chanel Rion, who asked whether the FBI or Department of Justice was investigating claims of voter fraud that have been rejected by courts.
McEnany decided to use that time to attack the country’s law enforcement by claiming that they wanted to undermine Donald Trump’s presidency.
“While in 2016 President Trump became the duly-elected president, many sought to undermine him, discredit him, legitimize and deny his victory,” McEnany said. “There were no calls for unity, there were no calls for healing. So while every legal vote is counted, let’s not forget the inexcusable transition or lack thereof that President Trump had to endure in 2016 and four years into his presidency.”
McEnany then ended her briefing after only answering five questions. The press secretary then made her way back to the podium just to attack Collins.
“I don’t call on activists,” McEnany said.
Collins disputed the press secretary’s claim.
“I am not an activist and you haven’t taken questions since Oct. 1 and you just took about five, Kayleigh,” Collins said. “That’s not doing your job, your taxpayer-funded job.”
Collins then took to Twitter to share more details about McEnany’s attack.
It’s understandable why someone who hasn’t done their job — taking questions from reporters — in weeks would confuse someone else doing theirs with activism.
— Kaitlan Collins (@kaitlancollins) November 20, 2020
Take a look at the altercation below: