White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany praised Donald Trump’s church photo-op on Wednesday by calling it a “historic moment” in America.
McEnany was asked during a press briefing if it was right for Trump to walk to St. John’s Episcopal Church in the middle of a civil rights protest just so he can take a picture.
McEnany suggested that Trump’s photo op had been a historic moment.
“This was a very important moment,” she explained. “I would note that through all of time, we’ve seen presidents and leaders across the world who have had leadership moments and very powerful symbols that were important for a nation to see at any given time, to show a message of resilience and determination.”
“Like Churchill,” McEnany continued. “We saw him inspecting the bombing damage. It sent a powerful message of leadership to the British people. And George W. Bush throwing out the ceremonial first pitch after 9/11 and Jimmy Carter putting on a sweater to encourage energy savings and George H.W. Bush signing the Americans with Disabilities Act planked by two disabled Americans.”
Take a look at her remarks below: