Fox News host Chris Wallace and the editor of the conservative Dispatch, Jonah Goldberg, slammed White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany for her antagonistic behavior with journalists during COVID press briefings.
Wallace recalled his years covering the Reagan administration:
I spent six years in the White House briefing room covering Ronald Reagan. I have to say, I never, and in the years since, I never saw a White House press secretary act like that. If Kayleigh McEnany had told Sam Donaldson and me what questions we should ask, that would not have gone well.
Goldberg called McEnany’s behavior “indefensible and grotesque”:
There’s this cliche in Washington that President Trump wants a Roy Cohn as attorney general. What Donald Trump wants in a press secretary is a Twitter troll who goes on the attack, and doesn’t actually care about doing the job they have, and instead wants to impress, really, an audience of one — and then make another part of official Washington another one of these essentially cable news and Twitter gladiatorial arenas.
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