Former White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany Joins Fox News

Former White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany has landed a new role as news contributor to Fox News, the network announced Tuesday.

Fox News host Harris Faulkner made the announcement of the former press secretary joining the network on-air.

“It is my distinct pleasure to welcome Kayleigh McEnany to the Fox family,” Faulkner said. “We will be seeing much more of her.”

Separately, The Daily Caller also made a similar report that McEnany would land a contributor position within Fox News.

McEnany became the press secretary of former President Donald Trump in April 2020, when she replaced Stephanie Grisham. Prior to that appointment, she served the former Republican chief executive as campaign spokeswoman.

She graduated from Harvard Law School in 2016.

While press secretary, McEnany wasn’t shy to call out media bias; firing back at the hypocrisy of mainstream media in covering the former Trump administration — she also didn’t recoil on confrontations and was commendable at delivering the former president’s messaging.

In one instance, for example, she blasted CNN anchor Jake Tapper for accusing her of being a “serial liar” to justify his move to ban her from his show.

McEnany called left-leaning CNN, as a “broken network” as she slammed Tapper for being “lazy” and peddling lies without looking for evidence to back their claims against former president Trump and his administration.

“No matter what Republican administration it is, Republican women are just treated differently by virtue of their party ideology,” McEnany said at one point. “It’s unfortunate, but if you are a Republican, male or female, you will be attacked particularly in the Trump administration because the media always is keen to demonstrate their innately liberal bias.”

Meanwhile, in what appeared as a confirmation of her new role at Fox News, McEnany retweeted several social media posts congratulating her on her new feat.

McEnany cites difference between media coverage 

In her first public interview since leaving the White House, the former press secretary talked about the “very difficult day” in the White House following the Capitol Hill riots, her relationship with Jen Psaki, President Joe Biden’s press secretary and the difference in media coverage between the Trump and Biden administration.

McEnany wished Psaki “all the best” and said she left the new press secretary a note “saying that much.”

Nonetheless, the former press secretary blasted the striking difference in the way mainstream media covers Psaki compared to its attitude towards the Trump administration.

“I’ll never forget watching one of the early press briefings where she was asked about Antifa riots and I believe she said that she hadn’t spoken to the president about that. They let her move on, whereas if I would have been asked that about violence on the other side of the aisle … that wouldn’t have been an answer that flew, nor should it have,” McEnany said, noting that some reporters in the briefing room during her time acted like “political operatives.”

“I think the standards are different but the American people are so smart, so wise, they see the difference.”

Steeve Strange

Steeve is the CEO & Co-Founder of The Scoop.

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