What Kayleigh McEnany Just Admitted About Her Time In The White House

It looks like there is one question former White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany will never forget being asked from her time representing former President Donald Trump.

While speaking in front of conservative group Turning Point USA at their Young Women's Leadership Summit on June 13, she recalled an inquiry she received during a May 2020 press conference in which a journalist asked, "Will you pledge to never lie to us from the podium?" She promptly replied, "I will never lie to you," and although critics were quick to slam her remark at the time, it seems like she still stands by her word.

"And I said without hesitation, 'No,'" McEnany retold, reiterating her previous assertion for Sunday's conservative audience, per Newsweek. "And I never did. As a woman of faith, as a mother of baby Blake, as a person who meticulously prepared at some of the world's hardest institutions, I never lied. I sourced my information." 

Keep scrolling for more about what McEnany said about her allegiance to the truth during her time as the White House Press Secretary.

McEnany claims she was unfairly labeled a 'liar'

While speaking about her time behind the podium representing former President Donald Trump, Kayleigh McEnany said she was unjustly classified as a "liar" by the news media despite her qualifications for the role and her commitment to her faith.

"Our motto was this: 'Offense only,'" she said to the crowd at Turning Point USA's Young Women's Leadership Summit, per Newsweek. "Because I knew what we were up against."

She continued to claim, "Republicans always get the bad headlines, always get the false stories, always get the lies — if I can use that word — told by the press." Adding, "There is one standard for Democrats and another for Republicans. And we must be on offense. Confident, bold, and willing to call it out. We cannot be silent."

But although McEnany professed her respect for the truth, many people took to Twitter to state otherwise.

Twitter is not accepting Kayleigh McEnany's claims of honesty

People are Twitter quickly spoke out against McEnany's claim. "#KayleighMcEnany never told a lie? She is consistent. When up is down and right is wrong and real is fake. In this Wonderland she is truth personified," one person tweeted. "Wow...she lies about lying by saying she could never lie because of her faith. Unbelievable," another added.

However, it looks like the former Press Secretary expected the criticism, and later tweeted, "Haters will hate!" Prompting a slew of tweets reading, "And liars will lie."

One Twitter user let her have it, writing, "Yep, Kayleigh McEnany never lied. And I'm a 6'2, size 4, natural blonde Rhodes Scholar virgin, who never f***ing swears, invented pasta, won the Preakness (as a horse), wrote the screenplay for The Graduate, and can beat The Rock in an arm wrestling competition, with my LEFT arm."'

Another Twitter user wasn't letting McEnany off the hook either, writing, "As a Christian and a mother, I have never, ever jaywalked. God made me use the crosswalks. Like Kayleigh McEnany, everything I just typed is a lie."

On the other side of things, at least one Twitter user thanked McEnany, writing, "It's beyond evident that the media & leftist Twitter don't like someone who consistently told the truth, called out the bias, and fought for transparency ... Kayleigh will forever be one of, if not the best, White House Press Secretaries."

Fact checkers don't accept McEneny's claims that she never lied

Fact-checkers also aren't buying Kayleigh McEnany's claims that she never lied. One month before she became former President Trump's press secretary, she said, per The Washington Post, "We will not see diseases like the coronavirus come here." She was, at best, incorrect; as of this writing, Covid-19 has killed nearly 600,000 people in the U.S. alone. But sure, technically, that was actually BEFORE she assumed the job of press secretary. 

In September 2020, McEnany said, per Politifact, she also claimed that Trump had "never downplayed the virus" and the risk it presented to the U.S. The same month, she also said Trump's health care plan to replace the Affordable Care Act would be released "in the next week or so." That plan wasn't ever released while he was in office or since, per Vox.  

McEneny also claimed that Robert Mueller's report on the investigation into Trump's potential involvement with Russian officials resulted in "the complete and total exoneration of President Trump," per The Washington Post. That was her first press conference in her role as press secretary, and her statement was not true. The report actually said (via The New York Times): "While this report does not conclude that the President committed a crime, it also does not exonerate him."