Kayleigh McEnany and the Women Who Do PR for White Supremacy
Her tactic is to carry water for the president at any cost
White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany talks to reporters during a news conference in the Brady Press Briefing Room on June 30, 2020 in Washington, DC.
Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty ImagesBack during her CNN commentator days, I was once on the air with White House press secretary and Trump defender in chief Kayleigh McEnany.
McEnany would go on to become an even more ardent defender of Trump, eventually leaving her CNN gig to become the Republican National Committee (RNC) spokeswoman, after which she started her current job as White House press secretary.
After a few months of watching her perform at the White House podium as the latest press secretary, I think I finally understand that what McEnany is doing for Trump is what White women do and have done for White supremacy for centuries: soften its image and provide its public relations (PR).
As Trump came under attack for forcibly removing and teargassing American protesters so he could parade out in front of St. John’s Church, a stone’s throw from the White House, McEnany compared Trump to Winston Churchill at the press briefing that followed Trump’s now infamous and obvious photo-op stunt.