Former White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany defended her ex-boss Donald Trump on Tuesday as she lashed out at President Joe Biden and his administration.
While talking about Biden’s plummeting polling numbers, Fox News host Jesse Watters talked about the many controversies that have already hit the new president just a few months into his time in office. These include the Taliban’s takeover of Kabul, the messy evacuation of U.S. citizens and our allies from Afghanistan, and more.
That’s when McEnany chimed in to remind viewers that we are still in the early days of Biden’s presidency, and he has three more years left in office.
“When President Trump was president, you didn’t see crisis after crisis,” she said, according to Yahoo News. “You just didn’t see it.”
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“I shudder to think about what COVID would have been like under Joe Biden,” McEnany said as she touted Trump’s Operation Warp Speed that accelerated vaccine efforts.
This came one day after McEnany blasted Biden and his administration for their handling of the crisis in Afghanistan.
“I’ve got to hand it to the Pentagon press corps. The questions they’ve been asking are in-depth, they’re smart, tough, the type of things the American people want and deserve to know,” McEnany said. “But we’re not getting answers. The only thing we’ve learned out of this is that the Biden administration is really bad at numbers.”
“They can not give us a count of the number of people who died at the airport in Kabul,” she added. “And they can’t give us the number of Americans stranded in Afghanistan, and they can’t give us the number of al Qaeda. It is far more than zero, they don’t have a number.”
McEnany also criticized Pentagon spokesman John Kirby.
“One of the most obvious questions is how many Americans are on the ground,” she said while appearing on Fox News.
“He didn’t take up the time to pick up the phone and call Secretary of State Antony Blinken and get that number for us when you are the one place we are getting information from today, when there are nearly 15,000 American hostages on the ground?” she asked.