Press secretary twists herself into a pretzel on Thursday trying to explain Trump's lies (VIDEO)
White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany had an interesting response on Thursday when asked about President Trump's lies. While cleverly not saying specifically that Trump has never lied to the American people, instead she characterized it this way:
"His intent is always to give truthful information."
CNN's Jim Acosta got into a bit of a back n' forth with McEnany regarding Trump's current spat on being fact-checked by social media companies:
"Shouldn't the president be fact-checked, especially this president...who has made so many false and misleading statements that he has put fact-checkers to work across the world. He's uttered some 18,000 false and misleading statements according to the Washington Post. Aren't you trying to silence fact-checking by going after Twitter like this?
McEnany deflected and instead said the media needed to be scrutinized, not the most powerful person in the world.
McEnany was asked by ABC News' Jon Karl to at least acknowledge that Trump "clearly said things in these mail-in voting tweets that are not true," but she refused to.
He then specifically used California as an example to explain that the state isn't sending mail-in ballots to just anyone, but only registered voters, which is the law.
Karl took her to task on this after she deflected again, preferring not to take the question head on.