McEnany Claps Back At Reporter Questioning Trump Rally, Labels Event ‘A Peaceful Protest’
White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany clapped back at a reporter Wednesday who asked why the President held a rally for thousands of his supporters Tuesday night in North Carolina and plans to do the same in an upcoming visit to Nevada amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Her answer was simple, the event was “a peaceful protest.”
“People have a first amendment right,” McEnany explained. “If they so choose to show up and express their political opinion in the form of a peaceful protest, which is what the President held. And there’s a real double standard here.”
Many mainstream media outlets erupted in a frenzy over the images of his supporters attending and asserted they did so without masks, but the same outlets are often silent when hundreds and thousands gather to protest and even riot maskless over the last few months.
She added, “CNN had on a guest, apparently a doctor, Rob Davidson, who said now, true, there are social distancing issues with regard to the protests we’ve seen around the country, however, this is a public health crisis. They are marching against systemic racism. So, if you’re allowed to march in aggregate in those protests, you’re also allowed to show up at a political rally. You have a first amendment right in this country.”