Fox News anchor Chris Wallace took aim at White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany on Sunday, slamming her for going after reporters about their religious faith and for telling them what questions they should be asking.
McEnany had on Friday accused journalists of “desperately” wanting churches and places of worship to stay closed after she was questioned about US President Donald Trump’s claim he would “override” governors who ignored his demand to immediately reopen churches amid the COVID-19 pandemic. A reporter was asking what legal authority the president has to do so.
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“I spent six years in the White House briefing room covering Ronald Reagan. I have to say, I never — and in the years since too — I never saw a White House press secretary act like that,” Wallace said to a panel on “Fox News Sunday.”
Chris Wallace blasts Kayleigh McEnany for questioning the religious beliefs of White House reporters:— Justin Baragona (@justinbaragona) May 24, 2020
"I spent six years in the White House briefing room covering Ronald Reagan. I have to say, I never...I never saw a White House press secretary act like that." pic.twitter.com/o9K1LxROUV
Donna Brazile, the former interim Democratic National Committee chair, responded that she personally knows McEnany to be an “extraordinary person” but criticized the “combative” approach she’d taken in her new role.
Wallace continued by playing another excerpt from Friday’s press briefing. During that clip,...