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I noted a week ago that White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany had opened two weeks in a row with a remembrance of all the black lives that do not matter to the Marxists running Black Lives Matter, the DNC, and their media jackals. I showed that the press corps completely ignored and buried that news in their half-hour hate. I concluded that Kayleigh McEnany should continue the demonstration of real care for all black lives this Monday and then slam the trap shut when the leftists again ignore black lives lost on our city streets. She did, and it was a thing of beauty, “all black lives matter:”

Press Briefing by Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany
Issued on: July 6, 2020

James S. Brady Press Briefing Room

1:29 P.M. EDT

MS. MCENANY: All right. Hello, everyone. Over the holiday weekend, President Trump delivered two defining, unifying, and patriotic speeches, which drew widespread praise by those who cherish our values, honor our history, and seek to advance policies that lift up all Americans.

The President outlined a vision for the future. The President outlined a vision for stronger and safer communities. President Trump said, “After all, what do we want? We want a strong military, great education, housing, low taxes, law and order.” He went on to say, “We want safety, we want equal justice, we want religious liberty, we want faith and family, and living in the great communities and happy communities and safe communities. And we want great jobs, and we want to be respected by the rest of the world, not taken advantage of by the rest of the world.” He went on to say, “We should all want the same thing. How can it be any different than those things?”

This message is now more important and more timely than ever. Radical left-wing mobs seek to tear down our monuments and our memorials — everyone from George Washington to Abraham Lincoln to Frederick Douglass, and even Gandhi. Misguided movements, such as “Defund the Police,” seek to leave our communities more vulnerable than ever. Case in point: This weekend alone, in New York, there were 44 shootings with 11 killed; in Chicago, 75 people were shot with 13 killed; and tragically, at least five of these individuals were children who were killed in cities across the country. An absolutely devastating loss, and we grieve for those families. Crimes such as this is dark and it is divisive.

This July 4th, the President said, “Our movement is based on lifting all citizens to reach their fullest God-given potential. Never forget: We are one family and one nation…We will teach our children to cherish and adore their country so…they can build its future.”

This vision is not a culture war, as the media seeks to falsely proclaim; it’s an embrace of our American family, our values, our freedom, and our future.

And with that, I’ll take questions.

Peter.

Q Kayleigh, I want to ask you just a couple questions. The first one: Why is the President so supportive of flying the Confederate flag?

[. . .]

MS. MCENANY: And finally, I’d end with this: You know, I was asked probably 12 questions about the Confederate flag. This President is focused on action, and I’m a little dismayed that I didn’t receive one question on the deaths that we got in this country this weekend. I didn’t receive one question about New York City shootings doubling for the third straight week. And over the last seven days, shootings skyrocketed by 142 percent. Not one question. I didn’t receive one question about five children who were killed.

And I’ll leave you with this remark by a dad — it broke my heart — a dad of an eight-year-old lost in Atlanta this weekend: “They say black lives matter…you killed a child. She didn’t do nothing to nobody,” was his quote.

We need to be focused on securing our streets, making sure no lives are lost because all black lives matter — that of David Dorn and that of this eight-year-old girl.

Thank you.

[Excerpted and emphasis added]

The official video gives you the tone and body language.

 

The press corps should have been ready, should have picked up on what was coming. After all, Kayleigh McEnany all but stomped her foot on the instructor platform, signaling what was coming. She appeared on Fox News Monday morning specifically on the story of carnage on our big city streets:

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  1. Goldwaterwoman Thatcher

    I wouldn’t have her job for all the tea in China. Thank goodness for this lovely, smart young woman.

    • #1
    • July 6, 2020, at 4:55 PM PDT
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  2. Susan Quinn Contributor

    The woman is awesome. She speaks the truth fearlessly and isn’t afraid to stand up to these pathetic reporters and call them out. I hope she continues to do so, and with such directness and grace!

    • #2
    • July 6, 2020, at 5:04 PM PDT
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  3. namlliT noD Member
    namlliT noD Joined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    She’s totally rocking it.

    And the press is not looking good here.

    And you’re right; she opens with a an important message, and then closes asking why none of the press were interested in the opening message. That’s solid chops, right there.

    • #3
    • July 6, 2020, at 5:07 PM PDT
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  4. Jim McConnell Member
    Jim McConnell Joined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    What a bunch of ninnies (the press corps, of course). No one asked a question of any importance; they were too intent upon reading from the script and trying to make the president look bad. They are hopelessly outclassed by Kayleigh.

    • #4
    • July 6, 2020, at 5:16 PM PDT
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  5. Jon1979 Lincoln

    Trump may not be playing 12-dimensional chess, but it wouldn’t be a shock to learn Trump put out his sports tweets this morning, including the one on Bubba Wallace and the fake NASCAR noose story, knowing his tweets would generate immediate media blowback, including the obsession during today’s press conference. And that was coming off the Friday speech at Mount Rushmore, where the media already was focusing on the Confederacy, even though three were no Confederate references in the speech itself (and it also ties into last week’s death of the 14-year-old in the CHAZ/CHOP zone in Seattle, where the father of the teen noted two days later he had received a call from the president but no call at all yet from Mayor Durkan).

    All of that could be part of an effort to show media style over substance, in hyping Trump’s position on Confederate statues or base names as a way of virtue signaling their concerns that Black Lives Matter, where reality is they and Democratic pols only care strongly about the deaths of black people when the situation around that death can be fit into the proper progressive narrative. Whether or not that strategy will work is still open to question, but give the lack of desire of most Blue city mayors right now to control the worst of their violence, less they run afoul of the #BLM and woke Antifa activists, McEnany is going to have a lot more chances to point out the lack of interest by the White House press corps about soaring weekend death tolls during future Mondays this summer and fall.

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    • July 6, 2020, at 5:38 PM PDT
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  6. Bryan G. Stephens Thatcher
    Bryan G. Stephens Joined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    Democrats are the party of keeping blacks down. Always have been, always will be. Their actions have kept them down my whole life. Until blacks stop voting for them, and wake up to the truth, it will be the same forevermore. 

    • #6
    • July 6, 2020, at 6:25 PM PDT
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  7. Boss Mongo Member

    Clifford A. Brown: . After all, Kayleigh McEnany all but stomped her foot on the instructor platform, signaling what was coming.

    See, that’s an Army thing. Los otros Ricochetti won’t know that in the Army, when the instructor stomps his foot whilst on the platform, that means, “this is an answer to a question that’ll be on the test.”

    • #7
    • July 6, 2020, at 8:21 PM PDT
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  8. James Lileks Contributor

    2022: The WH Press Corps, privately informed that President Biden will be traveling to Baltimore to make a speech on the site of a shooting that killed two children, asks the Press Secretary about the President’s thoughts on the matter. 

    Press Sec’y Kristol: the President is deeply grieved by this event. As you know, he himself lost a child to vehicular violence, and shares the family’s pain. Tomorrow he will be traveling to the site, and make a major announcement on a new policy that will help heal the nation’s wounds. Yes, Jim?

    Jim Acosta: has he wept? Let me rephrase that, have you seen him weep?

    Kristol: as you know he is a strong man, but I’ve found him daubing at his eyes the last few days. 

    Next day, at the site:

    President Biden: I am here on this hallowed ground for ask help to would the nation’s heals. That’s why my administration is pushing, forward. And I ask Congress to swiftly approve our measures to scourge, this tide of scourge, because for too long, this has been something we cannot, and I cannot stress that enough, cannot. Thank you.

    (WH press corps reports on a major new initiative; WP and NYT applauds, draws a comparison to Trump, praises Biden’s humanity; AP says “Common ground: Biden meets, consoles parents)

    (Nothing changes, but the people who write this stuff up feel good things so there’s that)

    • #8
    • July 6, 2020, at 10:03 PM PDT
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  9. JosePluma Thatcher

    • #9
    • July 6, 2020, at 10:23 PM PDT
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  10. Western Chauvinist Member
    Western Chauvinist Joined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    Bryan G. Stephens (View Comment):

    Democrats are the party of keeping blacks down. Always have been, always will be. Their actions have kept them down my whole life. Until blacks stop voting for them, and wake up to the truth, it will be the same forevermore.

    Black Exploitation Matters.

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    • July 7, 2020, at 6:13 AM PDT
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  11. ToryWarWriter Thatcher

    James Lileks (View Comment):

    2022: The WH Press Corps, privately informed that President Biden will be traveling to Baltimore to make a speech on the site of a shooting that killed two children, asks the Press Secretary about the President’s thoughts on the matter.

    Press Sec’y Kristol: the President is deeply grieved by this event. As you know, he himself lost a child to vehicular violence, and shares the family’s pain. Tomorrow he will be traveling to the site, and make a major announcement on a new policy that will help heal the nation’s wounds. Yes, Jim?

    Jim Acosta: has he wept? Let me rephrase that, have you seen him weep?

    Kristol: as you know he is a strong man, but I’ve found him daubing at his eyes the last few days.

    Next day, at the site:

    President Biden: I am here on this hallowed ground for ask help to would the nation’s heals. That’s why my administration is pushing, forward. And I ask Congress to swiftly approve our measures to scourge, this tide of scourge, because for too long, this has been something we cannot, and I cannot stress that enough, cannot. Thank you.

    (WH press corps reports on a major new initiative; WP and NYT applauds, draws a comparison to Trump, praises Biden’s humanity; AP says “Common ground: Biden meets, consoles parents)

    (Nothing changes, but the people who write this stuff up feel good things so there’s that)

    I can see Bill Christol as the Press Secretary. Oh how the mighty have fallen.

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    • July 7, 2020, at 10:15 AM PDT
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  12. Hartmann von Aue Member

    JosePluma (View Comment):

    Black Lives (only) Matter (if eligible for political exploitation by the hard left).

    Which usually means:

    Black Lives (only) Matter (if a White person takes them or can be accused of taking them, unless that White person is an abortionist. Those Black lives never matter.)

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    • July 7, 2020, at 12:16 PM PDT
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  13. Clifford A. Brown Contributor
    Clifford A. Brown

    And. President Trump created a mess for himself and McEnany with his Tweet. It should have targeted the Suits at NASCAR (nobody likes the Suits), not the one and only black driver, who is no Kapernick. Now the driver got to throw President Trump’s words back in his face “answer hate with love.” I’ll write separately on this, but I believe he must finally publicly apologize to someone, taking back his Tweet targeting and pivoting onto a claim that Bubba Wallace was wronged by the NASCAR Suits, who set him up with the “hoax.”

     

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    • July 7, 2020, at 5:48 PM PDT
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  14. Boss Mongo Member

    Clifford A. Brown (View Comment):

    And. President Trump created a mess for himself and McEnany with his Tweet. It should have targeted the Suits at NASCAR (nobody likes the Suits), not the one and only black driver, who is no Kapernick. Now the driver got to throw President Trump’s words back in his face “answer hate with love.” I’ll write separately on this, but I believe he must finally publicly apologize to someone, taking back his Tweet targeting and pivoting onto a claim that Bubba Wallace was wronged by the NASCAR Suits, who set him up with the “hoax.”

     

    COL Brown, look up what the Hodge twins had to say about it. They called it a hoax the day the story broke, and then made commentary when the FBI said “no hate crime.”

    Concur on pointing at the NASCAR suits, but Bubba was a baby, and his race shouldn’t shield him from acknowledgments of that fact.

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    • July 7, 2020, at 6:37 PM PDT
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  15. Percival Thatcher
    Percival Joined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    Boss Mongo (View Comment):

    Clifford A. Brown (View Comment):

    And. President Trump created a mess for himself and McEnany with his Tweet. It should have targeted the Suits at NASCAR (nobody likes the Suits), not the one and only black driver, who is no Kapernick. Now the driver got to throw President Trump’s words back in his face “answer hate with love.” I’ll write separately on this, but I believe he must finally publicly apologize to someone, taking back his Tweet targeting and pivoting onto a claim that Bubba Wallace was wronged by the NASCAR Suits, who set him up with the “hoax.”

     

    COL Brown, look up what the Hodge twins had to say about it. They called it a hoax the day the story broke, and then made commentary when the FBI said “no hate crime.”

    Concur on pointing at the NASCAR suits, but Bubba was a baby, and his race shouldn’t shield him from acknowledgments of that fact.

    Those guys are hilarious. I just found them a few days ago. I scanned back through their older stuff. They beat Jussie Smollett like a rented drum set.

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    • July 7, 2020, at 7:21 PM PDT
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  16. Rodin Member

    Boss Mongo (View Comment):

    Clifford A. Brown (View Comment):

    And. President Trump created a mess for himself and McEnany with his Tweet. It should have targeted the Suits at NASCAR (nobody likes the Suits), not the one and only black driver, who is no Kapernick. Now the driver got to throw President Trump’s words back in his face “answer hate with love.” I’ll write separately on this, but I believe he must finally publicly apologize to someone, taking back his Tweet targeting and pivoting onto a claim that Bubba Wallace was wronged by the NASCAR Suits, who set him up with the “hoax.”

    COL Brown, look up what the Hodge twins had to say about it. They called it a hoax the day the story broke, and then made commentary when the FBI said “no hate crime.”

    Concur on pointing at the NASCAR suits, but Bubba was a baby, and his race shouldn’t shield him from acknowledgments of that fact.

    President Trump may be able to wrap Bubba and the NASCAR brass together and not “apologize.” Bubba had been pushing for removal of Confederate flags (Southern heritage) before the “noose” incident. President Trump could point out how Bubba and NASCAR officials were already being influenced by the statue breakers and made a series of bad decisions that are harming America. BLM is orchestrating the play and Bubba and NASCAR have designated roles.

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    • July 7, 2020, at 7:24 PM PDT
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  17. Jon1979 Lincoln

    Clifford A. Brown (View Comment):

    And. President Trump created a mess for himself and McEnany with his Tweet. It should have targeted the Suits at NASCAR (nobody likes the Suits), not the one and only black driver, who is no Kapernick. Now the driver got to throw President Trump’s words back in his face “answer hate with love.” I’ll write separately on this, but I believe he must finally publicly apologize to someone, taking back his Tweet targeting and pivoting onto a claim that Bubba Wallace was wronged by the NASCAR Suits, who set him up with the “hoax.”

    There was a way for Trump to go after Wallace … just not on Twitter, where 240-character hot takes don’t allow you to quickly go into the fact that he did back off his original support for the noose allegation, but only after going on CNN first and doubling down on it, when the FBI first pointed out the ‘noose’ was a door pull rope that had been in place months before anyone knew Wallace’s racing team would be assigned that stall.

    The better attack would have been to ding both Wallace, his team members who first came up with the allegation, and NASCAR officials for jumping to conclusions and attempting to cash in on the racial panic and fear-mongering without even bothering to check and see if other stalls at the race track had the same type of pull ropes (they did). You might be able to summarize that in a Facebook post, but you can’t on Twitter without going into a mulit-part thread, and Trump as best is a two-part thread and done kind of tweeter.

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    • July 7, 2020, at 8:46 PM PDT
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  18. Clifford A. Brown Contributor
    Clifford A. Brown

    Rodin (View Comment):

    Boss Mongo (View Comment):

    Clifford A. Brown (View Comment):

    And. President Trump created a mess for himself and McEnany with his Tweet. It should have targeted the Suits at NASCAR (nobody likes the Suits), not the one and only black driver, who is no Kapernick. Now the driver got to throw President Trump’s words back in his face “answer hate with love.” I’ll write separately on this, but I believe he must finally publicly apologize to someone, taking back his Tweet targeting and pivoting onto a claim that Bubba Wallace was wronged by the NASCAR Suits, who set him up with the “hoax.”

    COL Brown, look up what the Hodge twins had to say about it. They called it a hoax the day the story broke, and then made commentary when the FBI said “no hate crime.”

    Concur on pointing at the NASCAR suits, but Bubba was a baby, and his race shouldn’t shield him from acknowledgments of that fact.

    President Trump may be able to wrap Bubba and the NASCAR brass together and not “apologize.” Bubba had been pushing for removal of Confederate flags (Southern heritage) before the “noose” incident. President Trump could point out how Bubba and NASCAR officials were already being influenced by the statue breakers and made a series of bad decisions that are harming America. BLM is orchestrating the play and Bubba and NASCAR have designated roles.

    This is tactically bad. Bubba Wallace isn’t Colin K. Target the suits. Defending the Confederate battle flag is a complete loser. It can be a factually true and yet politically self destructive tweet.

    • #18
    • July 7, 2020, at 9:39 PM PDT
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