McEnany calls out ‘sick hypocrisy’ on media over Trump rally
President Trump’s superstar press secretary, Kayleigh McEnany, savaged the press on Monday while appearing on Sean Hannity’s show, calling out the double standard that has the media praising large gatherings for protests, but warning that church gatherings and Trump rallies are “dangerous.”
“This is how much they have Trump Derangement Syndrome,” McEnany told Hannity. “They see a million people registering for [tickets to] a rally, so they are so contradictory, praising the crowd of protesters [while] criticizing the million people who signed up for a Trump rally.”
McEnany pointed to a pair of tweets by CBS News and NBC News that praised a rally for black, transgendered rights, but later blasted the Trump rally as bad for public health.
Tweeted Mark Hemingway, senior writer at Real Clear Politics:
“CBS had a rendition of the same tweets [as NBC], and this is so inherently contradictory,” McEnany said.
The media is relying on a slew of public health officials who are warning about the consequences of a Trump rally in Tulsa, OK, to dampen enthusiasm for Trump. The head of the Tulsa Department of Health has said that he hoped Trump would postpone the rally.
Subsequently, McEnany retweeted a cover from the New York Post headlined “Sick Hypocrisy: Liberals, media cheer protests, but say outdoor restaurants, bars are COVID risks.”
Tickets for the opening Trump rally sold out almost immediately. The campaign said two days ago that requests for tickets went over the 800,000 mark. Now they say the demand is over one-million. The Tulsa venue only seats 19,000.
This is the first Trump rally since the start of the coronavirus lockdowns.
Today, Vice President Mike Pence indicated that because of overflow concerns, another venue might be considered.
The media has been criticized for its fawning coverage of the sometimes violent protests that have accompanied Black Lives Matter protests over the death of George Floyd. Yet the media wrings their hands over everything Trump — from not wearing a mask while touring Ford, to hydroxychloroquine to, now, the Trump rally.
Tweeted Laura Ingraham, criticizing a Tulsa World editorial condemning the Trump rally:
Last week Trump’s Treasury Secretary, Steve Mnuchin, indicated that the economy would not be slowing down with a new round of lockdowns for the economy regardless of what COVID did.
“We can’t shut down the economy again. I think we’ve learned that if you shut down the economy, you’re going to create more damage,” Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin told CNBC’s Jim Cramer.
It appears that Trump, McEnany and the economy can’t be shut down.
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