Skip to comments.Who is Kayleigh McEnany? What to know about incoming White House press secretary
Posted on 04/08/2020 8:30:45 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
On Tuesday President Trumps press secretary Stephanie Grisham left her post and will be replaced by campaign spokeswoman Kayleigh McEnany.
McEnany will work in tandem with two others newly tapped by for the Trump administrations communications team: Alyssa Farah as White House director of strategic communications and Ben Williamson as senior adviser for communications. Meanwhile, Grisham will return to first lady Melania Trumps team as chief of staff and spokeswoman.
Heres what to know about McEnany, now tasked with facing off with media on behalf of the administration and guiding a very blunt president who often prefers to go it alone with the press.
McEnany is the first major personnel move by new White House chief of staff Mark Meadows, who assumed the role one week ago after Trump announced he would replace Mick Mulvaney.
McEnanys predecessor, Grisham, received criticism by the media for never hosting a press briefing in her nine months in the position. Grisham made an occasional appearance on Fox News and often defended her boss on Twitter. McEnany, however, is poised to go head-to-head on camera, given her time as a paid contributor on CNN and her more than 200 appearances on Fox News weekday programming since August 2017, according to a count by MMFA.
McEnany will be the presidents fourth press secretary, behind Grisham, Sarah Sanders and Sean Spicer.
McEnany, 31 and a graduate of Harvard Law School, was named national press secretary for President Trumps reelection campaign in February 2019.
An avid defender of the president, McEnany made a name for herself as a conservative pundit on CNN, before being appointed national spokesperson for the Republican National Committee in 2017 and then moving to the Trump campaign.
In 2018, McEnany published a book titled The New American Revolution: The Making of a Populist Movement.
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She is married to professional baseball player Sean Gilmartin, and the couple has one daughter together.
“Kayleigh McEnany” is a fox.
That’s who she is.
She's smart, articulate and of course easy on the eyes.
So, how come she’s not “Kayleigh Gilmartin”? Now would be a good time to slip a change-up past the media.
Mrs. McEnany will need the intestinal fortitude of a titanium backbone.
Hmmm. Eye candy!
Why hasnt she changed her last name?
A fox who used to appear on Fox.
Which is easier to pronounce,
Kayleigh Mceneny or Kaleigh Gilmartin?
I spoke with her at length at CPAC little over a year ago. The real deal. Bright, informed, unabashed and yes gorgeous. Take it to them Kayleigh!
Man, you are a lucky guy getting close to a babe like that. I dont even care what she did in a past life.
1...she’s a badass
2..she scorches liberals on tv.....
At first I had her confused with Ainsley Earhart, who is a lightweight.
I’m straight on it now. My impression of Kayleigh is that she is sharp.
Younger people have been moving to not doing that in increasing numbers. Religious concerns aside, it turns out to be a gigantic pain in the arse in the modern information age. In some cases, it can even reset your credit score back to zero and cause you to fail background checks.
#13. Her versus Joy Behar, Rachel Maddow, Joy Reid, and of course, Helen Thomas. No contest!!! Brains and beauty versus vitriol and stupidity.
She looks too plastic.