The Press Secretary McEnany claims that the notion of a political connection to Roger Stone’s pardoning is hypocritical compared to the records of previous Democratic presidents. Jasmine Razeghi reports on the main takeaways. 

Today, Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany held a press briefing that led with an announcement of a round table event with the President happening today. 

The event aims to spotlight the stories of those who had positive experiences with law enforcement. McEnany went on to honor two officers who lost their lives in McAllen, Texas when answering a domestic disturbance call. Both officers were shot in the line of duty.

McEnany was asked what actions the United States will take in order to decrease spread in the next two to four weeks, a timeline cited by the President during his most recent interview. 

McEnany doubled down on the White House’s belief that an increase in testing will lead to an increase in cases, a false claim according to FactCheck. She also cited a decrease in mortality rates in states that were a site of concern to many, like Florida and Arizona. She contributed this positive news to the “therapeutics” pushed by the White House like remdesivir and dexamethasone. 

With regard to the recent clash between Dr. Fauci and Trump, McEnany clarified that the President still appreciated the work of Dr. Fauci. “Dr. Fauci and the President have always had a very good working relationship,” she confirmed. She went on to debunk the supposed feud between the two, stating, “to the notion that there’s opposition research and that there’s Fauci versus the President couldn’t be further from the truth.”

McEnany Slams The Idea That Roger Stone Pardon Being Politically Connected

The Press Secretary claimed that the notion of a political connection to Roger Stone’s pardoning is hypocritical compared to the records of previous Democratic presidents. President Clinton pardoned his own brother Roger Clinton in 2000, McEnany made an example. 

She criticized the Clinton and Obama administration for lack of action to improve the criminal justice system. She broadly cited that they “didn’t do a whole lot to help the innocent people who have served their time and given unduly harsh sentences.”

She went on to praise the Trump Administration for being “the President of criminal justice reform,” proudly citing Trump’s First Step Act. “This President has fought for those who are given unduly harsh sentences more than any democrat who’d like to talk about it, but never actually did it.”