Kayleigh McEnany believes she became Trump’s White House press secretary as 'God had put me in this position'
'God had a clear and definite plan for my life, and he put me on this journey in media and politics for a reason,' McEnany told Fox News
Kayleigh McEnany believes divine intervention led her to be appointed as White House press secretary, claiming she "knew God had put me in this position."
The right-wing sensation opened up about her "innate" passion for politics during an appearance on Fox News Thursday, saying God himself was responsible for her role. “God had a clear and definite plan for my life, and he put me on this journey in media and politics for a reason," McEnany told the outlet. "I knew that God put me in this position, at this moment in time, for a reason. I recall both a former Democrat colleague at CNN as well as my Dad telling me you come into your position ‘for such a time as this’ – words from the book of Esther, a book that my hometown church ironically did a series on during my time here at the White House. I tell you this to emphasize I approached this position with a sense of responsibility to live up to the task God had planned for me.”
McEnany, who is often described as President Donald J. Trump's right-hand woman in the media, said that balancing family and career were both "compatible and achievable" through faith despite the "struggles, hardship and seemingly insurmountable challenges" one may face.
Raised in a Southern Baptist home, McEnany attended a Catholic all-girls school in Florida. She said that one must "know you can overcome through faith and that God has a path for you if you trust Him and follow it.”
Now a White House press secretary -- who tied the knot with Major Baseball League pitcher Sean Gilmartin in 2017 -- McEnany has also previously stated that God was responsible for her appointment during the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic in April this year. The following month, she told the Christian Broadcasting Network that she believed "God put me in this place for a purpose and for a reason like he does with each and every life."
According to her, she had experienced divine intervention when she was in her twenties in New York -- before eventually becoming a conservative firebrand and enjoying media fame in the Trump administration. "I remember feeling very lonely," she recalled to the network. "It was when I first started my young professional life and I remember getting a call. I never answered numbers I didn't know but I answered that day. It said: 'hey, this is the Journey Church. We feel like we need to pray for you right now, how can we pray for you?' It was at a distinct moment that I needed to hear from Christ and I felt that he communicated to me through my church and it's that moment I think my faith became even more real."
And speaking to the Tampa Bay Times, McEnany revealed how she and Sean were "raising our beautiful daughter and raising a family that walks in the footsteps of Christ."
That said, McEnany has had a tense relationship with mainstream news media this year. She was recently heckled by reporters during a White House press briefing as they were desperate to know when Trump would officially concede to Joe Biden.