Ditch or river? Kayleigh McEnany slammed over lost ballots statement, Internet jokes ‘it was Schitt’s Creek’

'Where is this river, anywhere in this country?'


                            Ditch or river? Kayleigh McEnany slammed over lost ballots statement, Internet jokes ‘it was Schitt’s Creek’
Trump and Kayleigh McEnany (Getty Images)
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White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany dodged questions regarding a claim Donald Trump made on Tuesday, September 29 that mail-in ballots for the 2020 US election were being dumped in "rivers and creeks." "The other day (Trump) said 'they found a lot of ballots in a river.' Who is they?" Fox News' reporter Jon Decker asked. "Who is 'they,' that found those ballots, and where is this river, anywhere in this country?" he continued his question for  McEnany.  And Instead of replying to the question McEnany got defensive and accused the reporter of "missing the forest for the trees" and accusing him and others of lacking "journalistic curiosity," according to an Independent report.

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McEnany claimed the "local authorities" were the ones who discovered the ballots in a ditch in Wisconsin. The reporter asked if that meant that Trump misspoke, which McEnany denied. Then the reporter read Trump's comment back to her, in which he claimed ballots were dumped in rivers and creeks. To which McEnany replied, calling the Journalist shortsighted. "I cover the news, I like to report accurately in the news, and the president says 'they found a lot of ballots in a river', I just want to know where the river is," the reporter replied. Ms McEnany then attacked him for neglecting the larger issue, which was alleged reports of ballots for Trump going missing or being left uncounted. She then claimed the press lacked "journalistic curiosity," despite the fact that the reporter was asking her for further details.  

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On Tuesday, September 29, Trump said, "There's a fraud. They found them in creeks. They found some with the name 'Trump,' just happened to have the name 'Trump,' just the other day, in a wastepaper basket," he said. Later, he claimed that ballots were being "dumped in rivers." His statement drew a lot of questions.

As soon as this confrontation made its way to social media, people started reacting to it. As CNN's Journalist Oliver Darcy shared the video of the incident where the reporter was asking questions to McEnany saying, "When the President said they found a lot of ballots in the river: Where is the river?" @PressSec doesn't answer." He further says, "Just watched this again and it's nothing short of amazing how @PressSec repeatedly zings Fox News' Jon Decker for supposedly having no "journalistic curiosity" about the very subject he's *ASKING HER ABOUT.*"

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While another one replied to the video, saying, "He clearly said if he (Trump) misspoke (and meant ditch instead of river) that was fine, and she just kept rolling with it. That was on her. Lol She could’ve just said he may have mis-spoke and continued with the articles she knew about. That would’ve been too easy though right?"


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While one joked and said, "Well if we’re going with Canadian references, I think it was actually Schitt’s Creek." And it seemed that some knew the answer as one wrote, "All you’re going to get from her book of lies... is a RIVER OF DENILE!!! All they can do is deflect and toss up more smoke and mirrors..."


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