Kayleigh McEnany trolls Dems by playing videos of Pelosi, Newsom and Cuomo flouting lockdown rules: 'Hypocrites'
White House Press Secretary McEnany said, 'Behind me you'll see displayed images of Democrat hypocrisy playing on loop'
White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany slammed Democrats Nancy Pelosi, Governor of California Gavin Newsom, and CNN's Chris Cuomo for flouting the coronavirus restrictions. The 32-year-old played footage of the “hypocrites” ignoring the guidelines during her White House press briefing. She showed the video while criticizing New York Governor Andrew Cuomo for the "draconian restrictions" he has placed on houses of worship amid the second wave of the deadly virus.
Speaking with the media while playing the footage, McEnany said as reported by The Sun: “Behind me you'll see displayed images of Democrat hypocrisy playing on loop. Quite clearly these Democrats do not follow their own edicts. They act in a way that their own citizens are barred from acting. These images behind me make clear Democrats' mindset: Rules for thee but not for me. The president stands with you, your freedom, your ability to decide how to best protect your health." She also mentioned that even a Supreme Court branded restrictions put in place by Andrew as too strict and said the First Amendment’s protection of the free exercise of religion was degraded.
Along with the governor, McEnany pointed fingers at the journalist Chris, who is also the brother of Andrew. She accused him of staging his "emergence from quarantine in a made-for-television moment", however, in reality, he had broken his quarantine before that and went for a bike ride. The video showed by the Republican also took aim at Newsom, who reportedly went for a meal with eleven others at The French Laundry restaurant in Napa Valley. San Francisco’s mayor, London Breed, was seen enjoying the meal too.
Pelosi was the target too during the press briefing as the footage showed her getting her hair done when the coronavirus was at its peak. She was branded a “hypocrite” at the time. Salon owner Erica Kious called the House Speaker’s visit “double standard” before adding: “It was a slap in the face that she went in, you know, that she feels that she can just go and get her stuff done while no one else can go in, and I can't work. We're supposed to look up to this woman, right? It is just disturbing."
But Pelosi's spokesman Drew Hammill defended her, saying, “The Speaker always wears a mask and complies with local Covid-19 requirements. This business offered for the Speaker to come in on Monday and told her they were allowed by the city to have one customer at a time in the business. The Speaker complied with the rules as presented to her by this establishment.”
McEnany’s slamming of the Democrats came minutes earlier when her husband, Sean Gilmartin, was seen without a face covering during the White House briefing. In addition to criticizing the opposing party, the political commentator also touted the “Trump vaccine", calling it a “tremendous achievement" by the administration in record time. “It’s having a businessman as president. It’s the Trump vaccine,” McEnany proudly stated. Several people reacted to it on the internet with one saying, “She’s beginning to look more and more alien like as her thirst for power increases...those crazy eyes are on 11." Another one added, "49 days until she’s gone. Then we will have a return to truth and professionalism."