Former White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany has recently joined Fox News.
In her first interview since leaving the White House, McEnany also expressed her emotions during the January 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol.
She told Faulkner that she expected a peaceful protest to take place as Congress met in a joint session to tally the Electoral College votes.
“I think at the beginning of the day before everyone went to the rally, everyone was expecting peace,” McEnany recalled.
“It was a; I should say, widespread feeling, synonymous feeling, completely,” she said. “A feeling that everyone felt, the — just completely condemning the actions of that day. Horrified and very somber.”
McEnany also discussed her relationship with President Joe Biden’s press secretary, Jen Psaki.
“I wish her all the best. I left her a note saying that much, we’ve met previously, one time, and she was very kind,” McEnany said.
McEnany explained the difference in how the mainstream media treats Psaki compared to its handling of the Trump administration.
“I’ll never forget watching one of the early press briefings where she was asked about Antifa riots, and I believe she said that she hadn’t spoken to the president about that. They let her move on, whereas if I would have been asked that about violence on the other side of the aisle… that wouldn’t have been an answer that flew, nor should it have,” McEnany said.
“I think the standards are different, but the American people are so smart, so wise, they see the difference.”
McEnany became a hero to conservatives when she replaced Stephanie Grisham as White House press secretary in April 2020, bringing new passion to the briefing room, armed with facts and information that regularly helped expose hypocrisy among the media.