10 shocking things that Trump's new press secretary Kayleigh McEnany has actually said

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Donald Trump has shaken up his White House press team by replacing Stephanie Grisham with Kayleigh McEnany as his press secretary.

The 31-year-old was a spokesperson for Trump's re-election campaign has contributed to CNN and is a graduate from the prestigious Harvard Law School.

You would hope that with some of those credentials that McEnany would be a considerable step up from the likes of Sean Spicer, Sarah Sanders and Stephanie Grisham who have proceeded her in the job.

Unfortunately, we are saddened to report that judging by her history and Twitter account McEnany is possibly just as bad as her predecessors.

Despite being in her role for less than a day, many historic tweets and eye-opening quotes from McEnany have already resurfaced, ranging from subjects such as racism, birtherism, Islamophobia, coronavirus and pizza, lots of pizza.

One of McEnany's prime obsessions is with Barack Obama and, like Trump, she is in doubt as to where the former president was born.

Throughout 2012, McEnany engaged with conspiracy theories that Obama was born in Kenya, rather than his actual birthplace of Hawaii, resulting in several tweets of an offensive nature.

Speaking of Obama, she once falsely accused him of going to play golf after the death of journalist Daniel Pearl, who was executed after being abducted while reporting in Pakistan in 2002. At the time, Obama was still a senator and wasn't elected to the White House until 2008.

She has also used Obama as a scapegoat for Islamophobia. In 2016 she attacked his claimed that Islam was a peaceful religion by falsely claiming that Muslims were responsible for a 'genocide' against Christians in Iraq.

As Middle East Eye reports the drop in Iraqi Christians was mostly down to the unrest created by the 2003 Iraq war and sectarian violence.

Following on from that, in an article for The Hill, shortly after the 2017 London Bridge terror attack, she said that although most Muslims were peaceful, a 'political correctness' in Western Europe had allowed extremism to thrive.

A toxic and deadly political correctness has enveloped Western Europe and enabled an unending wave of terrorist attacks. Refusing to utter the words 'radical Islamic extremism,' opening the door to millions of half-vetted refugees and decrying the concepts of borders and assimilation have resulted in a culture in crisis – a culture without democratic, freedom-loving identity and constantly under murderous attack from cancers within.

The article also attacked the incumbent mayor of London, Sadiq Kahn, who has a long-running feud with Donald Trump.

Moving on to more current topics and you might not be shocked to learn that McEnany has some pretty interesting views about coronavirus and like the president, has mostly downplayed the pandemic.

During an appearance on Fox Business in April, McEnany claimed that Trump was the 'best authority' to deal with the crisis and not somebody like National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Director Dr. Anthony Fauci.

If that wasn't alarming enough, on February 25 she appeared on Fox News' Trish Regan Primetime, to defiantly say that Covid-19 would never arrive in the United States. To date, the country has recorded more than 330,000 cases of the disease, more than any other nation in the world.

By now, it would appear to be pretty obvious that McEnany is willing to defend Trump on any issue, even when he has blatantly lied to the US public. In August 2019, she appeared on CNN to claim with a straight face, that the president had told any fibs to the American public.

On slightly less controversial topics (depending on your political persuasion) McEnany has a lot of things to say about pizza. Like, loads.

In tweets ranging from 2011 to 2013, she would regularly give her approval to Dominos pizza, claiming that it was better than any pizza in New York City.

In fact, she just seems to love everything about Dominos.

All in all, after reading these tweets, it's little wonder her new boss hired her.

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