Amid reports that Donald Trump didn't read crucial intelligence reports relating to the US military, his press secretary, Kayleigh McEnany has been working overtime to try and defend her boss.
After The New York Times reported that Trump was given a briefing on Russian forces allegedly playing the Taliban to kill members of the US military in Afghanistan, McEnany said that the president wasn't 'personally briefed' and therefore no action was taken.
In a further attempt to defend the president against allegations of not reading his briefings, McEnany used Tuesday's press conference to say the Trump 'does read' the intelligence report adding the he "also consumes intelligence verbally" which doesn't sound very healthy at all. She then said, without any hint of irony:
This president, I'll tell you, is the most informed person on planet Earth when it comes to the threats that we face.
We're not really sure what threats McEnany is referring to as reports would indicate that Trump barely pays attention during briefings and would lose interest if he didn't hear his own name being mentioned, so much so, that the National Security Council officials have had to make sure that the president's name is mentioned in every paragraph just to retain his focus, as reported by Reuters.
As embarrassing as this is for Trump, this strongly worded backing from one of his most devoted aides makes McEnany almost into a parody of what her role should actually be.
We wait to hear if Trump was 'the most informed person on planet Earth' when it comes to the threat currently wreaking havoc in his country; coronavirus, which has now killed more than 129,000 people in the US alone.