Kayleigh McEnany

Trump Accountability Project (TAP)

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Press Secretary

(On April 7, 2020, McEnany became the fourth White House Press Secretary under President Trump. She follows Sean Spicer, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, and Stephanie Grisham. Grisham abruptly left the job after only eight months during which she held no regular press briefings.)

-- Appeared on a radio show hosted by Tony Perkins, president of the Southern Poverty Law Center-designated hate group Family Research Council. She appeared on the same episode as Ken Williams, co-founder of the so-called “ex-gay” resource group Equipped to Love, who spoke in opposition to a California bill seeking to outlaw conversion therapy.

-- Dismissed claims of marriage discrimination prior the Supreme Court’s marriage ruling as nothing more than “farcical blabber.”  

-- Argued against transgender bathroom access on the basis that “that this could be utilized by some men, for instance, to go into female bathrooms, it’s happened at Target, which does have the same policy in place. Voyeurism issues where cameras were put by men taking advantage of the policies, not transgender individuals, men, straight men coming in and really being a predator against women.”

-- Argued that the Supreme Court’s ruling on marriage equality is a threat to religious rights.

-- Used another CNN appearance to frame transgender bathroom access as a threat to women and little girls.

-- Said it was it “awesome” that late Justice Antonin Scalia criticized a pro-marriage equality ruling.

-- Dismissed openly gay CNN anchor Don Lemon’s concerns about Mike Pence’s anti-LGBTQ views by saying “Mike Pence loves all people.” (video starts at 2:00)

-- Called modern feminism is an “embarrassment,” suggesting that “the feminists of today reduce women to their sexuality, and in doing so, set women’s rights back by huge strides.”

-- Disputed that having women in active combat is nothing more than the “radical agenda” of feminists; in the same post, she criticized “award shows, where Hollywood was trying to ban gender-based awards.”