Every single politician, regardless of their party, lies. Of course they won’t call it that but will instead play these word games and say we didn’t hear them correctly or that we’re taking what they said completely out of context. But when a politician has to go to those lengths to defends something they said, they are more than likely lying.
And simply by extension and the nature of the job, we can then assume presidential press secretaries expel fibs on the regular. President Donald Trump’s latest spin doctor, press secretary Kayleigh McEnany, told members of the press early in tenure that she would never lie. Well, McEnany broke that promise Wednesday during her press briefing.
McEnany was asked about excepts from Bob Woodward’s upcoming book in which Trump said that he understood how deadly the virus was despite telling everyone that it would simply go away by April. Trump is actually heard on tape telling Woodward that he was downplaying the virus.
When asked about Trump’s admission, she actually uttered that Trump “never downplayed the virus.” But the problem with audio recordings is that we can just go to the tape and hear it for ourselves.