At this point, it’s clear that White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany has had her fill of the media jackals that make up the White House press pool.
These elitist reporters engage daily in a dishonest game of “gotcha,” looking to score political points against a president they hate, journalistic integrity be damned.
At a press briefing on Friday, a disrespectful reporter threw protocol aside and called out, “When will you admit you lost the election?”
While it’s not clear who the reporter was, this has been a common antic from Brian Karem, a joke of a reporter who carries the title of chief White House correspondent for Playboy magazine.
— The Hill (@thehill) November 20, 2020
When the briefing ended, McEnany began to walk away from the lectern as some in the room called out questions.
Like a boss, she paused briefly and leaned back into the microphone to say, with a smile, “I don’t call on activists.”
That she directed this at CNN White House correspondent Kaitlan Collins made the moment all that much more priceless.
Kayleigh to CNN’s Kaitlan Collins: “I don’t call on activists.” pic.twitter.com/OKrDhksQW6
— Scott Whitlock (@ScottJW) November 20, 2020
After being thoroughly shut down, Collins proceeded to prove McEnany right when she engaged in a petty critique of the White House spokesperson’s job.
“I’m not an activist and you haven’t taken questions since October 1st,” she shouted. “And you just took about five, Kayleigh. That’s not doing your job — your taxpayer-funded job!”
Further proving McEnany’s case, Jake Tapper, an anchor at “Fake News” CNN, as President Trump often refers to the left-leaning political network, responded with a equally petty remark, claiming Collins “is an activist for the truth and for facts. And she will still be in that room after January 20, 2021.”
Aside from his Supreme Court picks, Trump’s last couple of selections for White House press secretary may be among his best decisions — just when you think no one could top Sarah Sanders when it came to standing up the largely corrupt press pool, McEnany stepped right in without missing a beat.
Actor James Woods weighed in to call McEnany “a delight,” adding that he will miss her when she’s gone. He also suggested that the “activist cadre at #CNN will be out of business with Biden.”
“Throwing softball questions about his favorite ice cream will hardly be ratings bait,” Woods tweeted.
The activist cadre at #CNN will be out of business with Biden. Throwing softball questions about his favorite ice cream will hardly be ratings bait. Meanwhile I’m going to miss @PressSec Kayleigh. What a delight. pic.twitter.com/SugMrULNMC
— James Woods (@RealJamesWoods) November 20, 2020
Collins’ liberal media cohorts rallied around her — because that’s what they do. But there were some entertaining responses to the story, as well.
Here’s a sampling of responses from Twitter:
— Hoss (@Hossantonio) November 20, 2020
She gets the best memes pic.twitter.com/F2Q0jYveaM
— RaichuRocks (@RaichuRocks99) November 20, 2020
When former conservative reporter-turned-Zuckerville resident Kaitlan Collins complains to @PressSec @KayleighMcEnany about not being called on during today’s White House Press Briefing, McEnany leans into the mics to say, “I don’t call on activists.” 🔥🔥🔥🔥 pic.twitter.com/gG3HG8XAlK
— Curtis Houck (@CurtisHouck) November 20, 2020
If Obama press secretary Josh Earnest had mocked Kaitlan Collins of the Daily Caller as an “activist,” the folks at CNN would have whistled right past it.
— Tim Graham (@TimJGraham) November 20, 2020
Kaitlan Collins is much worse than an activist.
Great job from the Press Secretary on putting her in her place.
She’s worse than the dirt on my heels.
— Brigitte Gabriel (@ACTBrigitte) November 20, 2020
Kaitlan Collins is all butthurt that Kayleigh McEnany called her what she is: an activist. She tries to fool you with that southern charm but it doesn’t work out too well for Kaitlan.
— Betty Trump (@TheBettyTrump) November 20, 2020
Kayleigh McEnany is too kind. Kaitlan Collins is more of a political shill than an activist. pic.twitter.com/stDMELDNtN
— Blake Linton (@BlakeLinton) November 20, 2020
With all due respect @kaitlancollins , she is right, you and 99% of the MSM appear to be activists.
— Gary Gygi (@GaryGygi) November 20, 2020