McEnany Fires Back at CNN’s Kaitlan Collins During Press Briefing: ‘I Don’t Call on Activists’

White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany participated in a heated exchange with CNN’s Kaitlan Collins during her press briefing Friday.

Close to the end of her time at the podium, McEnany claimed President Donald Trump “was never given an orderly transition of power.”

She added, “His presidency was never accepted.”

McEnany noted before the election, former FBI agent Peter Strzok launched Crossfire Hurricane to “pursue baseless allegations about the president’s ties with Russia.”

She argued 70 Democratic lawmakers refused to attend his inauguration.

“In January of that year, you had President Obama have a ‘by the book’ meeting where they talked about the Logan Act, using that act to go after lieutenant general Michael Flynn just before the inauguration,” McEnany said.

Watch her comments below:

She added, “Just before the inauguration you had Buzzfeed promoting and publishing this bogus Steele Dossier that’s been widely debunked.

McEnany pointed to what she believes is the “baseless Mueller investigation which searched for collusion, found none, and exonerated President Trump.”

As she began to leave the podium, CNN’s Kaitlan Collins continued to try and ask McEnany a question.

McEnany replied, “I don’t call on activists.”

Collins fired back, “I’m not an activist and you haven’t taken questions since October 1st and you just took about five, Kayleigh. That’s not doing your job. Your taxpayer-funded job.”

She tweeted, “Appearing in her professional capacity, [Kayleigh McEnany] takes only a handful of questions in her first briefing since Oct. 1. Asked why can’t call on all reporters — given it’s been so long and there are not many of us due to social distancing — she called me ‘an activist.'”

She went on, “It’s understandable why someone who hasn’t done their job — taking questions from reporters — in weeks would confuse someone else doing theirs with activism.”

Trump continues to refuse to concede the election based on unsubstantiated allegations of widespread voter fraud.


  1. James, LOL… is there a conspiracy that you have NOT bought?

    Since you appear to be a follower of Trump, can you provide those of us that are not, the Trumpism definition of activist?

  2. James. I think you should hang out with Giuliani. You’re two peas in a pod….cray cray and that’s my opinion.

  3. So James is OK with fascism in America. Great.

    “Trump knows if he is forced out this country dies!” James

    james is confused.

    You do realize that King Donald The Loser is being dethroned by American voters, right james? This country dies if His Majesty is allowed to STAY on his throne against the wishes of the majority of this democracy.

  4. Before December 14th I expect massive arrest from among those in the fake news media, giant corporations, billionaires, DC politicians, members of the corrupt DOJ, the FBI, the CIA, who all cooperated with the Politburo of Red China, and yes that includes the usurper Joe Biden and his rotten family! Trump knows if he is forced out this country dies!

  5. If CNN and other MSM ‘reporters’ acted like they were doing a competent job instead of playing ‘gotcha’, they would get more respect. Wait till Joe has a few more of these softball questions. They don’t respect him, but are happy to give him this slop to keep him happy and avoid any hard questions.

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