During her appearance on “Fox & Friends” Thursday, the hosts played a series of clips showing Psaki responding to questions with this line.
Host Brian Kilmeade said to McEnany after the footage, “I mean you can’t anticipate every question, but is that acceptable? It’s like you’re a crossing guard.”
She replied, “I wish Jen Psaki all the best, it is a very hard job, but that being said, we took great pains in our administration to do hours and hours and hours of research beforehand, days sometimes.”
McEnany added, “I always knew where my boss stood. Unlike other press secretaries that maybe didn’t have walk-in privileges to the Oval, I could walk in at any time.”
“I always knew where he stood before every press conference… I didn’t have to do a ton of circling back because Donald Trump gave a lot of access to me.”
Fox News announced on Wednesday McEnany would be joining the network, as IJR reported.
During her press briefing, Psaki was asked if she had any good wishes or advice for McEnany and whether she would be willing to appear on the former press secretary’s show.
“Sure, I’ve done ‘Fox News Sunday’ twice now. I’m happy to go on a range of shows. I knew Kayleigh a little bit, not well, I met her when we were both CNN contributors and we did a few shows… I’m not sure how many together,” Psaki said.
Watch her remarks below:
Psaki said she was open to appearing on a potential show hosted by McEnany. pic.twitter.com/tFRniLSoqt
— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) March 2, 2021
She continued, “Like many Americans, we disagree on political issues but we talked about our families, our spouses, sports, all sorts of things in the green room, and I certainly wish her the best in her future endeavors.”
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