Speaking on “behalf of the entire White House” for a total of two minutes, White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany attempted to rewrite history Thursday afternoon by denying responsibility for the deadly riot provoked by Trump on the United States Capitol the day before.
“Let me be clear,” McEnany began. “The violence we saw yesterday on the Capitol in our country was appalling, reprehensible and contrary to the American way. We condemn him, the president and this administration, in the strongest terms. This is unacceptable and those who broke the law should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. “
Then, after equating the pro-Trump crowd that occupied the Congress chamber with the Black Lives Matter protesters who allegedly started a small fire in a church basement last summer, McEnany falsely claimed, “Those who violently besieged our Capitol are the opposite of everything. this administration represents.
Journalists could be heard shouting, “Where’s the president ?!” as McEnany ran off the podium and out of the press room.