Fox News is trying to crawl back to the top of the cable news ratings battle and made a big move to bring back Trump supporters.
Former White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany has joined Fox News.
Harris Faulkner told viewers this week McEnany will be joining Fox News during an exclusive interview with McEnany.
“It is my distinct pleasure today to welcome Kayleigh McEnany to the Fox family. We will be seeing much more of her in the future,” Faulkner said.
In her first interview since leaving the White House McEnany discussed her feelings she experienced during the unrest on January 6th.
“I think at the beginning of the day, before everyone went to the rally, everyone was expecting peace,” McEnany recalled. “We had been to hundreds of rallies — I’ve probably been to hundreds at this point, certainly many dozens — and they were nothing but peaceful events, and we expected that day to be the same.”
She continued: “And then as those events transpired, it was disbelief, shock, somber, sad, horrified by the violence, and it was a very hard, difficult day in the White House, there is no doubt.”
“It was a, I should say, widespread feeling, synonymous feeling, completely,” she said. “A feeling that everyone felt, the — just completely condemning the actions of that day. Horrified and very somber,” she added.
Looks like the FBI left the White House in the dark as well about the planned unrest they discovered days before the rally.
McEnany also discussed the difference between how the press treated her and how they now treat Psaki.
“I’ll never forget watching one of the early press briefings where she was asked about Antifa riots and I believe she said that she hadn’t spoken to the president about that. They let her move on, whereas if I would have been asked that about violence on the other side of the aisle… that wouldn’t have been an answer that flew, nor should it have,” McEnany said, adding that some reporters in the briefing room acted like “political operatives.”
“I think the standards are different but the American people are so smart, so wise, they see the difference.”
Do you think Fox News decision to hire McEnany will bring Trump supporters back?