Pro-Trump pundit Kayleigh McEnany transitions from CNN to White House propaganda news service

While not exactly a lateral move, McEnany will pretty much have the same role: loyally defending President Trump

By Taylor Link
August 6, 2017 9:29PM (UTC)
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Former CNN commentator Kayleigh McEnany debuted in her new role Sunday as a news host for the official Facebook channel of President Donald Trump's re-election campaign. McEnany tweeted Saturday morning that she was no longer employed by CNN and that she was moving on to another role.

McEnany had been a controversial presence on CNN because she dutifully defended Trump any chance she got — no matter how outrageous her advocacy sounded. Her role at CNN had been dramatically reduced in recent weeks following a confrontation she had with pundit Sally Kohn.

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Now McEnany appears to have a new gig with the Trump campaign.

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"More great economic news on Friday," McEnany announced on the program, "The July jobs report added a better than expected 209,000 jobs. Overall since the president took office, he has created more than 1 million jobs. The unemployment rate is at a 16 year low, and consumer confidence is at a 16 year high. All while the Dow Jones continued to break records."

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"President Trump has clearly steered the economy back in the right direction," she added.

McEnany also celebrated the RAISE Act, a piece of legislation that would cut down on the number of legal immigrants who could enter the country. McEnany span the bill as a job creator.

"On Wednesday, the president introduced the RAISE Act. For decades, a steady rise in immigration has depressed the wages of American workers. The RAISE Act will increase wages, decrease poverty, and save the taxpayers billions," she said. "Americans deserve a raise, and President Trump is finally putting the American worker first."

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"Thank you for joining us, everybody. I’m Kayleigh McEnany, and that is the real news," she said to signoff.


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