Trump slams former press secretary Kayleigh McEnany

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Presidential candidate Donald Trump called his former spokeswoman “Milktoast” and slammed her for giving out what he said were wrong polling numbers on FoxNews.

“Kayleigh ‘Milktoast’ McEnany just gave out the wrong poll numbers on FoxNews. I am 34 points up on DeSanctimonious, not 25 up. While 25 is great, it’s not 34. She knew the number was corrected upwards by the group that did the poll,” Trump wrote Tuesday evening on his social media site, Truth Social. “The RINOS & Globalists can have her. FoxNews should only use REAL Stars!!!”

Trump refers to Gov. Ron DeSantis as “DeSanctimonious.” DeSantis is his top challenger for the Republican nomination for president.

McEnany said on the “Jesse Watters Primetime” show that Trump’s lead over DeSantis had fallen from 34 points to 25 points in Iowa.

According to U.S. News, Trump leads the field of possible Republican presidential candidates in Iowa with 62% of voters’ support, compared with DeSantis’ 20%, a more than 42% difference.

However, an Emerson College survey show 49% of Iowa voters support Trump, with 38% supporting Biden in a general election. But if the general election had DeSantis vs. Biden, 45% would vote for DeSantis and 38% would vote for Biden.

She was Trump’s White House press secretary from April of 2020 to January of 2021 and was one of his fiercest defenders.

McEnany then went to Fox News, where she is a frequent guest host on The Ingraham Angle, Jesse Watters Primetime, The Five and Fox & Friends.

Photo credit: Gage Skidmore, Surprise, Arizona

65 COMMENTS

  1. Sooner or later, Trump turns on everybody.

    Eventually, he’ll turn on his voters, too.

    • Exactly. I was a bit surprised that when he left the White House he didn’t burn it to the ground. I guess he was just planning/hoping to return to finish the job.

      For Trump there is only Trump; there is no beginning nor end. I have been wrong about many things in my life and I may be wrong again, but perhaps Trump’s supporters will figure out that a world in which there is only Trump isn’t a world at all. I do know, with absolute certainty, that I will not vote for him.

      • If he wins the nomination, I’ll hold my nose and vote for him. The alternative is too ugly not to.

        But only if he wins the nomination.

        • If he doesn’t win then you couldn’t vote for him at all. I don’t need to hold my nose to vote for him, I will gladly vote for him.

  2. I say this as a Trump voter…
    I’m tired of his childish trash talk. It was funny for a bit, but sometimes it’s better to remain silent. I wholeheartedly believe all the politicians and “talking heads” have an agenda, which does nothing to help the American people. I think he’s right on that part. Trump is guilty of an inflated ego though. He needs to humble himself. He talks himself out of voters.

    • I totally agree! I think we need his strong personality and his commitment to our country, but I wish he would “talk softly and carry a big stick” (to quote T. Roosevelt). As someone who has stuck their foot in their mouth one time too many and am not always careful of what I say, I speak from experience. Trump, just shut up!

    • I hate to say it, but you are absolutely right. Trump was a VERY effective president, but his mouth and school-yard bully mouth are nearly as embarrassing as the painfully obvious dementia of the sitting “president”. He is a grown man, for crying out loud! Act like one!

    • He is not going to humble himself. He hasn’t changed at all since I first became aware of him because of the Tawana Brawley case (1987).

      Sometimes God uses the oddest people for a job. I do not know if it is still the case in 2024, but it was in 2016. His presidency ripped the mask off of some very nasty people and organizations. Regardless of who is the president, I do not see how this country continues after the 2024 elections. Blue team will not accept a red team president and red team will not accept a blue team president. (As an side would you want to be in a blue city if Trump wins? They are gonna burn worse then the summer of 2020.)

      We have been two peoples moving in opposite directions for 60 years. We are incompatible and do not like each other. We are no longer countrymen. Like a marriage long gone bad, it’s time to divide up the record collection and part ways in as much peace as we can.

    • What will always be regrettable is the amount of good he could have done if he had been able to keep his mouth shut 1/3 of the time.

      He has good instincts but no impulse control. In the end it bit him, and by extension all of us.

    • I’m with ya; Trump has not yet become a mature adult. Sure, Joe Biden’s lifetime of personal and political pathology has become legendary, and he ought to be removed from office no later than January 2025 by a disgusted and chagrined U.S. citizenry. But are there no wise, respectable, accomplished, and vigorous U.S. statesmen who are ready to responsibly occupy the Oval Office? To me, such a candidate looks far more like DeSantis than DeDonald, and let’s not even think about the deplorable Californiacs named Kamala and Gavin.

      • Could have saved yourself lots of time and rage if you only would have listened to the other emotionally mature Republicans that were on the primary ballot in 2016. Some folks have buried their rage so deep in their enabling silos, it’s usually too late before they wake up.

        • I’ll pass on “mature” (read weak and ineffectual) R’s, as filled the primary in 2016. Yuck.

  3. Trump values loyalty from others to himself, but never displays loyalty to anyone else. Trump turned on Rex Tillerson, Mike Pence, Jeff Sessions, and so many others yet expects loyalty. Trump is far too vindictive to win another presidential election which is a big shame because he would still make a far better president than nearly all of the other republicans running for president.

  4. If no apology to her, I may have to reconsider. Arguably the best press secretary ever and he trash talks her.

  5. His behavior is unacceptable of a cub scout pack leader.
    Poor example of team building and leadership.

  6. Anyone who believes that Trump will remain loyal to them is seriously delusional. With him, loyalty is a one-way street.

    And no one who associates themselves with Trump comes away unscathed – not his staff, not his business associates, not his lawyers, not his wife, not his kids, and certainly not his Vice President.

  7. I think the difference this race vs the first one is he’s shown all that bombast isn’t sthick but who he is.

    Unless something major happens, he’s at his limit for support.

  8. To be honest. As a young Christian sister I’m not sure of Kaligh is a Christian I’d really listen to after I snooped through my relatives copy ‘serenity through the storm’ seeing its not about Christ yet her book cover is deceptive like it would be, and I would had read it, its all about her time and experience in politics, so I not interested. I don’t want to call her a liar, not knowing her, I’d take what she says as a grain of sand. So I’m not surprised Trump have a problem with her

    • I love it when hypocrites have a tizzy. Obviously Sarah Huckabee was the better of the two. You might not like her though because her dad is now selling vitamins.

    • Christian not Christian means little. What IS meaningful is the first thing she said as defendant Trump’s press secretary. She said, “I will not lie to you “. And being the solid republican she is, immediately started lying.

  9. Funny. A large majority of those commenting here voted for the nutcase. The only defense he has left is mental incapacitation. He will look marvelous in an orange jumpsuit.

  10. Most commenters on here can no longer tolerate Trump because of his impetuous personality, his critical nature, petulance, etc. I say, so what? His track record of tangible accomplishments is unprecedented. Real proper conservative judge appointments. Proper management of foreign trade relations. Holding Nato accountable. Unafraid to replace inept cabinet members. No romance with the traditional swamp creatures. Action on the wall. No proxy wars (only surgical kills of proven villains). Lowest black unemployment in generations. On and on and on. With his boldness and record of results why would I care about his manners? The only reason I can imagine is sympathy for the swamp. That would be pretty stupid.

    • Wayne Douglas, Trump did accomplish many positive things during his term and you’ve listed some of them above. I think what troubles me is that Trump lacks fundamental qualities important to leading a Nation. The story above being an example. Trump, like Patton might be a good choice for commanding an Army, but not leading a Nation.
      Wayne Anthony Ross once told your girl Sarah Palin, ” you can’t kick at every barking Chihuahua “. Trump kicks at everyone, eventually, especially those who supported him the most. This egocentric behavior isnt compatible with being a great U.S. President. Prove me wrong.

      • Easy to “prove you wrong.” The proof is in your own statements. You acknowledged he made countless exceptional accomplishments. Then you say he “lacks qualities to lead a nation.” Contradictory points. His record of accomplishments are proof of his ability to lead. With such accomplishments his manners are simply irrelevant.

        • Wayne, reread my reply, T failed because it’s always about T.

          Beside his kicking at every Chihuahua he rolled on the jab. The biggest Medical Scam in history. T claims even now that He saved 100 million lives by ramrodding the experimental treatment through. Yeah, I stand by my statement.
          I think you are so chauvinistic about T because you are trying to compensate for casting your vote for Carter in ’76. Let it go Wayne, it’s not like we don’t have other good candidates running. DeSantis and RFK Jr come to mind.

    • Most of his accomplishments were washed away in a sea of Presidential Orders inside of a month.

      It’s not sympathy for the swamp (really? That’s simplistic as hell, with no basis in reality) to acknowledge his personal demons are what gave us Joe Biden and the most corrupt administration in history.

      Where are the votes for his reelection gonna come from? He has a hard ceiling of voters. He lost several states in 20 he won in 16.

      He lost both electoral college and popular vote in 20. He has to somehow reverse one or both to win in 24. How? No pie in the sky, be realistic.

      • The only way that I see Trump winning, is if he can totally discredit the government and the system that is in place. To do that, he’s going to have to come out of the closet and tell us where the Roswell aliens are and about how the government has been deceiving us all these years. He will run the risk of violating some oath that he must have taken and Men in Black Will come crawling out of the woodwork for sure but if he wants it bad enough, that’s the only way I see him having an iron in this fire. We shall see if he has the guts.

        • Option 2. Everyone and their brother run for the GOP nomination, so a low plurality wins it.

          Then Biden does something really outrageous or (God forbid) dies during the race.

          As of today, both are very possible.

  11. Trump can’t win. And he doesn’t understand that a party needs to play as a team to win. The Dems understand that. But Trump’s ego keeps him from understanding. And conservatives suffer because of his ego.

  12. Trump’s poll numbers must be increasing dramatically. I see all the predictable anti-Trump trolls are busy at work today. Intelligent people already know everything they need to know about the 2024 election, including how to avoid having it stolen again. Ditch the machines! What you read and hear between now and election day is nothing but propaganda designed to keep cable TV on the air, talking heads wearing expensive suits and the American public believing voter fraud doesn’t exist. It’s a dog-n-pony show to keep you tuned in and entertained. You already know who has a track record of presidential performance, you voted for him twice already! An honest count will put him back in the office he earned.

    • If you know all you need to know, today, to make a final decision for an event 16 months away

      You’re many things, but possibly not intelligent.

  13. Some people will never be able to admit the election wasn’t stolen, that Trump beat himself.

    I suppose everybody has to believe in something.

    • It was stolen, TMA, and YOU are the one in denial for obstinately refusing to accept that glaringly obvious fact.

      Yes, Trump is a narcissistic buffoon, but that takes nothing away from the horribly obvious manipulation and corruption of the 2020 presidential (s)election.

      • “glaringly obvious fact” Jefferson? Do please give us ONE , just one piece of evidence.

      • We agree to disagree. But please answer the question.

        What is he gonna do to overcome the alleged theft? For him to be re elected he has to
        -gain back 4 lost states
        -not lose any more
        -find a way to defeat the people who organized a nationwide steal
        -get back the female vote who find him intolerable.

        Plus, bogus as they are, he is facing multiple investigations and potential trials. It’ll be hard to make up the above mentioned issues while constantly fighting on court.

        How is he realistically gonna do all that? I’m honestly curious.

        • TMA, I do not know how Trump might overcome those very real disadvantages. Maybe he could not, and would not. Or maybe his opposition (China Joe) proves itself SO bad that enough voters would be willing to hold their noses and vote for him, even if they did not do so in 2020.

          Politics is the art of the possible.

    • Some people will never be able to admit the election was stolen via fraud. The crooked judiciary would not even hear the evidence based upon the phony excuses of jurisdiction and standing. Trump is a buffoon all right… just like a fox. He gets the job done while acting juvenile–actually a neat trick. The so-called conservative snowflakes can’t handle the truth that he is the most effective president we’ve seen since Reagan. Set your tender emotions aside and lets get to work with this proven candidate to turn this country back around.

      • It’s ironic to see someone so deeply in the only Trump can save us camp speak about putting emotions aside.

        Only Trumpers, like only Palins, live and die on an emotional attachment with questionable reality.

        Answer me just one thing. Just one: if the election was stolen, why did Fox settle with Dominion?

        • TMA- Who owns Fox? The Murdoch family has majority stakes in News Corp. and Fox Corporation through which they own several newspapers including the New York Post, the Times of London and multiple newspapers in Australia. News Corp. also own the Dow Jones, which publishes the Wall Street Journal. They have largely backed nonpartisan and Democratic-leaning causes.
          BTW- I’m not a Trumpr or Paliner, just want America to be a great country. If we can just get someone who truly loves our country and is willing to stand up and protect it, that’s what we need.

  14. For all the stolen election crowd:

    Let’s say it’s true. What has Trump done/learned/etc to overcome that in this election cycle? What is his strategy? And how will he implement it?

    I really want to know.

  15. I AM SHOCKED!!! Not that Trump turned on one of his allies…that was a given. No, I’m very much surprised that most of you FINALLY see the danger Trump has been, and still IS, to the Conservative movement and the country. I quit commenting on here because you seemed to be hopelessly brainwashed by Trump. So I’m happy to be actually proven wrong.

    • I don’t know he’s a danger to it as much as a distraction from other issues.

      As far as I can tell by looking at multiple sources, he has a core of true believers of about 28%, give or take.
      Most people voted for him as the best of two bad choices. And to send a message to the GOP. Not out of a great love for the man.

      His best chance of winning the nomination is the Chris Christies of the world flood the field. This way 28% of the vote could get the nomination.

      • Trump getting the nomination IS the danger to the country! He cannot win the general election. Biden could be in a wheelchair slobbering all over himself and he WILL still win! Any Conservative who doubts this should look at Alaska’s last election. Murkowski, who voted for impeachment, WON. And then there’s Mary Petola. The anti-Trump vote is how they won. If Trump really cared about making America great again, he’d drop out…NOW.

  16. So what. She’s supposed to get the numbers right. Oh well. He is the only one besides Jesus who can make America Great Again. And everyone knows it.

  17. So much TDS from so-called “conservatives”.

    Get over yourselves. Trump will be the nominee and will win in a landslide unless the election is again fraudulent.

    • How? Even if he gets the nomination, how does he win the general election?

      -He lost the popular vote twice, the electoral college once.
      -He lost 4 key states in 20.
      -He has really lost the white female vote.
      -He will be facing a substantial amount of time and money fighting a series of bogus criminal and civil charges.
      -He has steadily alienated many people who supported and worked for him.
      -He failed to deal with problems he created regarding voting during Covid.
      -He gave us lockdowns and Fauci. These will be hung around his political neck.
      -What is his plan to “stop the steal” this time?

      It’s not TDS to ask serious substantive questions. It logic and strategic thinking.

      It is, however, a form of paranoia to insist he, and only he, can save us.
      He’s a politician, not a messiah.

  18. As I said earlier she must get her numbers correct. President Donald Trump is the only one who can lead America to greatness again besides Jesus.

    • Idolatry is a sin.

      In your religion does Trump sit on the right hand of Jesus, or Jesus sit on the right hand of Trump?

    • I find it ironic as hell so many allegedly religious put their faith in such a deeply morally flawed man.

      While the history of the Church is full of questionable people doing Gods work, they had genuine revelations and changed their lives.

      Trump, in this regard, is unrepentant.

  19. My religion is my own. However, I was not surprised when President Trump said he is not the Savior. Being a Savior is above his pay grade and that he, President Trump, was in need of a Savior too. So I thought that was a reasonably, acceptable response for me on the subject.

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