WH Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany blasts PBS correspondent for "unconscionably dishonest tweet" of Trump comments

by Bryan Brammer · Aug 14th, 2020 1:38 pm

Last Updated Oct 14th, 2020 at 3:20 pm

White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany laid into PBS correspondent Yamiche Alcindor for intentionally taking remarks made by President Trump on Wednesday out of context.

During a press briefing, President Trump was pressed to explain a tweet he had made earlier in the day arguing that "low-income housing would invade" the suburbs if Joe Biden is elected president in November.

Trump reiterated, saying that plans being implemented to allocate low-income housing in the suburbs will "destroy suburbia."

"And just so you understand, 30% plus of the people living in suburbia are minorities — African-Americans, Asian-Americans, Hispanic-Americans — they're all minorities...," Trump told the reporter. "The number's even higher. They say 35, but I like to cut it a little bit lower. You know why? That way I can't get myself into too much trouble with the fake news."

Alcindor posted a spliced version of Trump's remarks on Twitter, blatantly misconstruing the president's response.

On Thursday, McEnany slammed Alcindor for her "unconscionably dishonest tweet," sharing an image of the White House transcript next to the PBS journalist's original tweet.

Others on social media followed suit, criticizing Alcindor.


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