Former Press Secretary and newly minted Fox News contributor Kayleigh McEnany blasted current White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki, saying she didn’t have to “circle back” to reporters because of the access she was given to President Trump. Psaki has become infamous for her non-answers during press briefings often repeating the phrase “I’ll have to circle back.”
Fox News reports:
“I wish Jen Psaki all the best, it is a very hard job but that being said, we took great pains in our administration to do hours and hours of research beforehand, days sometimes,” she said.
“I always knew where my boss stood. Unlike other press secretaries who maybe didn’t have walk-in privileges, I could walk in at any time … I always knew where his head was at, so I didn’t have to a ton of circling back because President Trump gave a lot of access to me.”
During an interview with “Fox & Friends,” McEnany also criticized Biden for repeating this campaign strategy of hiding from reporters and refusing to answer questions. Since becoming president, Biden has yet to hold a solo press conference, a record for modern presidents.
“It’s exactly like the campaign. That was his strategy all along,” said McEnany, a new Fox News analyst.
“Hide in the basement, don’t talk to the American people … That’s what President Trump offered. He gave transparency. He was always willing to take questions, always willing to go to the podium, always willing to stop on his way to the helicopter. Transparency is what he offered, and Joe Biden vowed transparency. Now he’s set a 100-year record for not going to the podium.”
Watch this hilarious compilation of Psaki repeating her favorite phrase.