McEnany Open About Psaki’s Job a Press Secretary

Kayleigh McEnany, a former White House press secretary who now works for Fox News, responded to Jen Psaki, President Joe Biden’s press secretary.

“I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: I wish Jen Psaki nothing but the best,” McEnany said on Fox News on Thursday.

“It’s a difficult career. But, with that said, we took great pains in our administration to do hours and hours and hours of research ahead of time, often days, calling Secretary Azar and Kerri Kupec over at the Justice Department to get answers,” she said, referring to former HHS Secretary Alex Azar and former Justice Department spokesperson Kerri Kupec.

“I really knew where my boss stood,” McEnany said as President Donald Trump’s press secretary.

“Unlike other press secretaries who may not have had walk-in privileges to the Oval,” she noted, “I could walk in at any time.” “I was always aware of his role. I would head into each press conference with a list of questions I expected the press to ask and go through them one by one. I already knew where President Trump’s head was, so I didn’t have to do a lot of circling back because he gave me a lot of access.”

Following McEnany’s hiring by Fox News, Psaki told a reporter this week that she would be willing to debate McEnany on the network.

“I’ve also done Fox News Sunday twice. Psaki told reporters, “I’m ready to go on a variety of shows.” “I’ll admit that I just knew Kayleigh a little bit, and not very well. I first met her when we were both CNN contributors, and we worked together on a few shows (I’m not sure how many). We disagree on political issues, as do many Americans, but we talked about our families, husbands, sports, and other topics in the green room, and I wish her the best in her future endeavors.”

McEnany also discussed her last days in the White House, saying, “the last days were sad…