Kayleigh McEnany

White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany speaks during a press briefing at the White House, Tuesday, May 26, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Trump’s Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany Leaves White House a Few Days Early
Kayleigh McEnany, President Donald Trump’s press secretary, has decided not to stick around until the end of the term and packed up her office Friday. Although she will continue officially holding the role, she will no longer be at the White House, or even in the nation’s capital. McEnany will reportedly be working remotely from Tampa until Wednesday.
Kayleigh McEnany
Her departure on Friday came more than a week after her final press conference which amounted to a two-minute statement in the wake of the deadly insurrection at the US Capitol, fuelled by the president’s pervasive lie that the 2020 election was “stolen” from his supporters.
She insisted that “those who violently besieged our Capitol are the opposite of everything this administration stands for” and that “those who are working in this building are working to ensure an orderly transition of power” – despite the president’s months-long refusal to commit to do so. The press secretary took no questions from the reporters in the room.
As reports circulated on Friday that she was packing up her West Wing office, she wrote on Twitter: “As I leave the White House, I have the privilege of reading notes from incredible servants to our country.
Kayleigh McEnany
Her 10-month term behind the lectern – the fourth person in Trump administration to hold the position – was marked by obfuscation and spin as the US saw thousands of daily deaths from Covid-19 as the president spread baseless fraud conspiracies ahead of Election Day. White House reporters repeatedly grew frustrated in combative briefings.