Who Is Kaleigh McEnany, The Face Of New Trump TV?
Kaleigh McEnany, 29, has been chosen to head up the new “Trump TV.”
WHO IS KALEIGH MCENANY?
In a fight against the alleged “fake news” media, Donald Trump has decided to create his very own news series, which could become known as Trump TV. The chosen spokesperson for this new media outlet will be McEnany, who was just named a Republican National Committee spokesperson on Monday.
She will be the face in front of a large blue Trump/Pence-themed wall in a weekly video posted to Facebook. “More great economic news on Friday,” she said in her last contribution. “I’m eager to talk about Republican ideas and values and have important discussions about issues affecting Americans across this country,” she added in her RNC statement.
McEnany came to political prominence during the 2016 presidential election, when she heatedly defended Trump on CNN as a regular guest. She left the network to pursue this new opportunity. Her first foray into Trump TV brought in 22 million views on Facebook and Twitter. Trump’s campaign committee is listed as having paid for the spot.
While the Trump media outlet promises “nothing but the facts,” it made no mention of the Russia investigation, but focuses solely on “jobs, jobs, jobs.” “I bet you haven’t heard about all the accomplishments the president had this week because there’s so much fake news out there,” said Lara Trump on the first video in the series back in July.
U.S. Ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul also commented on the new channel on Twitter. “Wow. Feels eerily like so many state-owned channels I’ve watched in other countries.”
Wow. Feels eerily like so many state-owned channels I’ve watched in other countries https://t.co/dqsLEfuLj8
— Michael McFaul (@McFaul) August 6, 2017
McEnany was born in 1988 and grew up in Florida, where she attended a private Catholic school for girls. She got her B.S. in international politics from Georgetown’s School of Foreign Service. As a teen, McEnany interned for a number of high-ranking politicians, including president George W. Bush. After graduating college in 2010, she worked as a producer on Mike Huckabee‘s TV show, and the first appearance she posted on her Facebook page was for a Fox News segment in 2011.
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