On the day of her first formal press briefing at the White House, former Trump press secretary Kayleigh McEnany promised she would never lie to reporters—unlike her predecessor.
Whether intended or not, that promise didn't last long. After leaving the White House after Donald Trump's loss in the 2020 election, McEnany doesn't seem to have turned over a new leaf in her current job with Fox News.
McEnany—in a recent Fox News panel—discussed a tweet from Democratic Representative Cori Bush of Missouri.
Bush tweeted about United States' history, ending with:
"...Black people still aren't free."
Not surprisingly, all participants of the all-White Fox News panel criticized Bush's tweet.
None more so than McEnany, who went on to say:
"The hater's never take a day off from hating, that is clear." "And they never take a day off from getting the facts wrong." "We know most of our forefathers, all of our main founding fathers, were against slavery, recognized the evil of it."
You can see her remarks here:
However, it was McEnany who got the facts wrong.
She was quickly re-buffed by Media Matters for America, a not-for-profit dedicated to "correcting conservative misinformation in the U.S. Media." Some of the United States most prominent founding fathers not only approved of slavery, bug owned slaves and defended the practice during discussions that resulted in the early federal government.
George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and James Madison were all slave owners. Over half of the members of the continental Congress that worked on the United States Constitution owned slaves.
Twitter users were also quick to correct McEnany's false statement.
One Twitter user shared haunting pictures of the restoration of the slave quarters at George Washington's Mount Vernon Estate.
One can only assume McEnany never paid a visit to the Virginia landmark, as it's hard to imagine those who've seen George Washington's slave quarters would soon forget them.