During a recent interview with Fox News' Sean Hannity, White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany claimed that President Donald Trump is "at his best" during his pandemic press briefings.
This was astonishing news to anyone who'd ever witnessed one of those briefings.
Kayleigh mentions the ratings of the Coronavirus press briefings and says it’s when the President is at his best https://t.co/uzehyPtgqh— Acyn (@Acyn)1596504955.0
.@PressSec Kayleigh McEnany: "I believe the president's at his best when he's speaking directly to the American peo… https://t.co/8PeXexAEzM— The Hill (@The Hill)1587831467.0
Some Americans did agree with McEnany...but not because he was doing well in the briefings.
@Acyn She's right--I've seen Trump try to drink water, walk down a ramp, and talk about cognitive testing. Sadly, h… https://t.co/ECQeFlxnBw— Just a Shiba Inu Dog🇺🇸now with extra Patriotism (@Just a Shiba Inu Dog🇺🇸now with extra Patriotism)1596505247.0
@Acyn The TV ratings of the Coronavirus press briefings are high because that's when the President is at his best train wreck— Twice-Impeached, One-Term Trumpy (parody) (@Twice-Impeached, One-Term Trumpy (parody))1596505337.0
Many Twitter users hoping for a Biden win in November encouraged President Trump to continue making public statements as often as possible.
@Acyn @gtconway3d As a Biden supporter, I’m thrilled to hear about these high ratings. The more people who watches… https://t.co/QZvl2gDKQA— JWC292 (@JWC292)1596507090.0
@Acyn Trump is at his best when he piques the morbid curiosity of the American people? yikes— BlueWave2022 ☮ (@BlueWave2022 ☮)1596507314.0
@Acyn @gtconway3d Well gee whiz, I hope all those people keep dying so his ratings don’t go down. Be a shame if he… https://t.co/jLJiphq8q7— 🇨🇦Cruzisanathema🇨🇦 (@🇨🇦Cruzisanathema🇨🇦)1596507728.0
Some people online described McEnany's ridiculous claims as "soulless."
@Acyn One day her young child will see , hear or read about the lies of her mother and how she sold her soul for trump.— Susan Goodell (@Susan Goodell)1596507773.0
.@PressSec lacks a functioning soul. https://t.co/QMSt1z10U5— John Pavlovitz (@John Pavlovitz)1596508976.0
@Acyn This is his best? I'd hate to see when he's at his worst. https://t.co/RA5tH2VoQB— N Newhouse (@N Newhouse)1596509200.0
One can only imagine what a bad day for the President looks like if those press briefings are the best he has to offer.
Did I just hear Kayleigh McEnany say she feels the President is at his best in these covid19 press conferences? If… https://t.co/4nL2mzHNE7— Peter J (@Peter J)1587886508.0
I believe the president's at his best when he's not speaking at all. I wonder if Kayleigh McEnany is familiar with… https://t.co/6DV7TyrAgu— Dennis Noel (@Dennis Noel)1587833700.0
The WH press secretary McEnany said 45 is at his best when he is speaking to the American people. If these perform… https://t.co/Z04Ar1QRNN— Maurice Gray (@Maurice Gray)1587832394.0
Even if Trump was delivering his talking points well, they would still often be misleading.
"I believe the president's at his best when he's speaking directly to the American people." ~ Press Secretary Kayle… https://t.co/g5ndip1gov— Sheril R. Kirshenbaum (@Sheril R. Kirshenbaum)1587840192.0
Though McEnany received widespread mockery for her claims, one has to admit that her task, making President Trump look good, is not an easy one.