Kayleigh McEnany Biography
Kayleigh McEnany is an American spokesperson, political commentator, and author who was appointed as the 31st White House Press Secretary in April 2020. Since February 2019, Kayleigh has also served as the national press secretary for Donald Trump’s 2020 presidential campaign.
Kayleigh McEnany Age
McEnany is 31 years old as of 2020, she was born on 18 April 1988 in, Tampa Florida, United States of America. She celebrates her birthday on 18, April 1988.
Kayleigh McEnany Height
McEnany stands at a height of 5 feet 6 inches (1.67 meters).
Kayleigh McEnany Family
McEnany is the daughter of Michael McEnany, the owner of commercial roofing, and Leanne McEnany but it’s not known if she has any siblings.
Kayleigh McEnany Husband
McEnany is happily married to the love of her life Sean Gilmartin, an American professional baseball pitcher in the Baltimore Orioles organization. The couple tied the knot in 2017 and are blessed with one daughter, Blake, born in November 2019. The couple has one daughter named Blake, born in November 2019.
Kayleigh McEnany Networth
McEnany has an estimated net worth of $5 million which she has earned as a spokesperson, political commentator, and writer.
Kayleigh McEnany Salary
McEnany earns an estimated salary of $200,000.
Kayleigh McEnany Education
McEnany attended Holy Names Academy for her elementary education. Holy Names Academy, located in Tampa, Florida, is a Catholic Missionary preparatory school. She later enrolled in the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service in Washington, DC, where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Foreign Service (BSFS) in international politics. Kayleigh also studied for a year at St Edmund Hall, Oxford, which is a constituent college of the University of Oxford. She then attended Miami School of Law and then Havard Law School, where she received her Juris Doctorate.
Kayleigh McEnany Whitehouse Press Secretary
Meadows’ first personnel change after replacing Mick Mulvaney as White House chief of staff in April 2020 was hiring McEnany as White House press secretary on April 7, 2020, which was officially announced the next day. Stephanie Grisham, who had been serving as White House communications director and First Lady Melania Trump’s chief of staff since June 2019, was named First Lady Melania Trump’s chief of staff and spokesperson.
McEnany “has made clear from her first briefing that she’s willing to defend her boss’s view of himself as well as his most flagrant misstatements,” the Associated Press wrote two months into her tenure. McEnany defended Trump’s claim that the World Health Organization had a “clear bias towards China” in April 2020, claiming that the WHO endangered Americans by “repeating inaccurate claims peddled by China during the coronavirus pandemic” and “opposing the United States’ life-saving travel restrictions.”
A 32-year-old woman holding a press conference in the West Wing of the White House, specifically in the James S. Brady Press Briefing Room. A 74-year-old man on the left and a 33-year-old woman on the right is walking towards something to the left of the camera. McEnany was asked by an Associated Press reporter on May 1, 2020, during her first public press briefing and the first by a White House press secretary in 417 days: “Will you pledge to never lie to us from that podium?” McEnany responded: “I will never deceive you.
You’ve got my word on it.” “This president has always sided on the side of data,” she said of Trump’s responses to the coronavirus pandemic. In response to sexual misconduct allegations leveled against Trump, McEnany stated, “He has always told the truth.” McEnany falsely claimed that the Mueller Report, which was part of a larger investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election, resulted in a “complete and total exoneration of President Trump,” despite the report’s conclusion that “Accordingly, while this report does not conclude that the President committed a crime, it also does not exonerate him.”
Kayleigh McEnany Mastectomy
McEnany underwent a mastectomy when she was in her early 20s after discovering she had breast cancer.
Kayleigh McEnany CNN
McEnany worked for CNN as a co-host of The Panel, a political panel-based show, and CNN Tonight show in February 2017. Kayleigh heavily defended Donald Trump during the 2016 presidential campaign and since then was often called to defend Trump. Kayleigh left CNN in 2017 when she was appointed by Trump as the National Spokesperson for Television and radio stations. She released her single book, The New American Revolution: The Making of a Populist Movement. Kayleigh was appointed as the current Press Secretary for Donald Trump’s 2020 campaigns in February 2019.
2020 presidential election
On election day, while ballots were still being counted, McEnany declared Trump’s victory prematurely. McEnany spread false claims of election fraud in 2020 after Joe Biden won the election and President Donald Trump refused to concede. McEnany falsely claimed on November 20, 2020, that Trump was not given an “orderly transition of power.” Previously, within two days of Trump’s victory in 2016, his opponent Hillary Clinton conceded to Trump, and then-President Obama recognized Trump as president-elect and hosted Trump at the White House.
Trump thanked Obama and his wife for “their gracious assistance throughout this transition.” Trump fired the head of his transition team (Chris Christie), scrapped months of transition planning, and refused assistance from the Obama administration. McEnany’s remark came as Trump refused to recognize his opponent Joe Biden’s victory as legitimate; Trump was also actively delaying the start of a two-week transition of power to President-elect Biden.
Following the 2021 storming of the United States Capitol, Randall Lane, writing for Forbes, warned corporations against hiring McEnany or other “Trump liars,” stating that “Forbes will assume that everything your company or firm talks about is a lie.” We’ll scrutinize, double-check, and investigate with the same skepticism that we’d apply to a Trump tweet. Do you want to ensure that the world’s largest business media brand considers you as a potential source of misinformation? Then go ahead and hire.”
Kayleigh McEnany Covid-19
McEnany tested positive for COVID-19 on October 5, 2020. Despite having interacted with people who had been diagnosed with coronavirus just days before, McEnany spoke to the press on several occasions without wearing a mask before testing positive for the virus. Chad Gilmartin, McEnany’s husband’s cousin, was one of McEnany’s staff members who tested positive for COVID-19.
Kayleigh McEnany Fox News
McEnany began working as a producer for Mike Huckabee’s eponymous television show three years ago. She later worked for Fox News, where she co-hosted several shows and newscasts. At the station she works alongside other Fox News anchors who include;
- Jamie Colby
- Byron York
- Trey Yingst
- Kiron Skinner
- Dan Springer
- Karl Rove
- Katie Pavlich
- Nicole Saphier
- Austin Westfall
- Anita Vogel