Kayleigh McEnany is Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s third campaign manager in two months. For weeks after Paul Manafort’s “resignation,” following a scandal involving illegal lobbying activity, McEnany has had to become a master of spinning Trump’s mistakes into something positive.
However, the only thing she’s managed to do so far is to seem relatively sane while spouting insane rationale as to why Trump isn’t the xenophobic, racist, bigot that many of his supporters know and love. And her task is a tall order, consider that her candidate keeps saying racist, xenophobic, bigoted things on a regular basis.
Thursday on CNN, McEnany tried to use the words of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. to defend Trump’s character. Unfortunately, the CNN panel which included African America Democratic Strategist Symone Sanders wasn’t swayed by her mentioning Trump and the greatest civil rights icon of all time in the same breath.
“’He is trying hard to be inclusive,’ she said of Trump before calling Hillary Clinton’s speech linking Trump to white nationalists ‘divisive.’”
“’It does nothing to bring us together … Like Martin Luther King said, we have to learn to live together as brothers, or we will perish together as fools. Hillary Clinton’s speech did nothing to help us live together as one united country.”
Sanders audibly scoffed upon hearing Dr. King’s name invoked in conjunction with Donald Trump. McEnany’s invocation also brought about a blistering rebuke from panelist Guy Cecil, who’s in charge of a Pro-Clinton super PAC.
“’I always enjoy when a Trump supporter wants to ignore his record and then quote Martin Luther King,’ he said. ‘Martin Luther King would not have kicked African-Americans off of a casino floor because a gambler wanted him to.’”
“’Martin Luther King would never have put a ‘C’ on the top of rental applications and prevented African-Americans from renting from him,’ Cecil continued.
McEnany briefly interrupted by offering a pitiful sounding defense as she stated: “That was never proven.”
However, Cecil continued to pick her apart by continuing to explain what the real Dr. King would not have done.
“’Martin Luther King would not have sat on the stage and ridiculed and demeaned Muslims,’ said Cecil. ‘He would not have insulted a Hispanic judge who was born in America who just happened to be of Mexican heritage. The idea that Donald Trump should get pats on the back because he sat on a table with six African-Americans –’”
Without a better answer McEnany just whined:
“This is so unproductive … This is what’s wrong with this election.”
However Cecil was on a roll, he even pulled out a devastating recent Quinnipiac University poll.
“Sixty percent of Americans believe that Donald Trump traffics in bigotry, and a majority of independent voters said the same.”
McEnany could only sit there and continue whining about how “unproductive” holding her candidate to account is.
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