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White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany Promises Never to Lie to the Press

White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany renewed the traditional White House briefing Friday with a promise to stick to the truth

“I will never lie to you,” McEnany said. “You have my word on that.”

Well, it does occur to me that a phrase like “I am not a liar” has no meaning. Because if you are a liar, then you are lying. So how can anyone tell?

And I’m not sure how much it matters when it comes to press secretaries. By the usual ground rules, they are not permitted technically to lie, but they can obscure, mislead, and dodge questions.

That said, McEnany seems sincere.

9 thoughts on “White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany Promises Never to Lie to the Press”

  1. Is the next brilliant, hard-hitting journalist going to ask for a “pinky-swear” or a “triple-dog-dare” of some sort? Cripes, by far the biggest failure in the last few years is the press.

  2. Why I’m not WHPSsec.
    “Do you promise not to lie to us”?
    If you stop lying to the American public with your fake news.
    Now next question that doesn’t impune my integrity.

  3. Well, she handed them a “gotcha” tool that they will work to the max. How many articles are we going to see about how she broke her promise? Hundreds, thousands, depends on how long she lasts.

    1. Immediately after the press conference, articles started popping up online about how she broke her promise not to lie within 15 minutes. Ugh.

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