Kayleigh McEnany tested positive for the coronavirus, calls herself ‘essential’

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This ^ is a photo from last Thursday, October 1st. As you can see, White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany didn’t wear a mask for the indoor briefing and she was inane as always. Hours later, her boss would test positive for the coronavirus for the second time, and the dominoes would begin to fall – more than a dozen people from the Rose Garden Massacre tested positive for the virus. Kayleigh is one of the latest.

White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany and two of her deputies have tested positive for the coronavirus as President Donald Trump remains hospitalized with the virus. McEnany and her two deputies, Chad Gilmartin and Karoline Leavitt, are among at least 18 in the White House, or connected to Trump’s reelection campaign or to recent White House events, who have tested positive for Covid-19 since late last week.

“After testing negative consistently, including every day since Thursday, I tested positive for COVID-19 on Monday morning while experiencing no symptoms,” McEnany said on Twitter. “No reporters, producers, or members of the press are listed as close contacts by the White House Medical Unit.”

At least three journalists who were at the White House over the past week have tested positive for the coronavirus, according to the White House Correspondents Association. McEnany, who is married and gave birth to a daughter last November, briefed reporters at the White House on Thursday, hours before Trump’s advisor Hope Hicks was revealed to have tested positive. Trump announced his diagnosis and that of his wife, first lady Melania Trump, shortly after Hicks’ diagnosis became public.

“I definitely had no knowledge of Hope Hicks’ diagnosis prior to holding a White House press briefing on Thursday,” McEnany tweeted Monday. “As an essential worker, I have worked diligently to provide needed information to the American People at this time. With my recent positive test, I will begin the quarantine process and will continue working on behalf of the American People remotely.”

[From CNBC]

The carelessness and callousness of these people is astounding. It’s not enough that they are all hellbent on putting all of their coworkers at risk with their stupidity. It’s not enough that they’re happy enough to blatantly lie constantly about a very real public issue. But they’re actually infecting their children and spouses and loved ones too, or at the very least, showing a callous disregard for the lives and well-being of their families. But yeah, Nazi Barbie has Covid. Who would have thunk.

This clip from February was making the rounds yesterday: “We will not see diseases like the coronavirus come here, we will not see terrorism come here, and isn’t that refreshing when contrasting it with the awful presidency of President Obama?”

Here are some photos of Kayleigh briefing the press outdoors on October 2nd (Friday) without her mask. She took off her mask to speak to reporters.

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  1. Sierra says:

    The notorious RBG is continuing to work for the people from heaven.

    The disrespect Republicans showed by holding that nomination for Amy has backfired spectacularly.

    Almost 20 people have now been tested positive and the numbers are increasing daily. Republicans didn’t care to vote for relief package but will wear a moon suit to vote for Amy. The ads are writing themselves and I firmly believe Democrats will win over 10 seats in the Senate race.

  2. Lemons says:

    I hope there are casualties among this group of super spreaders. It’s really the only way that they will learn this lesson and MAYBE learn compassion and finally see how they were wrong.

    Too bad they are getting the best healthcare while Americans at large suffer.

    • FHmom says:

      The healthcare issue is what irritates me the most. They receive the finest medical care while the rest of us are at the mercy of the medical system. I’m really hoping for a relapse because Trump really needs a come to Jesus moment. He needs to feel the full wrath of Covid. Even then, I fear, he would downplay its seriousness. We really are screwed.

  3. Becks1 says:

    The arrogance is astounding.

    Something that I’ve noticed is that all of these people keep saying – “well I’ll quarantine for two weeks” or whatever. Well, its not just about the quarantine. quarantining is what you should do if you know you’ve been exposed. Now, you’re actually sick. So yes you still need to quarantine, but now you’re SICK. Now you have this illness. Yes, many people recover, but with what long lasting side effects? It’s not a game. If they don’t care about other people, you think they would at least care about themselves. But I guess not because they have access to hospitals, healthcare and doctors, and they’re not worried about losing their jobs if they are off for a while.

    But then I think about all the other people who work at the White House – the support system, so to speak – and you know those people don’t have the above benefits of access to the best healthcare and job protection.

    • Esmom says:

      Such good points. I think of my own employer, a non-profit that provides services to people with disabilities, and how we have had to lay off more than a hundred part time staff and how we are bending over backwards to follow health and safety guidelines as we try to open back up again gradually. We would not just be allowed back in the office after 14 days based on some honor system. We have to get tested and get a doctor’s note to come back, none of which is particularly convenient, but we have no choice because we care about keeping people safe.

      The WH staff clearly doesn’t give a sh^t about anyone, from their lack of adherence to guidelines in planning of the Rose Garden events to their day to day interaction with their Dem colleagues and the press. It makes my blood boil and my heart break for all those who didn’t have a chance against the virus.

    • Sarah says:

      Here in the UK we are getting regular news stories about the effects of long covid and they truly terrify me. Just yesterday I read an article suggesting that treating this may cost the NHS more overall than the initial impact of the pandemic.

      Every day I am grateful that we do at least have the NHS so if I get sick I will be treated, regardless of my financial situation.

    • emu says:

      so true. It is not a game.

  4. YT says:

    President Trump and his administration are detrimental to public health and safety. Damn idiots.

  5. Angela says:

    About us essential as a hernia

  6. MissMarierose says:

    Sociopaths, the whole rotten lot of them.

  7. Chrissy says:

    Whenever I see her with that cross around her neck I wonder at what point it will burst into flames. She, along with everyone else associated with this Administration, are an abomination. Karma is coming, folks.

    • Joanna says:


    • Sarah says:

      I came here to comment on her cross. I am not religious myself but I find it upsetting to see her putting this symbol front and centre while demonstrating none of the values christianity represents.

    • snappyfish says:

      I am surprised the cross hasn’t burst into flames. Binder full of lies bargain bin Skipper is beyond contemptible. The only solace is that she knows she is a joke. Oh & by the way, her family received a PPP loan they were not entitled too so it seems she & her ilk are cut from the same cloth as the Orange Fraud & his clan

    • Grant says:

      It makes me sick to see the way that evangelicals have co-opted Christianity. My mom is a god-fearing woman of faith. She is also a fervent Democrat because she cares about people and thinks that things like healthcare are universal rights and that homophobia, xenophobia, and racial injustice are sinful. You know–like Jesus taught?!?!?!

  8. FancyPants says:

    She has a baby at home. I know this is futile but I sincerely hope all this carelessness and recklessness is for the audience of one and she is taking some precaution in her own home.

    • TheOriginalMia says:

      She should have thought of her child prior to this. She’s a breast cancer survivor. She should be scared already that her compromised immune system makes her more vulnerable. Instead, she’s running around blithely and idiotically ignoring the science, while disseminating false information to the world.

      • FancyPants says:

        I didn’t know that. That makes everything even worse. How do these people always make everything worse.

  9. souperkay says:

    As soon as she took off her mask, I would’ve packed up my camera and left. No story or information is worth the risk of being even somewhat near an actively infectious person.

    • Sarah says:

      How is this allowed??? If i get a positive test and refuse to self-isolate I can be fined up to £10,000.

  10. Andrew’s Nemesis says:

    This whole administration is like a communicable sexual disease.

  11. Lizzythe2 says:

    I don’t understand why reporters are mad they got C-19. Maybe I’m not understanding the situation correctly. If so someone tell me where I am wrong. They did not have to follow along with what the administration is doing. They should have worn masks even if the administration did not want to.

    • Dilettante says:

      Masks offer little protection to the wearer, unless they are N-95 which are like gold and hard for health care workers to source, let alone mere mortals. Masks protect others from the illness the wearers might have.

      • Pulcheitudinousest says:

        this isn’t true at all. Multiple studies have shown that cloth and surgical masks protect the wearer by protecting from fluid containing virus.

      • holly hobby says:

        It’s to protect your germs from others. If everyone wore a mask like in Asia we wouldn’t be in this pickle. Whatever, thoughts and prayers to those heathens at the WH. Hope they enjoy their trip to perdition.

      • shanaynay says:

        Not true at all

    • Agirlandherdog says:

      Or they could just refuse to be complicit in this administration’s lies to the American people and stop showing up. Don’t give the lunatic and his lying henchpeople an audience.

  12. Rapunzel says:

    Essential? More like essentially dumb af.

  13. Leslie Irizarry-Moore says:

    Essential worker……honey please 🙄

  14. holly hobby says:

    You can really tell the change in her face. Evilness just overtook her. She looked a whole lot better in that April news clip than now. I guess instead of a conscience, it’s eating away at her face.

    She is not “essential.” We don’t need hired hands to lie to us. That’s what Orangina is there for.

  15. Delphine says:

    Another thing about that Rose Garden event, except for Amy Coney Barrett’s two adopted Black children, in the photos I could only find one Black person in that entire group of people. One Black man and not a single Black woman.

  16. shanaynay says:

    What?? Essential LIAR? Essential A^^ KI**ER!?