The Daily Beast reports:
Reporters gave White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany the chance to “clean up or clarify” President Trump’s shocking refusal to assure a “peaceful transfer of power” if he loses the election this fall. Her answers weren’t exactly reassuring.
After belittling Playboy reporter Brian Karem who elicited the answer from Trump, McEnany said, “The president will accept the results of a free and fair election.”
But when she was asked to explain what Trump will consider “free and fair” when he has complained that mail-in ballots should be discarded, she would only say it will be up to the president to decide if he believes the process was “rigged” or not.
McEnany replies to Trump’s “transfer of power” comments by impugning the reporter who asked the question, who was from Playboy.
Trump sure hates Playboy! pic.twitter.com/KzlDFzKKOu
— Philip Bump (@pbump) September 24, 2020
“The president will accept the results of a free and fair election. But I think that your question is more fitting to be asked of Democrats,” Kayleigh McEnany tells @jonkarl when asked about Trump declining to commit to a peaceful transfer of power. https://t.co/mRWa6yO6vC pic.twitter.com/TV7CwdBqdn
— ABC News (@ABC) September 24, 2020
Kayleigh McEnany says ’the president will accept the results of a free and fair election’ — after trying to discredit the reporter who asked the question yesterday pic.twitter.com/65gmpqhCEI
— NowThis (@nowthisnews) September 24, 2020