White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany shut down outraged ABC reporter Jonathan Karl who was outraged over Trump’s comments condemning the far-left group Black Lives Matter who are known for wanting to defund the police and destroy the nuclear family.
….horrible BLM chant, “Pigs In A Blanket, Fry ‘Em Like Bacon”. Maybe our GREAT Police, who have been neutralized and scorned by a mayor who hates & disrespects them, won’t let this symbol of hate be affixed to New York’s greatest street. Spend this money fighting crime instead!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 1, 2020
According to The Daily Wire:
“He’s not talking about the organization in his tweet, he’s talking about the words,” Karl claimed.
“What’s the name of the organization, again?” McEnany responded.
“Black Lives Matter,” the ABC reporter answered.
“There ya go, you just answered my question,” the press secretary said before moving on to another reporter.
McEnany clarified that President Trump was talking about the organization and that he agrees that black lives matter including those of the black police officers whose lives were taken in the riots.
.@jonkarl: "Americans of all races have protested in all 50 states around that phrase, #BlackLivesMatter and the president is here calling it a symbol of hate?"@PressSec: "He is talking about the organization…"
— CSPAN (@cspan) July 1, 2020