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White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany slayed Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot after the radical Democrat accused President Donald Trump’s spokeswoman of being a “Karen.”
In an epic comeback, McEnany called the woman who, for all intents and purposes appears to be in over her head, “Mayor Lightweight.”
The back and forth began when McEnany ripped Lightfoot as “the derelict mayor of Chicago” last week, pointing out that the mayor “is doing a very poor job at securing her streets,” which have been under siege for weeks by the radical left, and should request federal help.
Lightfoot’s juvenile response was to call McEneny a “Karen,” which is a racist moniker for a stereotypically rude, middle aged white woman.
Hey, Karen. Watch your mouth. pic.twitter.com/zhjRyokKD5
— Mayor Lori Lightfoot (@chicagosmayor) July 16, 2020
Appearing on Fox News’ “Watters’ World,” McEnany was asked Saturday night about the joust with Chicago’s mayor — with gun violence spiraling out of control there, you might think Lightfoot would have more important things on her plate.
“My response is that I’m very upset about the violence in the streets of her city,” the press secretary told host Jesse Watters. “You know, she’s focused on words. But instead, she should be focused on action, because you know, right now, this weekend, what we’ll see is — hopefully not — but what we’ve routinely seen are double-digit numbers of people dying in her city. So she needs to focus on securing her streets.”
(Source: Fox News)
“I understand the truth hurts,” McEnany continued. “The President has written her a letter and offered her help. And she needs to take it because it’s inexcusable when children die in the Democrat-run streets of Chicago. Mayor Lightw — Lightfoot, excuse me, should be focused on that.
“Lightweight, Lightfoot, whatever you want to call it,” Watters chime in.
“Lightweight,” McEnany replied.
Watters went on to note that the city “is having the deadliest year so far in 25 years, so it’s not good to be living in Chicago right now.”
McEnany took the same stance on Twitter Friday, as she doubled down on her claim that Lighfoot’s actions are “a dereliction of duty.”
“While you‘re focused on words, America is outraged by the violence perpetuated in your city,” she tweeted in response to the mayor. “One person is taking action to stop violence in our streets: President @realDonaldTrump. He’s offered your city help. It’s a dereliction of duty not to take it.”
While you‘re focused on words, America is outraged by the violence perpetuated in your city.
One person is taking action to stop violence in our streets: President @realDonaldTrump.
— Kayleigh McEnany 45 Archived (@PressSec45) July 17, 2020
That tweet coming the same day as Chicago police coming under full attack by radical left protesters trying to fell a statue of Christopher Columbus.
Arrest all of these violent thugs! This is NOT a protest, this is anarchy!
Chicago is Out Of Control! Send in the National Guard!!
— Brigitte Gabriel (@ACTBrigitte) July 18, 2020
While Mayor Lightfoot called the violence “unacceptable,” she also counseled those who believe they “have been mistreated by police” on how to file a complaint.
If you believe you have been mistreated by the police, then I urge you to file a complaint through COPA or by dialing 311.
— Mayor Lori Lightfoot (@chicagosmayor) July 18, 2020
McEnany addressed her little tiff with CNN’s Jim Acosta late week, when the Trump-hating primadonna reporter took her words out of context to push a false narrative that the administration is rejecting science in pushing for schools to open.
In so many words, she called Acosta two-faced.
“I see him around, he’s quite nice off-camera which is interesting,” McEnany said.
Watters echoed that sentiment.
“I’ve heard that about Jim,” he said. “When the cameras go off, he’s a nice guy and then the lights come up and he’s a total maniac.”
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