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White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany reportedly intends to use her speaking time at the Republican National Convention this Wednesday to highlight how President Donald Trump has been supportive of her endeavors as a working mother.
“During one of my most difficult times, I expected to have the support of my family, but I had more support than I knew,” she’s expected to say, according to a senior White House official who spoke with Fox News.
“The official told Fox News that her story is something that every woman is affected by in some way, but that isn’t discussed enough, and will involve her experience with the American health care system,” FNC reported.
“McEnany, according to the official, will discuss how Trump has supported her and continues to support her as a working mother, showing the president’s compassionate side. McEnany has a 9-month-old daughter.”
The remarks will be delivered around 9:00 pm.
Besides being a working mother, McEnany is also someone who boasts a BRCA 2 genetic mutation. According to the Susan g. Komen Foundation, women with a BRCA 2 mutation are at a significantly higher risk of developing breast cancer.
It’s because of this risk that McEnany sought a double mastectomy two years ago.
1 year ago I had a preventative mastectomy because my BRCA gene put me at an 84% risk of breast cancer
Today I am emboldened not embattled. I live free of fear & full of hope. I will never die of breast cancer
Jesus Christ “carried me through”
— Kayleigh McEnany (@kayleighmcenany) May 1, 2019
“On the morning of May 1, 2018, I woke up knowing that the day I had anticipated for nine years had finally arrived. It was the day of my preventative double mastectomy – the day I would attack my BRCA 2 genetic mutation head-on and take my chances of breast cancer from 84 percent to virtually zero,” she wrote in an op-ed last year.
After undergoing the surgery, she embarked on a journey for reconstructive surgery, and according to her op-ed, the journey was a success.
“One year down the road, I could not be happier with my decision to have a preventative double mastectomy. In January, I had my final reconstructive surgery. My saline implants were exchanged for silicone ones with appropriate contouring that left me looking almost identical to my pre-mastectomy self,” she wrote.
“My post-mastectomy life is not one embattled but emboldened. I live free of fear and full of hope. In my post-mastectomy life, I could stand before more than a thousand women at Turning Point USA’s Young Women conference in June and say with complete confidence: ‘I will never die of breast cancer.'”
McEnany won’t be the first — nor will she likely be the last — woman to speak at this year’s convention. On the second night of the convention Tuesday, former Planned Parenthood employee turned pro-life activist Abby Johnson spoke.
“My name is Abby Johnson, and I spent eight years working for Planned Parenthood. But today, I am a pro-life activist. When I was in college, Planned Parenthood approached me at a volunteer fair. They talked about helping women in crisis and their commitment to keep abortion safe, legal, and rare,” she said.
“I was convinced to volunteer and later offered a full-time job as a medical assistant before my promotion to director of the clinic. I truly believed I was helping women. But things drastically changed in 2009.”
She then described the horrors she uncovered as she rose up the ladder at Planned Parenthood.
But the most powerful woman speaker thus far — not including McEnany, who may wind up outperforming her peers Wednesday — has been Trump 2020 campaign adviser Kimberly Guilfoyle.
In a voice that was packed with emotion, on Monday she took a line from Democrat presidential nominee Joe Biden by arguing that the November election “is a battle for the soul of America,” but then warned that Biden is on the wrong side of that battle.
“Do you support the cancel culture? The cosmopolitan elites of Nancy Pelosi, Chuck Schumer, and Joe Biden, who blame America first? Do you think America is to blame? Or, do you believe in American greatness? Believe in yourself? In President Trump? In individual and personal responsibility?” she said.
“They want to destroy this country and everything that we have fought for and hold dear. They want to steal your liberty, your freedom. They want to control what you see and think and believe so that they can control how you live. They want to enslave you to the weak, dependent, liberal victim ideology to the point that you will not recognize this country or yourself.”
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