Flashback: Trump’s New Press Secretary Said ‘We Will Not See Diseases Like Coronavirus Come Here’

White House Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham stepped down, handing the post over to Kayleigh McEnany, who was formerly a spokesperson on Trump’s campaign.

The role of White House press secretary has been completely transformed during the Trump era, with Grisham holding the role for nine months and never doing a press briefing.

However, McEnany is perhaps the most vocal defender of President Donald Trump yet to assume the role, and one remark that she made in late February is getting a lot of attention after she was appointed to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue on Tuesday.

In an appearance on Fox Business on February 25, McEnany said that the United States would not be affected by the coronavirus because of the leadership of Trump.

Speaking to now-former Fox Business anchor Trish Raegan, McEnany said, “This president will always put America first. He will always protect American citizens.”

She continued, “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.”

See her past remarks below:

Grisham is not leaving the White House entirely — she is returning to the East Wing where she will work under First Lady Melania Trump.

When she stepped down, Grisham said, “I continue to be honored to serve both the President and First Lady in the Administration. My replacements will be announced in the coming days and I will stay in the West Wing to help with a smooth transition for as long as needed.”

McEnany is Trump’s fourth White House press secretary and some of them have gone on to colorful futures. Sean Spicer briefly appeared on “Dancing With the Stars” and received support for his dancing role from the president.

Anthony Scaramucci, who briefly served as Trump’s White House communications director, has flipped on his view of the president and now frequently attacks his former boss.


  1. Oh my gosh- she was speaking of the policies and intent of the administration. Unfortunately when the WHO is lying to it’s member states to cover for China it is tough.
    So no one in any previous administration has ever made an affirmative statement about what they intend to do?
    There is a real problem with people who are still just mad trump won and now find fault with him because they don’t like his hair color, he has a beautiful wife, he supports the military and police, he wants to put America First.
    If you are not in favor or putting America and Americans first- you are working against America. Be cautious of ill informed people who can’t spend their time working to make this country a better place

  2. Don has certainly attracted the brightest and the best to his administration. There are just way too many of them so the positions are constantly revolving. The Peter Principle is at work under Don. He is now the countries weather service and primary Doctor. What a genius.
    Great story about the airplane that is going to crash. Five people on board: Trump, the Pope, Hillary, Dr Fauci, Greta T. But only four parachute packs. YIKES!
    Fauci says he has to lead the fight against CV-19. He grabs a pack and jumps, The Pope says he is spiritual leader of almost 2 billion people so he has to live. He garbs a pack and jumps. Trump says, I am the smartest person in America so i have to live. And he grabs a pack and jumps. Hillary says, Greta you are young and have a great future ahead of you. Please take the last parachute. Greta says, don’t worry Hillary, there are still two parachutes left. The smartest man in America just took my back pack. Bye Don!

    1. You’re behind in your joke telling. That’s an old joke very similar to you being one. It was Hillary as the smartest woman. See how that works? And after TWO tries she still is not nor ever will be president. But Trump is. So pull up your tights ( just a guess) and take your meds for TDS for 4 more years. Btw, Obama, the inexperienced, had Biden. And now there is Schiff the terminal investigator and Nancy the tongue tied. Enough said!

  3. “In an appearance on Fox Business on February 25, McEnany said that the United States would not be affected by the coronavirus because of the leadership of Trump.” Article

    And THAT is all that it takes to get hired by a fascist “leader”.

    1. Please look up the definition of facism and let me know how the administration is advocating anything under that definition.

      Or don’t use words you that don’t the meaning of. It only makes you look bad

      1. You know not that of what you speak.

        You have missed the history of fascism discussion here, so I won’t bother trying to educate you, too.

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