White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany lashed out at social media on Wednesday, likening Twitter’s attempt to censor a New York Post article on Hunter Biden’s laptop to something that would be done in North Korea, Iran or other “rogue regimes.”
The press secretary was censored by Twitter over the article, had her personal Twitter account taken down, and she was locked out.
“That’s exactly right, yes, they locked me out. This is a New York Post story, the oldest newspaper in the country, the fourth largest newspaper in the country. Fox News has had sourcing that has verified this. These are major news outlets, and they censor it, and they hide it from the American people, because they don’t think the American people can recognize truth. They don’t think the American people can think for themselves, so they must censor one side of the aisle,” McEnany said.
McEnany was interviewed on Fox News’s “Fox and Friends,” which played a clip from a former Twitter executive who called for President Donald Trump to be muted until the election is over.
“Why can’t people just put their opinions on social media and then let the public decide what they want to believe in?” Fox host Ainsley Earnhardt asked.
“That’s exactly how it should be done. That is the American way. That is what we do in the public square where we give our opinion and we jostle and have our ideas and go back and forth. That is the American way. Big tech is acting like big government. That is what is done in North Korea. That is what is done in Iran. That is what is done in rogue regimes,” McEnany said.
The press secretary was asked whether she’s surprised by recent polling that says 68 percent of Trump supporters strongly or somewhat agree that they won’t put a Trump yard sign in their front lawn, and 64 percent agree they won’t put a sticker on their car out of fear of retribution or damage to their property.
“Doesn’t surprise me at all,” McEnany said. “Look, when you look at the polling and when you look at polls that don’t specifically ask the head-to-head matchup question of Trump versus Biden, what you see are on questions like, are you better off now than four years ago, 56% tell Gallup, yes.
“When people say who’s your neighbor voting for? This was a Fox article that came out a few weeks ago, by a 10-point margin, the president wins. There are hidden Trump voters. Make no mistake. They were underestimated in 2016. They are underestimated now, but the silent majority stands,” she said.
When asked whether her polling takes into account the hidden Trump voter, McEnany said, “Yes. So it’s a campaign question, but I’ll say this, they look at, they have voter files that they fill at the RNC, and they look at the voter files, which are a far more accurate way to measure the electorate than is a traditional poll. So the voter files they’ve had were very successful in 2016 in gauging public opinion, and they’re very successful now.”
H/T CNS News