Following Tuesday’s debate, Fox News’s John Roberts wanted a straight answer from White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany regarding white supremacy.
“I’d like to ask you for a definitive and declarative statement without ambiguity or deflection,” he said Thursday. “As the person who speaks for the president, does the president denounce white supremacism and groups that espouse it in all their forms?”
McEnany went on to list past instances where she said the president had done so himself.
Roberts, the cable news station’s chief White House correspondent, wasn’t satisfied.
“Just to clear it up, this morning, can you, naming it, make a declarative statement that … the president denounces it?” he said.
“I just did,” McEnany responded.
A similar back-and-forth continued for another minute.
Later, on Fox News, a frustrated Roberts talked about the exchange.
“Stop deflecting, stop blaming the media,” he said.
“I’m tired of it,” he added.
Some pretty striking comments from John Roberts on Fox pic.twitter.com/zqftfKoluF
— Dave Brown (@dave_brown24) October 1, 2020
Roberts wasn’t the only reporter to press McEnany on the subject. Watch the full press conference below:
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