Jonah Goldberg Attacks Kayleigh McEnany's Behavior Toward the Press as 'Indefensible and Grotesque'

Posted: May 24, 2020 12:40 PM

Jonah Goldberg, editor-in-chief of The Dispatch, criticized White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany on Sunday, saying her treatment of the White House Press Corps is "indefensible and grotesque" and akin to being a "Twitter troll" who does not care about her actual job.

Fox News anchor Chris Wallace and Goldberg specifically took issue with McEnany presenting a list of questions they should be asking about the Obama administration's approach to Lt. Gen. Micahel Flynn while he was under investigation.

"I have to say that if Kayleigh McEnany had told Sam Donaldson and me what questions we should ask, that would not have gone well," Wallace said.

"Look, it’s nice to see Donna so deferential to Kayleigh McEnany. I think her behavior is indefensible and grotesque. I think that what she has done is — there’s this cliche in Washington that President Trump wants Roy Cohn as DOJ, as attorney general," Golberg said.

"What Donald Trump wants in a press secretary is a Twitter troll who goes on [the] attack, doesn’t actually care about doing the job they have and instead wants to impress really an audience of one and make another part of official Washington another one of these essential cable news and Twitter gladiatory arenas. And it’s a sign of the defining of deviancy down in our politics and it’s only going to make things worse," he continued.

In response to Goldberg, White House senior communication advisor Ben Williamson simply stated, "Oh please. Settle down."