Outgoing White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany is genuinely offended by the incoming deputy chief of staff Jen O’Malley Dillon referring to Republican lawmakers as “fuckers”.
“Biden Campaign Manager called us ‘F***ers’!!!” McEnany tweeted. “She can try to walk back, but this says volumes about her boss who calls for ‘unity’ while shouting that we are ‘assaulting democracy:’ They think we are deplorable, irredeemable ‘F***ers’. SICK.”
In her interview with Glamour O’Malley Dillon defended Biden against criticisms he received in the primary for believing that Republicans will be able to work with him to get things done.
“In the primary, people would mock him, like, “You think you can work with Republicans?” I’m not saying they’re not a bunch of fuckers. Mitch McConnell is terrible. But this sense that you couldn’t wish for that, you couldn’t wish for this bipartisan ideal? He rejected that,” Dillon told Glamour. “From start to finish, he set out with this idea that unity was possible, that together we are stronger, that we, as a country, need healing, and our politics needs that too.”
O’Malley Dillon has since walked back her comment. She said she have chosen her words better. “The point that I was really making is an incredibly important point. And that really is about the president-elect and why he was supported by over 81 million people, and what they were looking for.” She went on to restate Biden’s “belief that we can get things done, and we can get them done if we come together,” Politico reports.