Former White House press secretary in the DONALD TRUMP administration, Kayleigh McEnany actually rebuked President Biden for weighing in on the trial of Minneapolis ex-cop Derek Chauvin while jurors were sequestered for deliberations.
Biden told reporters in the Oval Office on Tuesday that he’s “praying” for the “right verdict” and that the evidence is “overwhelming”.
McEnany, TRUMP’S former press secretary seized on Biden’s comments, telling him that it is the role of the president cool things down, not to make matters worst.
“I’m glad that he at least waited until the jury was sequestered. But I think that the country is such a tinderbox right now, especially Minneapolis. There’s so much hurt, so much pain,” McEnany said on Fox. “And I think it’s the role of the president of the United States to stay back, to not inflame the tensions. I think he should have just reserved comment and said he’s praying for the family as we all are.”
Trump actually did the same thing. He defended the actions of Kyle Rittenhouse, accused of killing two protesters in Kenosha, Wisconsin, last summer, and sent his well-wishes to accused sex trafficker, Ghislaine Maxwell, from the White House.
McEnancy was not the only Republican who criticized Biden for his remarks on Tuesday. Texas Sen. Ted Cruz took it a step further and claim Biden’s remarks were grounds for a mistrial.