Kayleigh McEnany

WASHINGTON, DC - NOVEMBER 09: White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany speaks during a press conference at the Republican National Committee headquarters on November 9, 2020 in Washington, DC. Trump campaign and Republican Party officials continued to push theories of voter intimidation, fraud, and illegal votes but were unable to provide proof at the time of the press conference. (Photo by Samuel Corum/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Kayleigh McEnany
UNITED STATES - NOVEMBER 9 (FILE): Kayleigh McEnany, White House press secretary, conducts a news conference discussing Pennsylvania litigation and to “give an overview of the post-Election Day landscape,” at the RNC on Capitol Hill on Monday, November 9, 2020. Ronna McDaniel, chairwoman of the Republican National Committee, and Matthew Morgan, President Trump’s campaign general counsel, also attended. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
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White House press secretary Kaleigh McEnany announced via Twitter this morning that she has tested positive for COVID-19. But the statement is exceptionally defensive — likely because she spoke to reporters just yesterday without wearing a mask.

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