McEnany attempted Tuesday to explain away damning reports that the president was either not briefed or didn’t pay attention to intelligence reports that raised concerns the Russian government was paying bounties to Taliban fighters to kill U.S. soldiers.
A reporter asked about reports that the president isn’t much of a reader, especially when it comes to his intelligence briefing books:
“The president does read and he also consumes intelligence verbally. This president, I’ll tell you, is the most informed person on the planet Earth when it comes to the threats that we face.”
Kayleigh: The President does read and also consumes intelligence verbally. This President is the most informed person on the planet earth when it comes to the threats that we face pic.twitter.com/tr0e8MU0LN
— Acyn Torabi (@Acyn) June 30, 2020
So yesterday they said "The President hasn't been briefed" on the bounties and today they're saying "He's the most informed person on matters of national security."
— Jesse (@Ackackadack1) June 30, 2020
“Consuming intelligence verbally” is what stoners call snacking on edibles and talking horseshit.
Explains a lot, tbf. https://t.co/NZOXt5hjTU
— Philip O'Connor (@philipoconnor) June 30, 2020
I’m pretty sure that “Consuming intelligence verbally” can cause high blood pressure and other secondary infections. Check with your doctor before beginning a course of “verbal intelligence.” https://t.co/UHEIJMFBlH
— Molly Jong-Fast🏡 (@MollyJongFast) June 30, 2020
Nothing hammers home the WH talking point that Joe Biden is old and confused quite like insisting that their guy knows how to read. https://t.co/TYwXdWOCvy
— Brian Tyler Cohen (@briantylercohen) June 30, 2020
How can she not burst out laughing when she says that "Donald Trump is the most informed person on Earth". https://t.co/ydLwWSGFqU
— ᴬˢˢᴵˢᵀᴬᴺᵀ ᵀᴼ ᵀᴴᴱ ᴮᴿᴬᴺᶜᴴ ᴹᴳᴿ ᴼᶠ 🄰🄽🅃🄸🄵🄰 (@billymocolorad2) June 30, 2020
The only way Trump would consume intelligence is if his staff told him it was Häagen-Dazs. https://t.co/Ju3aM7RMn6
— Emily Brandwin (@CIAspygirl) June 30, 2020
Can you imagine calling a press conference in one hour with the main talking point being - "The President Does Read."
— Jonathan Gaffney (@JGaffneyUSN) June 30, 2020
— MaTT FLaMMaBLe (@MaTTFLaMMaBLe) June 30, 2020
But one person had a nagging issue with McEnany’s comment ....
"On planet Earth". Is she implying the Space Force has discovered something we mortals have not been told? https://t.co/RJDWYvQ9a9
— Andrea R MD (@AndreaR9Md) June 30, 2020
Also on HuffPost
That giving your wife "negotiable assets" is a terrible mistake.
That women are essentially aesthetically-pleasing objects.
That women on The Apprentice need to rely on sex appeal.
That bad press doesn't matter as long as you have a sexy girlfriend.
That pumping breast milk is "disgusting."
That all women hate prenups, because they are gold diggers.
That women have a "great act" going on to trick men.
That Hillary would be a bad president because her husband cheated on her.
That Angelina Jolie has dated too many guys to be attractive.
That the best line in any movie is this beautiful gem.
That a journalist who offended him had an ugly face.
That women fawn all over him because he is rich and powerful.
That the ladies on 'The Apprentice' are all super in to him.
This article originally appeared on HuffPost and has been updated.