Kayleigh McEnany Fact Checks CNN's Anderson Cooper For False Claim
White House press secretary debunks liberal anchor
White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany torched CNN's Anderson Cooper after he falsely claimed her husband, Sean Gilmartin, cheered her during a White House briefing on Wednesday.
Cooper claimed that Gilmartin shouted, “You crushed it, Kayleigh,” as his wife finished her briefing.
But the press secretary took to Twitter and debunked Cooper's claim.
McEnany tweeted referring to a false report that is written by a specific journalist.
“FAKE NEWS from @CNN that is disproven by the official White House Pool Report written by a reporter."
"WATCH @andersoncooper FALSELY claim my husband cheered for me at the White House Press Briefing,” she continued.
FAKE NEWS from @CNN that is disproven by the official White House Pool Report written by a reporter.— Kayleigh McEnany (@PressSec) December 3, 2020
WATCH @andersoncooper FALSELY claim my husband cheered for me at the White House Press Briefing & read the pool report below noting it was actually a reporter cheering! pic.twitter.com/MmpAIBxT7S
“Read the pool report below, noting it was actually a reporter cheering!”
McEnany then shared an image of a pool report which revealed that Gilmartin was not the person who shouted.
Pool Report ⬇️ pic.twitter.com/3m9Iiil2Vh— Kayleigh McEnany (@PressSec) December 3, 2020
The report claimed that maskless Gilmartin was in the room and “nearby was a reporter with First Class Fatherhood” who yelled as the briefing concluded.
The pool report by Chris Johnson is correct, Fox New later confirmed.
People in the room thought it was her husband who shouted, but the report debunked claims when photographers and technicians informed Johnson it was not Gilmartin who shouted.
CNN failed to respond to a request for comment.
An unverified Twitter user who represented First Class Fatherhood owned up as the person who shouted before posting photos taken inside the briefing room prooving he was there.
“Sorry for all the trouble this caused,” he wrote.
“But you crushed it as usual today!”
Gilmartin was later blasted for not wearing a mask during his wife’s briefing.
McEnany name-dropped Cooper when reminding the media that the left regularly bashed President Trump for wanting to keep schools open until Dr. Anthony Fauci recently declared it was ok to keep schools open.
McEnany called out Democrats such as California Gov. Gavin Newsom, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio for disagreeing with Trump on the issue.
McEnany then blasted Copper for condemning the idea of allowing children to learn inside an actual classroom.
“You had Anderson Cooper saying that he actually doesn't care about kids at all, nor about the health of their teachers and parents,” McEnany said.