Kayleigh McEnany Bio, Wiki
Kayleigh McEnany is a spokesperson, political commentator, and writer in the United States. She is a former CNN contributor. She was appointed national spokesperson for the Republican National Committee in 2017. In February 2019, she was named national press secretary for Donald Trump‘s 2020 presidential campaign.
Kayleigh McEnany Age
She was born on April 18th, 1988 in Tampa, Florida, U.S. She is currently 31 years old as of 2020.
Kayleigh McEnany Parents
She is the daughter of commercial roofing company owner Michael McEnany and Leanne McEnany.
Kayleigh McEnany Education
McEnany went to school at the Academy of the Holy Names, a Catholic preparatory school in Tampa, Florida. She is a Bachelor of Science degree holder in Foreign Service (BSFS) in International Politics from Georgetown University School of Foreign Service in Washington, D.C. McEnany spent a year studying at St Edmund Hall, a constituent college of the University of Oxford. She studied at the University of Miami School of Law and then transferred to Harvard Law School, graduating in May 2017.
Kayleigh McEnany Career
McEnany interned for several politicians including Tom Gallagher, Adam Putnam, and George W. Bush, and later worked as the White House Office of Communications.
After graduating from Georgetown University, McEnany worked as a producer on Mike Huckabee’s eponymous television show and appeared on Fox News. While in law school, she appeared on CNN and often defended President Donald Trump, whom she supported in the 2016 presidential election.
On August 5, 2017, McEnany tweeted she was leaving CNN for another opportunity and appeared as the host of Real News Update the next day. On August 7, 2017, the Republican National Committee appointed McEnany as its national spokesperson.
Kayleigh McEnany Trump
McEnany has been a vocal defender of Trump on television, the main role the president has long believed the press secretary should play, according to current and former advisers.
She was named national press secretary for Donald Trump’s 2020 presidential campaign. Her hiring is the first major personnel move by the incoming White House chief of staff, former Representative Mark Meadows of North Carolina. It was first reported by CNN.
Her television outings, like others who have defended Mr. Trump, have often been at the extreme end of the administration’s talking points.
In a video of Ms. McEnany on the Fox Business show “Trish Regan Primetime” from February 25th, 2020, circulated by Andrew Kaczynski of CNN, the new press secretary said, “We will not see diseases like the coronavirus come here, we will not see terrorism come here, and isn’t that refreshing when contrasting it with the awful presidency of President Obama?”
On the same day Larry Kudlow said coronavirus was “contained” on Feb. 25th, Trump’s campaign spox made an even more bold claim.
“We will not see diseases like the coronavirus come here..and isn't it refreshing when contrasting it with the awful presidency of President Obama." pic.twitter.com/O0DDH3Rvkw
— andrew kaczynski🤔 (@KFILE) April 4, 2020
She also was among the few administration officials who fought for reporters to have access to high-profile events on the president’s trips to authoritarian countries, getting into a physical fight with officials in North Korea when they tried to block access to the American media while Mr. Trump was on a trip to Asia.
Kayleigh McEnany Husband, Children
McEnany is married to Sean Gilmartin, an American professional baseball pitcher for the Tampa Bay Rays organization. He previously played in Major League Baseball for the New York Mets and Baltimore Orioles. Gilmartin was the 28th overall selection in the 2011 Major League Baseball draft by the Atlanta Braves.