Former White House Press Secretary turned Fox News host Kayleigh McEnany on Tuesday ripped into President Joe Biden for speaking out about the Derek Chauvin trial even though her former boss, Donald Trump, often expressed his opinion on similar events.
Biden told reporters on Tuesday that he was praying for the “right verdict” shortly after the sequestered jury began its deliberations in the Chauvin trial.
“I’m glad that he at least waited until the jury was sequestered,” McEnany ranted about Biden’s remarks. “But I think that the country is such a tinderbox right now, especially Minneapolis. There’s so much hurt, so much pain.”
“And I think it’s the role of the president of the United States to stay back, to not inflame the tensions,” she added. “I think he should have just reserved comment and said he’s praying for the family as we all are.”
As president, Trump often weighed in on legal matters and controversial current events, including his lie-filled speech which has been credited with inciting the dealy Jan. 6 U.S. Capitol insurrection.
After Kyle Rittenhouse was charged with homicide for shootings that left two protesters in Wisconsin dead last August, Trump offered a defense of the suspect.
“He was trying to get away from them, I guess, it looks like,” Trump opined at the time. “I guess he was in very big trouble. He probably would have been killed.”
Twitter users roasted McEnany for her hypocritical lecture:
Was Kayleigh McEnany not watching the former guy?
— Agolf Twitler Slayer (@bblock29) April 20, 2021
You tell ’em, Bull$hit Barbie; perhaps Pres. Biden *should’ve* addressed the crowd outside of the courthouse, spewed a bunch of lies to them to REALLY rile them up, then, sat back delighted as they trashed the bldg/& those protecting it. …THAT would’ve been okay, right?🙄 pic.twitter.com/RaGKPRl6nu
— Gayla McGill (@GaylaMcGill5) April 20, 2021
The projection and lack of self awareness is pretty stunning.
— Mike Trump – Space Laser Engineer (@MikeBiden1) April 20, 2021
These a-holes have no shame. pic.twitter.com/EN2R0PQysb
— The Awful Truth (@AdrianAhasbach) April 20, 2021
They had to reassign her. She kept drinking the water out of them instead of doing the job right.
— Pilonidal Sith (@Jesse_James77) April 20, 2021