Trump Bashes Former Press Sec. Kayleigh McEnany Over Fox News Poll

Originally published May 31, 2023 4:00 pm PDT

Former President Donald Trump slammed his former press secretary Kayleigh McEnany for providing what he referred to as “wrong poll numbers” on Fox News.

  • Donald Trump blasted his former press secretary Kayleigh McEnany for giving what he called the “wrong poll numbers” on Fox News this week.
  • “Kayleigh ‘Milktoast’ McEnany just gave out the wrong poll numbers on FoxNews. I am 34 points up on DeSanctimonious, not 25 up. While 25 is great, it’s not 34. She knew the number was corrected upwards by the group that did the poll,” Trump said Tuesday on Truth Social.
  • Prior to the post, McEnany said on Fox News’ “Jesse Watters Primetime” that Trump’s spot over Gov. Ron DeSantis had fallen from 34 points to 25 points in Iowa, a key primary state.
  • Morning Consult poll reveals that Trump garners a commanding 56% support from GOP voters, while DeSantis trails at 22%, American Faith reported reported this morning.

“The RINOS & Globalists can have her. FoxNews should only use REAL Stars!!!” Trump wrote.

  • The official announcement of DeSantis’ 2024 presidential run last week has led to a shift in allegiance among prominent Republican endorsements.
  • The long-awaited announcement marked the end of months of speculation, and at the same time, laid the groundwork for a potential face-off with Trump.
  • As part of his commitment as a presidential candidate, DeSantis promised to be an “energetic executive” focused on getting the job done and controlling federal agencies that he characterized as “totally out of control.”
  • New Hampshire State Representative Sandra Panek, who had previously pledged her support for DeSantis, retracted her endorsement and shifted her support to Trump.
  • Speaking to the Tampa Free Press last week, Panek stated, “After being less than impressed with Ron DeSantis’s official announcement last night, I am hereby switching my endorsement to President Donald J. Trump.”
  • Panek elaborated on her reasons for the shift, expressing doubts about DeSantis’s capabilities, considering the shortcomings of his campaign launch.
  • She said, “We can’t expect someone to run the country if they can’t properly run their own campaign launch. The stakes are simply too great in 2024 to take a chance on someone as unreliable as DeSantis — we need a proven winner like President Trump to take back the White House and Make America Great Again!”