White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany explained during an interview with Daily Caller News Foundation anchor Mary Margaret Olohan why she wears a cross in her high-profile position.
Olohan asked McEnany on Wednesday, Dec. 23, why she wears a cross so visibly every day during her public speeches on national television and McEnany answered, “Because faith is the reason I’m here.”
McEnany described her arrival at the White House as “an unlikely path” detailing that she initially began her career as a cable news anchor, then worked at the Republican National Committee before joining the Trump campaign.
She also referred to the years she interned at the White House while George Bush was president. “I’ll never forget watching Dana Perino give her press briefings, never thinking that I would one day be behind that podium,” she said.
In a previous interview with Fox News, McEnany explained that as an undergraduate student at Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service, she interned for Rep. Adam Putnam (R-Fla.), and later, in the Bush White House Office of Media Affairs.
She recalled then that it was somewhat “surreal” for her to be able to look forward to the position she currently holds, since by then she was looking forward to Dana Perino’s briefings in the James S. Brady Press Briefing Room as a young college student.
During the interview with Olohan, she detailed, “I always wanted to be in politics and media but never really set out for that position. But it all fit together like a woven web because God had a path lined up for me, as he does for each and every person on earth.”
“All you have to do is trust him, and follow the path, and pray, and he makes all the dots fit together. The very least I can do is wear the cross, the symbol of the very instrument He died on to save humanity, Jesus Christ,” McEnany continued.
McEnany also spoke about what it means to serve the Trump administration as a wife, mother, and conservative woman of the faith, and rejected the way mainstream media employs an information bias against conservative women.
“No matter what Republican administration it is, Republican women are just treated differently by virtue of their party ideology,” she said.
“It’s unfortunate, but if you are a Republican, male or female, you will be attacked particularly in the Trump administration because the media always is keen to demonstrate their innately liberal bias,” McEnany added.
During the interview, McEnany also gave her views on the press conferences and offered details on how her life has changed since she entered one of the highest profile positions in the United States. She also addressed some aspects of what is next in her career as well as other details.
McEnany also fell victim to heavy censorship by major technology companies against the Trump administration after publishing a story in October about an email hosted on a computer by Hunter Biden, son of former Vice President Joe Biden, which revealed his dubious links to foreign companies.
As Fox News noted, President Trump chose McEnany for the position in his administration during the month of April during of the height of the CCP Virus (coronavirus) pandemic, moving her from her position as national press secretary to his re-election campaign when the election cycle was in full swing.