Jimmy Kimmel attacks Trump’s ‘wilfully ignorant’ press secretary over Biden remarks

Kayleigh McEnany appeared to criticise the former US vice president for wearing a mask

Louis Chilton
Wednesday 27 May 2020 14:37 BST
Jimmy Kimmel attacks Trump's 'wilfully ignorant' press secretary over Biden remarks

Jimmy Kimmel has criticised Donald Trump‘s press secretary Kayleigh McEnany, calling her a “wilfully ignorant woman”.

His comments, which were part of a monologue on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, were made in response to McEnany’s apparent criticism of former vice president Joe Biden for wearing a face mask. Kimmel also referred to McEnany as “Kylie Macaroni”.

The talk show host said: “Trump spent what is supposed to be a weekend of remembrance, Memorial Day, golfing, tweeting nutjob conspiracy theories and mocking Joe Biden for wearing a mask to a Memorial Day event.”

“The White House press secretary Kylie Macaroni was asked why her boss would criticise Biden for doing what the CDC tells us to do – wear a face mask in public.”

He then played a clip of McEnany talking at a press conference, in which she claimed: “Look, the president’s excited to see that Joe emerged from the basement.

“It is a bit peculiar though, that in his basement, right next to his wife, he’s not wearing a mask, but he’s wearing one outdoors when he’s social distancing. So I think that there’s a discrepancy there.”

Kimmel responded: “No you don’t. You don’t think that. You’re a wilfully ignorant woman.”

In the monologue, Kimmel also criticised the “brazen hypocricy” of Trump’s recent golf trips during the coronavirus pandemic. The US president had previously admonished Barack Obama for golfing during the Ebola scare that led to two US deaths in 2014.

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