It seems like every single month there's a new White House Press Secretary in President Trump's administration. First, there was Sean Spicer, who was lampooned for reportedly "stealing" a refrigerator and having an affinity for Big Red chewing gum. Then, Sarah Sanders, and Stephanie Grisham, and finally, Kayleigh McEnany. And people want to know: Did she pass the bar exam or not?
Did Kayleigh McEnany pass the bar exam?
There's nothing in Kayleigh's biography that suggests she passed the bar, unless you're listening to this person on a Field & Stream forum who says she passed it in Arkansas. Even if she didn't, she has a pretty impressive University resume. The Florida native initially majored in international politics at Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service and spent some time studying abroad in Oxford. After graduating from Georgetown, she worked as a producer for Mike Huckabee's political commentary show.
After logging in a few years of on-the-job-training, she enrolled in Miami School of Law before ultimately transferring to Harvard Law School where she graduated in 2016 after earning the Bruce J. Winick Award for Excellence. Even while McEnany was in law school, she was appearing on CNN as a paid commentator. Prior to being the White House Press Secretary for Trump, McEnany was vocally critical of the president.
The Guardian reported that McEnany ultimately reversed her opinion on Donald Trump in an attempt to get more television time and further her career. Michael Marcantonio, an associate at a law firm with Democratic ties said, "Donald Trump is going to be your nominee ... [if] a smart, young, blond Harvard graduate [wanted] to get on television and have a career as a political pundit, you would be wise to be an early backer."
On Aug. 5, 2017, McEnany left her position at CNN and then hosted a 90-second webcast called Real News Update in which she heaped tons of praise on Donald Trump's name, the stances he's taking, and his vision for America, stating she brought "real news" to the American people. From that day forward, her career as a Republican pundit was on an upward trajectory.
Democrat Van Jones had high praise for McEnany: "I'm not trying to defend the messaging, but what I hope people can acknowledge is there's very few people in either party who can accomplish what Kayleigh has accomplished in such a short time ... People keep taking her lightly, and they keep regretting it," so it's not like she's receiving applause from just conservatives and Trump supporters.
McEnany was appointed the White House Press Secretary on April 7, 2020. In that time she's praised the president for his response to the COVID-19 pandemic and stated that the result of the Mueller Report investigation culminated in a "complete and total exoneration of President Trump."
The outcome of the 2020 election as of this writing as not yet been established, and, unsurprisingly, Kayleigh is constantly tweeting that Trump isn't out of the White House yet and that votes are still being counted. She's also retweeted President Donald Trump's vow to pursue legal action to solidify the counts of the votes.