We have seen so many different people in different positions in the Trump administration. The administration is famous, or infamous, for the shake-ups that have taken place in the White House. Members of the administration have come and gone. Just this year, White House Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham was removed by new Chief of Staff, Mark Meadows, and sent to be the Chief of Staff to First Lady, Melania Trump. So, who filled her spot? Well, that is where Kayleigh McEnany comes in. McEnany was hired by Mark Meadows on April 7, 2020, to be the Press Secretary of the United States. Her new role will consist of speaking for none other than the most important man in the free world, President Donald J. Trump.
Before we can dive into the present-day, we need some background. McEnany was born in none other than Tampa, Florida on April 18th, 1988. In McEnany’s early years she was educated at the Academy of the Holy Names in Tampa. She then went to school at Georgetown, in which she majored in “International Politics”. Straight out of Georgetown, McEnancy worked for The Mike Huckabee Show on TBN. During this time, she made Fox News appearances in which she was a member of panels to discuss the news of the day. After her time working as a producer, she enrolled in the University of Miami Law School. McEnany quickly made it to the top 1% of her class. She then transferred to Harvard to study law. McEnany graduated from Harvard in 2016.
During her time at Harvard, she interned for many prominent politicians. The most famous person being President George W. Bush. Also, while in law school, McEnany worked as a paid commentator for CNN. In 2015 she said that then-candidate, Donald Trump, should not even call himself a Republican. Her views changed, however, in 2016 when she came out in support of him right before the election. On August 5, 2017, she left her position at CNN. The next day she joined the Trump campaign where she hosted videos on the campaign’s Facebook page. On August 7, 2017, McEnany was appointed as the official RNC (Republican National Committee) spokesperson. Although McEnany cut her ties with CNN, she has continued to make routine appearances on the network to debate, notably with CNN anchor Chris Cuomo.
As stated above, in April 2020, McEnany earned the prestigious job of White House Press Secretary. This is the newest shake-up in the Trump Administration that we have seen. McEnany will replace Stephanie Grisham. Grisham is infamous for never once holding a Press Briefing in her almost one year of holding the position. McEnany has already been in the spotlight more than Grisham. McEnany holds a press briefing practically 2–3 times a week.
A spot in the West Wing will be a change for McEnany, who is used to traveling the country attending Trump rallies and campaign stops. Personally, I believe that she has adjusted well.
The Trump Administration is always moving so let us just hope that the newest addition to the administration is here to stay.