On Monday reporters leveled Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany with questions about the Confederate flag and President Donald Trump’s Twitter feed.
The Press Secretary ended the press conference by admonishing reporters for not asking even a single question about the violence that gripped the country over the weekend, including the deadly shooting of an 8-year-old girl in Atlanta.
Fox News has the story:
White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany scolded reporters during Monday’s press briefing for failing to ask a single question about a violent weekend that saw an 8-year-old girl die in Atlanta, as the nation saw a surge in gun violence.
“I’d end with this, I was asked probably 12 questions about the Confederate flag, this president is focused on action and I’m a little dismayed that I didn’t receive one question on the deaths that we got in this country this weekend,” McEnany said.
“I didn’t receive one question about New York City shootings doubling for the third-straight week... not one question. I didn’t receive one question about five children who were killed,” McEnany said.
“I’ll leave you with this remark by a dad. It broke my heart, a dad of an 8-year-old last in Atlanta this weekend, ‘They say Black lives matter. You killed a child, she didn’t do nothing to nobody.’”
McEnany then said, “We need to be focused on securing our streets, making sure no lives are lost, because all black lives matter, that of [retired St. Louis police captain] David Dorn and that of this 8-year-old girl. Thank you.”
While reporters worry about the Confederate flag being 'offensive,' children are dying in the streets throughout the country due to violence and lawlessness.
President Trump expressed concern for the violence on Twitter.
According to the NYCBA, New York has had the most violent June since 1996.
When do we start holding the media accountable for asking the important questions?