Former White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany, who won over conservatives for her willingness to push back on antagonizing journalists, recently landed a new gig at Fox News as a contributor.
And, she may soon have a segment with her successor.
White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki, who has already grown a reputation for dodging questions by telling reporters she will “have to circle back,” said she would be “happy” to make an appearance on Fox News alongside McEnany.
The comment came earlier this week after a reporter pitched the question during a White House press briefing.
“A little bit of news on the media front. Your predecessor, Kayleigh McEnany, has just signed on as a Fox News contributor. I’m wondering if you have any good wishes for her, advice, and if she does have a show, if you’d be willing to go on it?” the reporter asked Psaki via the Daily Wire.
“Sure,” the Biden administration official responded. “I’ve done Fox News Sunday twice now. I’m happy to go on a range of shows.”
— The Daily Wire (@realDailyWire) March 5, 2021
Psaki said she did not get to spend much time with McEnany during the transition but previously participated in shows together.
“I will say that I knew Kayleigh a little bit, not well,” she said. “I met her when we were both CNN contributors and we did a few shows — I’m not sure how many — together.”
The two are at least cordial, Psaki explained.
“Like many Americans, we disagree on political issues, but we talked about our families, our spouses, sports, all sorts of things in the green room, and I certainly wish her the best in her future endeavors,” she added.
The Daily Wire reports:
On Jan. 20, McEnany posted messages of support for Psaki, communications director Kate Bedingfield, principal deputy press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre, and senior adviser and chief spokeswoman Symone Sanders.
“Wishing all the best to President [Joe Biden’s] incoming press & communications team,” McEnany tweeted, captioning a photo of letters she left to the communications team.
“Sending my prayers as you begin your service to the American people!” McEnany added.
Wishing all the best to President @JoeBiden’s incoming press & communications team.
— Kayleigh McEnany (@kayleighmcenany) January 20, 2021