Kayleigh McEnany requests fact check after Obama coronavirus vaccine comment goes viral

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White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany demanded a Twitter fact check Tuesday after a video clip of her discussing former President Barack Obama’s handling of the swine flu epidemic was taken taken to imply she was criticizing the previous administration for the COVID-19 outbreak. “This is a blatant LIE,” McEnany tweeted in response to Harvard Law professor Laurence Tribe, who shared a tweet with the truncated video, which was taken from a Fox News interview. In his tweet, Tribe wrote, “@PressSec says Obama & Biden ‘promised a vaccine’ for Covid-19 in 2016? Although Covid-19 first appeared in 2020? wut?” McEnany shared a longer version of the video “where I clearly mention Swine Flu & the failed Obama/Biden response.””Will @Twitter fact check?” she asked. In the longer clip, McEnany praises President Donald Trump’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic and tells the “Fox & Friends” hosts Trump “tore through bureaucratic barriers so we can get a safe, effective and timely vaccine.””And once again, compare that to Obama-Biden where they promised a vaccine, they vastly underperformed, and you have Biden’s adviser – back in the Obama-Biden days – saying it’s a pure miracle, fortuity that swine flu wasn’t a mass casualty event of our time,” she said.  …

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