Fresh out of the hypocrisy file comes this little doozy.
Donald Trump supporter and CNN commentator Kayleigh McEnany put on full display the elitist viewpoint that there are two sets of rules – one for the elites and one for everyone else.
Remember when Ted Cruz declined to endorse Donald Trump after the scorched earth campaign that Trump ran? You know, the campaign where Trump labeled Cruz, an honorable man of faith, as “Lyin’ Ted” saying over and over again, “He holds up his Bible and then he lies.” Now, Trump never could, and was never challenged, to give any specific instances of lying or that Cruz was not constantly holding up a Bible, if ever. If Trump said it, it had to be true, and it was repeated over and over again by his followers.
Beyond that attack, which lasted for months, Trump attacked the looks of Ted Cruz’s wife, Heidi, based upon a lie that Cruz was responsible for a Facebook ad targeting voters in Utah, run by a super PAC unaffiliated with Cruz. The ad featured a picture of a nude Melania Trump, which she willingly took, laying down and chained to a rug. Trump even accused Cruz of illegal activities claiming that he conspired with the super PAC. Nevermind that Trump had no evidence to any of that and, again, the super PAC was unaffiliated with Ted Cruz, all Trump had to do was say it and it became gospel to his followers.
Trump also threatened Heid Cruz and, on the morning of the Indiana primary, accused Ted Cruz’s father, Rafael, of being complicit in the assassination of John F. Kennedy.
When Cruz refused to endorse Trump, instead encouraging people to vote their conscience during his speech at the RNC, he was booed by many in the crowd as the Trump campaign reportedly led the revolt. Apparently, those booing thought that voting their conscience for the candidate on the ballot who would best defend the Constitution didn’t apply to Trump. But, I digress.
Cruz was labeled by many to be a traitor. RINO Rep. Peter King called him an asshole and RNC communications director Sean Spicer agreed.
Cruz was lectured to stop being petty and grow up. Many said if he could not handle personal attacks then he shouldn’t be in politics. But it wasn’t about Cruz. He stated adamantly that he was not going to endorse someone who attacked his family. Any man of character would say that, right? The same people attacking Cruz for not endorsing Trump also began attacking Bernie Sanders for endorsing Hillary because, you see, it isn’t about the country for many, or the Constitution, or anything but Donald Trump.
Fast forward to Kayleigh McEnany on CNN earlier this week. In this short segment, she is explaining why Trump refuses to endorse Senator John McCain and Speaker Paul Ryan . When you listen to her speak, you may just respond as I did…throwing your head back with a huge eye roll at her blatant hypocrisy.
So, when Trump refuses to endorse a sitting Senator and the Speaker of the House, then it’s a principled stand, but when Ted Cruz doesn’t endorse Trump, he’s a traitor. In fact, Washington State GOP chair Susan Hutchinson even followed Ted Cruz after his speech at the RNC and told him he was a traitor to the Party. She then proceeded to repeat that character assassination to news outlets.
Do you see how that works?
Now don’t get me wrong. I’m not a fan of McCain or Ryan, but the hypocrisy is so ripe that it stinks.
All bow down to the great Mr. Trump who can do no wrong and do as he pleases. It doesn’t matter that both McCain and Ryan endorsed Trump. They criticized Trump’s attack of a Gold Star family so the vindictive side of Trump is unleashed.
In case you’re thinking, well, that’s just an isolated incident. Keep in mind that McEnany has been praised by Trump on Twitter numerous times for her “good job.”
There is another Trump surrogate who is now a CNN commentator who said something similar. I’m talking about none other than Tea Party fraud, Scottie Nell Hughes. Check out this tweet.
The hypocrisy, it runs deep with these people, and they are so blinded by their hero worship that they can’t even see.
In the words of Donald Trump, “Sad.”