The new White House Press Secretary, Kayleigh McEnany, promised reporters at the first briefing of the year not to deceive them.
“I will never lie to you,” she said, promising that she would hold briefings, unlike her predecessors.
Press secretary Sarah Sanders conducted the last briefing in March 2019. Then US President Donald Trump said that it was he who asked her not to hold a press conference because of the unfair treatment of the media. She was replaced by Stephanie Grisham, who did not contain any official briefings. McEnany was appointed to this position in April of this year.
McEnany told reporters that she communicates with the President daily and believes that her mission is to convey the thoughts of the head of state to the general public.
Kellyanne Conway, a White House adviser, welcomed the resumption of the tradition of holding press briefings.
“There is so much news at the moment, and it’s great that a press Secretary has appeared,” she told reporters on Friday,” it’s good that she is speaking on behalf of the President.”