Former CNN political commentator Kayleigh McEnany has become the host of President Donald Trump’s News of the Week video on his personal Facebook page.
Her first video, released on Sunday, cited several pieces of news that reflected the President in a positive light and credited him with the successes. McEnany called it “the real news.”
The promotional segments are the latest way “Team Trump” is trying to forge direct connections with fans through social media and fight what they have branded “Fake News” media networks such as CNN.
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It is unclear if the effort is being funded by Trump’s re-election campaign or by the Republican National Committee. It does not appear to be government-funded.
McEnany, a pro-Trump pundit who appeared on CNN throughout the campaign season and was one of the Presidents fiercest defenders on the network, announced via Twitter Saturday that she was leaving the network for a “new role.”
Mrs Trump – married to the president’s second son, Eric – opened the first episode suggesting people “haven’t heard of all the accomplishments the president had this week because there’s so much fake news out there”.
Both women also signed off by saying “and that is the real news” – suggesting the phrase was to become the short segment’s weekly catch line.