Stating the Obvious: McEnany Has to Tell Press Trump Doesn’t Support QAnon

( White House Press Secretary Kaleigh McEnany was once again compelled to tell the press something that they should already know…this time, informing them that President Donald Trump doesn’t support the QAnon theory.

During a Thursday press briefing, McEnany received questions about comments made by the president about QAnon. In a press briefing the day before, Trump was asked what he thought about QAnon and told reports that he didn’t know much about them, and all he knew was that they liked him.

“I don’t know much about the movement other than I understand they like me very much, which I appreciate,” President Trump Said. “But I don’t know much about the movement, I have heard that it is gaining in popularity and from what I hear, these are people that, when they watch the streets of Portland, when they watch what happened in New York City in just the last six or seven months….these are people that don’t like seeing what’s going on in places like Portland.”

The press took that as some kind of indication President Trump supports it, which McEnany shot down on Friday.

“What the president is doing is working for the American people,” she said. “I’ve never heard the president mention it. I talk to him oftentimes ten times a day. Not once have I heard him mention this group. The media talks about and asks about it, but this president’s focused on the pandemic that he’s navigating a historic response for, a V-shape recovery as the economy gets back to work.”

And there you have it. Ben Shapiro, who hosts a daily radio show, commented on this story this week and described how President Trump’s response was exactly what he’d expect. Shapiro suggests that Trump is friendly to people who are nice to him, and harsh on people who are not nice to him…which is probably right. So when the media asks him about a group like QAnon, which the president knows nothing about other than the fact those people tend to support him, of course he’s going to be polite.

What is it with the American media needing to be spoon-fed things they should already understand?