Interview with RNC Spokesperson Kayleigh McEnany

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My guest on RIGHT IN DC is Kayleigh McEnany, the Republican National Committee's national spokesperson. She holds a law degree from Harvard Law School and is the author of the book, "New American Revolution: The Making of a Populist Movement." Kayleigh is married to a professional baseball pitcher, Sean Gilmartin. I have really enjoyed getting to know her over the last year, meeting in the Green Room at Fox and various other places that we have both been. In our interview, we discuss: • Why women are criticized for being conservative • Why the media is not reporting the Trump Administration's strong support for women • The importance of taking the offense by talking about the issues, but the media's aversion to reporting them • Inside the Republican National Committee and their support for the President • The need to anticipate counter-arguments and be prepared to respond to them • Importance of having deep knowledge and experience in order to deal with an unpredictable media • Memorable media appearances • The effect of social media on the news cycle • Why politics has changed forever because of social media • No more "mannequin politicians": How authenticity and relatability are the name of the game • How George H.W. Bush's final act was to unify the country with his funeral • How President Trump has expanded the Republican base by bringing in blue collar workers • Why the gains that have been made can't be taken for granted if Trump doesn't win again • What gives her courage to speak on issues • Advice given to by a surprising mentor, Alan Colmes MORE Kayleigh McEnany is the acting national spokesperson for the Republican National Committee and author of The New American Revolution: The Making of a Populist Movement. Before being announced as RNC national spokesperson, Kayleigh worked as a CNN political commentator. She graduated from Harvard Law School with a Juris Doctor and Georgetown University School of Foreign Service with a BSFS in International Politics. She also studied politics and international relations at Oxford University, St. Edmund Hall. During the 2016 presidential election, Kayleigh appeared nightly on CNN’s primetime shows and throughout its daytime programming. She was featured on election night, convention, and presidential debate panels. Before joining CNN, Kayleigh appeared on ABC’s “The View” and was regularly featured on various Fox News and Fox Business programs. In addition to her television work, Kayleigh was a contributor for The Hill and columnist for Above The Law, providing textualist analysis of legal issues. She has also written for various publications like The Daily Caller, The Blaze, Newsmax, PJ Media, The International Business Times, and CNN.com among others. Prior to Kayleigh’s career in media, she worked as an intern in the Bush White House, Office of Media Affairs. In addition to the White House, she served as an intern for Congressman Adam Putnam, Tom Gallagher for Governor, and Bush-Cheney 2004. Website: http://kayleighmcenany.com/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/kayleighmcenany Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Kayleigh-McEnany-182163255176533/ Book: The New American Revolution: The Making of a Populist Movement https://www.amazon.com/New-American-Revolution-Populist-Movement/dp/1501179683 Gayle Totter's Website: gayletrotter.com/ Twitter: @gayletrotter Support Gayle's RIGHT IN DC Podcasts: patreon.com/gayletrotter

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