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Politics Kayleigh McEnany said Trump wasn't given an 'orderly transition of power' in 2016. He was.

03:15  22 november  2020
03:15  22 november  2020 Source:   usatoday.com

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White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany 's comment was contradicted by several U.S. President Donald Trump wasn ' t given an " orderly " transition when he took office in 2017. Trump in 2016 stated that Clinton contacted him the night of the election in what he described as a “lovely”

White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany on Friday falsely claimed President Barack Obama and his administration did not provide for an During her first press conference in 50 days McEnany told reporters “it’s worth remembering this president was never given an orderly transition of power .”

White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany on Friday said President Donald Trump “was never given an orderly transition of power” after the 2016 election.

McEnany's statements came nearly two weeks after the 2020 election was called for president-elect Democratic nominee Joe Biden.

In her Friday press briefing, McEnany mischaracterized what followed the 2016 election and Trump’s victory over Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton.

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After Trump was elected, “many sought to undermine him, discredit him, delegitimize him and deny his victory,” McEnany said, adding, “There were no calls for unity; there were no calls for healing. ... Let us not forget the inexcusable transition, or lack thereof, that President Trump had to endure in 2016 and four years into his presidency.”

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Trump Campaign senior adviser and White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany joined Pete This was after liberal hacks in the media urged Kayleigh and the Trump campaign to concede to the Kayleigh reminded Pete of the horrific treatment this president received after the 2016 election.

McEnany defended that move, saying the Trump campaign is “pursuing ongoing litigation” and “taking it “ In 2016 , many sought to undermine him , discredit him , and deny his victory,” McEnany said . “Every four years, we gather on these steps to carry out the orderly and peaceful transfer of power

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The morning after the election was called for Trump in 2016, though, Clinton conceded and called on Americans to accept the results and continue the fight toward equality in the United States.

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“We must accept this result and then look to the future. Donald Trump is going to be our president; we owe him an open mind and the chance to lead,” Clinton said. “Our constitutional democracy enshrines the peaceful transfer of power, and we don't just respect that, we cherish it.”

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McEnany , at the time a Republican writer and Harvard Law student would go on to defend Trump as a CNN contributor during the 2016 presidential election In 2015, McEnany was particularly critical of statements Trump made while announcing his campaign, in which he said Mexico was sending

Later that day, President Barrack Obama held a press briefing to offer his own message of unity to Americans. Obama vowed that there would be a smooth and peaceful transition into the Trump administration.

"I have instructed my team to follow the example that President Bush's team set eight years ago and work as hard as we can to make sure that this is a successful transition for the president-elect," Obama said. "We are now all rooting for his success in uniting and leading the country. The peaceful transition of power is one of the hallmarks of our democracy and over the next few months, we are going to show that to the world."

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Two days after the 2016 election, then Vice President Joe Biden met with Vice President-elect Mike Pence, and Obama met with Trump to offer support for a smooth transition.

Since this year’s election was called on Nov. 7, Trump has continuously challenged the validity of the results –– arguing that voter fraud was rampant on Election Day and the day's following as various states worked to count thousands of mail-in ballots.

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'Twitter is actively preparing to support the transition of White House institutional Twitter accounts on January 20th, 2021,' Twitter spokesperson Nick McEnany claimed on Friday that Trump was not given an orderly transition by the outgoing Obama administration. Then-President-elect Trump is

Kayleigh McEnany was heckled during today's 12pm conferenceCredit: Reuters. During the tense briefing, McEnany said Trump meeting with two Republican leaders of the Michigan state "Asked why can’ t call on all reporters — given it’s been so long and there are not many of us due to social

The president has falsely claimed that he won the election on numerous occasions, even though various outlets, including the Associated Press, projected Biden as the clear winner with 306 electoral votes –– surpassing the 270 needed to win. Trump, on the other hand, got 232 votes.

Trump has also made several unsubstantiated claims about voter fraud, such as saying military ballots went missing in Georgia and claiming computer system glitches in Michigan. He has filed at least 33 lawsuits in key states.

Election officials across the country have denounced Trump's claims, saying there is no evidence of voter fraud in any state.

Trump's refusal to concede has left Biden without crucial national security information as administration officials refuse to recognize Biden as president-elect. Some Senate Republicans, though, are calling for Biden to gain access to the reports as it may leave the country in a vulnerable position if Biden isn't able to hit the ground running when inaugurated in January.

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