White House spokeswoman Kaylee McEnnany declined to acknowledge President-elect Joe Biden’s victory at a press briefing on Friday, her first briefing since Oct. 1 and after President Trump lost the election. Mr Trump has refused to acknowledge and continues to promote false allegations of voter fraud.
“The president was very clear, he wants every legal vote to be taken into account,” Makinani said. She did not say when Mr Trump would admit it, but said there were “very real allegations” of voter fraud, without identifying any evidence. She repeatedly called Mr. Biden “the former vice president”
Makenani declined to comment on the ongoing lawsuits, despite appearing on cable news networks as a campaign adviser.
During a briefing, Makenani said Mr Trump’s meeting with Republicans in Michigan on Friday had nothing to do with the campaign, although Mr Trump had expressed a desire to overturn Mr Biden’s victory in the state.
On Tuesday, Mackenani appeared on Fox News host Sean Hannity, holding what she claimed was 234 pages under oath raising allegations of fraud in Wayne County, Michigan. However, Wayne County defenders certified Mr. Biden’s victory in the county that night, and the president-elect’s victory was certified nationwide. According to the Secretary of State of Michigan, there is no legal protection for the revocation of certification.
On the subject of the pandemic, Makenani said that “the beginning of the end of the pandemic began with the leadership of President Trump.” She also emphasized the role of the administration in supporting the development of a vaccine. More than 250,000 Americans have died from coronavirus, and nearly 12 million Americans have contracted COVID-19.
Makenani has frequently appeared on Fox News in recent weeks. On Thursday, she said in an interview that restrictions imposed by states to mitigate the spread ofthey were “Orwellian.”
“Americans know how to protect their health. We’ve been dealing with COVID for many months,” Makinani told Fox News.