Fox News showdown: Psaki says she’d take on McEnany

There could come a time in the near future when two of the most talked-about White House press secretaries in modern American history face off against each other in a one-on-one situation.

That’s because according to Mediaite, White House press secretary Jen Psaki said that she’d be “happy” to take questions from Fox News’ latest hire, former White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany. 

McEnany, arguably one of the best staffers that former President Donald Trump hired during the entirety of his first and only term in the White House, was confirmed as the latest Fox News paid contributor earlier this week when host Harris Faulkner announced the news on Tuesday.

Curious reporters questioned Psaki, President Joe Biden’s current press secretary, on whether or not she had any “good wishes” for McEnany for her new job and whether or not she’s open to taking questions from McEnany if that one-on-one should ever occur.

“Sure,” Psaki responded. “I’ve done Fox News Sunday twice now. I’m happy to go on a range of shows.”

Psaki, in her classy response, recounted that she met McEnany on a few occasions back when both of them worked for Fox News rival, CNN, saying “like many Americans, we disagree on political issues, but we talked about…all sorts of things in the green room. I certainly wish her the best in her future endeavors.”

McEnany has been widely celebrated by Trump’s supporters since her first day on the job in 2020, as she battled back against the seemingly anti-Trump press better than any of her predecessors. She quickly gained rockstar status in the MAGA world as she consistently and intelligently defended the former president’s actions with facts and logic.

The former press secretary admitted in her first appearance since leaving the White House in January that she believes Psaki is getting a much easier shake with the White House press pool than she ever did, even suggesting that Psaki is held to a “different” standard with the mostly Biden-friendly mainstream media.

Only time will tell if America will ever get to see the two press secretaries go head-to-head on live television, but if that time comes, be sure to tune in for the showdown of the century.