Kayleigh McEnany Shuts Down Reporter After he Politicizes Herman Cain’s Tragic Death

Yesterday we reported here about the tragic passing of former presidential hopeful Herman Cain. We wrote about how liberals on Twitter were dabbing on him and turning it into a political talking point instead of recognizing it for the tragedy that it is and additionally we reported in part:

Former Republican presidential candidate and well-loved personality by almost all conservatives, Herman Cain has tragically passed away. Some outlets are attempting to make a connection to the fact that he was at the Tulsa, OK Trump rally. A statement was put out by Dan Calabrese:

“Herman Cain – our boss, our friend, like a father to so many of us – has passed away,” Calabrese said in the blog post. “We all prayed so hard every day. We knew the time would come when the Lord would call him home, but we really liked having him here with us, and we held out hope he’d have a full recovery.”

Today at the White House briefing with Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany, a reporter brought up Herman Cain’s death, didn’t seem too concerned about the tragedy aspect of it, but rather tried to turn it into a political football, and McEnany fired back about as professionally as she could have without losing her temper at the same time. Kayleigh should honestly be commended for the way she handles questions like this.

“Herman Cain passed away yesterday and obviously he had tested positive for COVID 9 days after attending the president’s rally in Tulsa. Officials there have connected the rally to a spike in cases. Is there any concern that Herman Cain may have contracted Coronavirus at the president’s rally, and is the taskforce doing any follow up to track other potential cases from that event?”

At that point, Kayleigh talked about the grief of the passing of Herman Cain, and how he was the ’embodiment of the American dream’. She referred the reporter to a post on the Herman Cain website shutting down speculation or at least saying that they can’t know for sure where Cain contracted the virus. “I will not politicize Herman Cain’s passing, and I would just note the great contributions to our society. We’ll always remember him and his legacy will stand” she said. Watch: