Trump launches 'real news' show on his Facebook page


Kayleigh McEnany, the sometimes controversial CNN contributor who was known for her pro-Trump stances, left the news giant this week for a new position - working as the anchor for the video newscasts of the "Real News" (as opposed to what President Donald Trump has disparaged as "fake news", something he has accused CNN of purveying) segments which appear on President Donald Trump's Facebook page.

McEnany also touched on the Raise Act - a proposal to limit legal immigration - jobs numbers and the first Medal of Honor Trump handed out to Vietnam War veteran James McCloughan. In the initial video, she said, according to Slate, "If you are exhausted of all the fake news out there..." She asked to be released from her CNN contract to take on the new role. It was touted as "real news", following a longstanding claim by Trump and his supporters that mainstream news outlets deliver "fake news".

"President Trump has clearly steered the economy back in the right direction", she said on Donald Trump's Facebook page, which the White House has been using to boast about the president's successes.

Trump's team launched the video series last week. With trumpets and a Trump step and repeat, McEnany did her best impression of an all out state news organization.

It appears to be part of his war on what he calls the "Fake News Media" - fed up of the news on mainstream channels, he's chose to make his own. It is unclear whether the former CNN commentator or the president's daughter-in-law have an official role in the president's White House communications team. The first video was hosted by Lara Trump, wife of Eric Trump, according to CNN.

Evan McMullin, a former independent candidate for the US presidency who ran against Trump and Hillary Clinton in 2016, criticized McEnany's video as "the type of propaganda you'd see in North Korea".