Kayleigh McEnany, who passionately supported President Donald Trump as a conservative commentator on CNN, will be the new face and voice of the Republican National Committee.
The RNC announced her new job on Monday. McEnany announced on Saturday that she had left CNN for a “new role.”
“I am excited to be joining the RNC at such an important and historic time in our country,” McEnany, 29, said in a statement from the RNC.
“I’m eager to talk about Republican ideas and values and have important discussions about issues affecting Americans across this country.”
The news came the day after McEnany hosted the second “real news” show on Trump’s Facebook page. The first video was hosted by the president’s daughter-in-law, Lara Trump, who is married to Eric Trump.
“I bet you haven’t heard about all the accomplishments the president had this week because there’s so much fake news out there,” Lara Trump said last week in introducing the video.
In Sunday’s video, McEnany announced that Trump has created more than 1 million jobs since becoming president, that unemployment is “at a 16-year-low” and “consumer confidence is at a 16-year high.”
She also said that a “steady rise in immigration has depressed the wages of American workers,” by way of explaining the need for the proposed RAISE Act immigration reforms announced last week by the Trump administration.
“President Trump has clearly steered the economy back in the right direction,” McEnany said.
The Facebook broadcast has drawn fire for looking and sounding like state-sponsored TV. Comments left on the Facebook page reflect both ire from critics and praise from Trump supporters who like hearing the information straight from the Trump camp without “bias” from the liberal media.
CNN reported that it’s unclear whether the videos are funded by Trump’s re-election campaign or the RNC.
CNN also reported that McEnany was not let go by the network, where she began as a paid contributor last year, but had asked to be let out of her contract to take the new job.
The Georgetown and Harvard Law School graduate started down a TV career path as a producer for former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee’s Fox News program, according to The Hill, where McEnany has also been a contributor.
“Kayleigh will be an integral part of our Party’s ongoing commitment to promoting the Republican message to Americans across the country,” RNC chairwoman Ronna Romney McDaniel said in a statement.
“Her wealth of experience will be invaluable to the RNC as we continue to support President Trump and build on our majorities in Congress as we head into 2018.”