Kayleigh McEnany, one of CNN’s in-house Donald Trump surrogates, recently drew parallels between former Miss Universe Alicia Machado and a terror suspect.
The pageant winner has been critical of Trump, saying he called her “Miss Piggy” after she gained weight and “Miss Housekeeping” because of her Latina heritage.
But speaking on “Anderson Cooper 360” Tuesday, McEnany defended Trump and attacked Machado, noting she was accused of threatening a judge in Venezuela in 1998. Machado was never charged with a crime.
Although Cooper’s other guests pointed out that Machado had to pass a rigorous background check to become a U.S. citizen, McEnany was not impressed.
“It’s not very tough because we had two refugees, one setting off bombs here in New York City, so it can’t be that rigorous,” McEnany said.
See the full discussion in the clip above.