Conservative radio show host Dana Loesch went off on an fiery rant Monday against CNN contributor Kayleigh McEnany, who supports presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump, questioning her qualifications as a political commentator.
Loesch’s frustration came when, over the weekend, McEnany slammed conservative panelists Matt Lewis and Ben Howe, a former Blaze employee and personal friend of Loesch’s, saying they “are not conservative” if they don’t support the billionaire businessman.
“Who the hell is this chick?” Loesch began. “[W]ho is she? I had to look her up because I didn’t know who she was?”
McEnany’s comments come after Howe said he would vote for Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton in order to block Trump from winning the presidency.
Loesch went on to skewer McEnany, calling into question what credentials she has to be a CNN political commentator.
“Beyond having her lips overdrawn, so she could repeatedly appear on cable news as a talking head for a particular issue, this chick has not been in any sort of battle, nor has she ever been on the frontline in anything ever, so you can back up,” she said.
From there, TheBlaze radio host went to bat for Howe and other conservative activists who “have been out there on the front lines since 2008,” adding that she was against 2008 Republican presidential nominee John McCain and 2012 nominee Mitt Romney.
Loesch also listed local races in which she participated over the years.
“Where were you several years ago?” she asked. “Because I surely didn’t see you to my right or to my left.”
“Baby cakes, this was more than just going on television and flashing your pearly whites and your flat chest, red dress, over-sprayed bleach blond hair while you sit and preach all this stuff about who is or isn’t a conservative?” Loesch continued. “You like Trump — let me act like him for a minute. I bet you love me now.”
As for why Loesch’s comments were “personal,” the conservative firebrand said it was McEnany who “made it personal first” for accusing Howe of not being conservative.
“Here’s my mantra: You don’t want nothin’, don’t start it,” Loesch said. “I mean, you’re welcome to step to any time. She made it personal first — I’m just doing it the Trump way: you come at me, I’ll come back at you three times as hard. You like it now? Because I can go harder.”
“These individuals have paid their due, and they don’t have to apologize to anybody for hesitating on anything or having a different opinion on anything,” she continued, “because while some of these people were preparing for television careers, other individuals were out there doing the heavy lifting so that other people could talk about it with lip gloss on television.”
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