Pool Report #5 — Incident after WH briefing

From: Chris Johnson <email@email.com>
Sent: Wednesday, December 2, 2020 2:19 PM
Subject: Pool Report #5 — Incident after WH briefing

Kayleigh McEnany’s husband, Sean Gilmartin, was present during the news briefing in the rear of the briefing room and maskless. Nearby was a reporter with First Class Fatherhood, who was not part of the COVID approved rotation, and at the end of the briefing shouted out, “You crushed it, Kayleigh!”

New York Times photographer Doug Mills politely pointed out to Gilmartin rules requiring masks be worn in White House press areas. A White House staffer who was with Gilmartin said incredulously, “Kayleigh’s husband?” The staffer and Gilmartin exited together as Mills restated the mask rules and said it doesn’t matter who he is.

Mills later confirmed to pool Gilmartin was maskless for the entirety of the briefing and he was unaware of Gilmartin’s identity when pointing out the rules.


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Chris Johnson
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