Kayleigh McEnany’s husband claims he “happily wore a mask” at White House briefing

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Kayleigh McEnany’s husband claimed he “happily wore a mask” when he walked to his briefing off the rails at the White House, but admits a photographer in attendance berated him for not have done it.

Sean Gilmartin, a professional baseball player who is currently a free agent, was at his wife’s press briefing on Wednesday watching from the back of the room where he was told to wear a mask by President Donald Trump’s favorite photographer.

Gilmartin, who wore a visitor’s badge but not a face mask as he watched his wife answer reporters’ questions, said photographer Doug Mills of the New York Times only asked to wear a mask. once the briefing is over.

“I had no words in response to his statement,” Gilmartin told the New York Post. “If the photographer had asked me to wear a mask the two times he passed me during the briefing, I would have gladly obliged.

“During the entire briefing, no one ever asked me to wear a mask,” he also noted Thursday. There are several signs in the room asking for a mask to be worn.

Gilmartin’s version of events was supported by one of his wife’s staff, Deputy Press Secretary Harrison Fields, who accompanied Gilmartin to the James S. Brady West Wing briefing room. Gilmartin’s cousin, Chad, is also on his wife’s staff.

Kayleigh McEnany’s husband Sean Gilmartin (in the yellow sweater) stood at the back of his press briefing on Wednesday and was berated by New York Times photographer Doug Mills, in the foreground, for not wearing facial mask.

The White House Correspondents Association is asking people to wear masks in the briefing room to help prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus, which reporters are following even though most White House employees do. do not.

The New York Times Mills photographer told Gilmartin the rules.

A White House staff member who was with Gilmartin told Mills: “Kayleigh’s husband?

Mills said he didn’t recognize the pitcher, who played for the Tampa Bay Rays, but became a free agent on November 2.

It is unclear why Gilmartin attended White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany's briefing and why he was standing in the back

It is unclear why Gilmartin attended White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany's briefing and why he was standing in the back

It is unclear why Gilmartin attended White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany’s briefing and why he was standing in the back

Gilmartin was not seen wearing a mask at any time during McEnany’s 25-minute briefing.

Mills has been called a “genius photographer” by President Trump, who was so in love with Mills’ photos of him that he asked for prints.

The president also retweeted Mills’ favorite images and joked about his only flaw: he works for the New York Times.

It’s unclear why Gilmartin was at his wife’s briefing, particularly why he was standing at the back of the room.

There are seats at the side of the briefing room for White House staff and guests. Members of the press office were seated there during the briefing, also without masks.

One of those staff was Gilmartin’s cousin, Chad, whom Kayleigh McEnany hired to work for her when she became White House press secretary.

Most of the news staff tested positive for COVID-19 in October when McEnany got it, including Chad Gilmartin.

White House staff and guests usually sit to the side of the briefing room during a briefing, as seen above, the first person above is Chad Gilmartin, Sean Gilmartin's cousin who works for Kayleigh McEnany.

White House staff and guests usually sit to the side of the briefing room during a briefing, as seen above, the first person above is Chad Gilmartin, Sean Gilmartin's cousin who works for Kayleigh McEnany.

White House staff and guests usually sit to the side of the briefing room during a briefing, as seen above, the first person above is Chad Gilmartin, Sean Gilmartin’s cousin who works for Kayleigh McEnany.

First Class Fatherhood podcast host Alec Lace yelled 'You crushed him Kayleigh' at the end of his press briefing

First Class Fatherhood podcast host Alec Lace yelled 'You crushed him Kayleigh' at the end of his press briefing

First Class Fatherhood podcast host Alec Lace yelled “You crushed him Kayleigh” at the end of his press briefing

Kayleigh McEnany and Sean Gilmartin Have Daughter Blake Avery Gilmartin

Kayleigh McEnany and Sean Gilmartin Have Daughter Blake Avery Gilmartin

Kayleigh McEnany and Sean Gilmartin Have Daughter Blake Avery Gilmartin

In addition to the weirdness of the briefing, at the end a pro-Trump figure present shouted, “You crushed him Kayleigh. “

That person was First Class Fatherhood podcast host Alec Lace, who was also in the White House briefing room.

He interviewed Eric Trump, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Fox News host Sean Hannity and quarterback Tom Brady – among others – on fatherhood.

“Yes, I was the one who shouted” You crushed that Kayleigh! At today’s White House press conference, @PressSec crushed him as always. She’s been a first class mom from the start, ”he tweeted after the briefing.

McEnany and Gilmartin tied the knot in November 2017.

They have a daughter Blake Avery Gilmartin, who features prominently on McEnany’s personal Twitter account.

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