Spoiler alert: She didn’t!
“The President will accept the results of a free and fair election,” said McEnany.
Which, well, that ain’t it.
So, by that standard, the only way that the election will be “free and fair” (in McEnany’s words) is if all mail-in ballots — many of which have already been sent and returned! — are somehow disqualified (or something?).
Which, because every poll suggests that Democratic voters are more inclined to use mail-in balloting amid the coronavirus pandemic than GOP voters, would hand Trump a major advantage. Not to mention disenfranchise lots and lots of people who are eligible voters!
See, the thing is that neither Trump nor McEnany get to define “free and fair.” Those words have objective meanings apart from any spin.
They mean that everyone who is eligible to vote is given an equal opportunity to cast a vote — in whatever means are legally available to them in their state.
The Point: Trump is a president, not a dictator. He doesn’t get to decide how the election rules work. He just plays within them. He — and McEnany — still don’t seem to grasp that concept of, uh, how democracy works.