McEnany on Dems Co-Opting 'Drain the Swamp' Message: 'If You Can't Beat 'Em, Join 'Em'
Top Democrats are taking a cue from President Trump's playbook and using his famous rallying cry to convey their own message of a corrupt White House.
Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (N.Y.) and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (Calif.) each referenced the president's "drain the swamp" phrase Monday during a a press conference on Capitol Hill.
The briefing was for the "A Better Deal" initiative, a fight to "put government back to work for all Americans, not just those at the top."
"The swamp has never been more foul or more fetid than under this president," Schumer said.
Pelosi added, "Instead of delivering on his promise to drain the swamp, President Trump has become the swamp."
Republican National Committee spokesperson Kayleigh McEnany said on "Fox & Friends" that the Democratic party is "full" of "swamp creatures."
She said that watching Schumer and Pelosi announce a message to drain the swamp was ironic, given the reported FBI informant who allegedly spied on the 2016 Trump campaign.
"If you can't beat 'em, join 'em," McEnany said. "This is a clear effort to take and co-opt the president's very powerful anti-elite, anti-Washington message."
Fox News contributor Jessica Tarlov argued that the message was actually first used by Democrats in 2006, and that it's important to use.
She said that the "A Better Deal" initiative and message of "draining the swamp" are effective ways to look at potential corruption.
McEnany asked Pelosi to work with the president on his policies, and to change her slogan to "Reach across the aisle."
"Instead of obstructing, work with the president," she said.
Watch the full segment above.