We can’t quite believe she said this. But she did:
On Sunday morning’s broadcast of CNN’s Reliable Sources, White House advisor Kellyanne Conway continued to wage war on the media—and CNN specifically—by arguing the network shouldn’t be so critical toward the president because Donald Trump simply doesn’t know any better.
Yes, really. Here’s the specifics:
Conway took umbrage with the media’s insistence on covering such “non-stories” as the president of the United States continually lying to the American public. After host Brian Stelter argued that his network was committed to covering the many scandals emanating from the White House, an incredulous Conway pushed back, demanding to know what “scandals” Stelter was referring to.
“The scandals are about the president’s lies,” replied Stelter. “About voter fraud; about wire-tapping; his repeated lies about those issues. That’s the scandal.”
Despite overwhelming evidence that the White House is indeed lying in both of those cases—there is zero evidence to support Donald Trump’s claim that 3 million people voted illegally, or that his office was wire-tapped—the administration continues to promise “investigations” into both matters. But Conway’s response on Sunday was a new
approach to how the administration handles allegations of lying.
“[Donald Trump] doesn’t think he’s lying about those issues, and you know it,” she said.
This is how you defend a 5-year-old given to flights of fancy – not how a senior White House advisor defends the freakin’ President of the United States of America.
You can watch the insane video here:
Needless to say, Twitter’s gone bananas:
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) July 23, 2017
Christ, we could have gotten affordable college… https://t.co/T6nkZ7qBT2
— Black Aziz Ansari 👏 (@Freeyourmindkid) July 23, 2017
Asked abt Trump on voter fraud & wiretapping, Conway says, "He doesn't think he's lying about those issues." Which means he's unhinged.
— Clyde Haberman (@ClydeHaberman) July 23, 2017