White House aide Kellyanne Conway got into a heated debate with CNN’s host Chris Cuomo on Monday…..and she handled it with as much class and spunk as you would imagine.
The exchange was about a New York Times report that Donald Trump Jr. (Trump’s son) , Paul Manafort (former campaign chair), and Jared Kushner (Trump’s son-in-law) all met with a Kremlin linked Russian lawyer in 2016.
CNN is never going to give this whole Russia gig up, are they…
After listening to Cuomo drone on, Conway finally asks, “Aren’t you the least bit reluctant, if not embarrassed that you now talk about Russia more than you talk about America? Doesn’t this bother you?”
Cuomo retorts, “No Kellyanne, this matters.” To which Conway boldly replies, “I think America matters.”
She continued on to say, “Chris, you were just — okay. Listen. You were just able to speak two minutes uninterrupted, and I frankly think it was more punditry than reporting. So I would like to respond. If we were in court, your side would not even survive a motion to dismiss because you’ve got nothing. On this one, Don Jr. Has very clearly said he was told that there would be some kind of information helpful to the campaign. It quickly became very apparent there was not. Let me say something about who goes into these meetings in the Trump campaign. We were a very small operation. I was not involved in June. I was involved in July. And became the campaign manager in August. It’s very typical to have principals in the meeting. We had a fraction of the staff than Clinton had over there. You’re trying to have your viewers think because these three principals were in there, it was viewed as some type of seriousness that simply is not true. This was standard operating procedure for the campaign.”
Later in the interview he asks her, “You don’t care if Russia was trying to get inside your campaign to affect the election?” Conway simply replies, “You don’t know what I care about. Why don’t you ask me?”
Watch for yourself: