White House counselor Kellyanne Conway just keeps making things worse for herself.
First, during an interview in her New Jersey home with the Bergen Record, a local newspaper, Conway claimed that “microwaves that turn into cameras” are a common surveillance tool. Then, when CNN’s Chris Cuomo questioned Conway about that statement, she first explained that she was just speaking generally about possible surveillance methods. She then told Cuomo and all the confused folks watching at home:
‘I’m not Inspector Gadget. I don’t believe people are using the microwave to spy on the Trump campaign.’
She also added:
‘I’m not in the job of having evidence. That’s what investigations are for.’
As usual, it didn’t take long for the people who watched these interviews to hop on Twitter and enjoy some jokes at Conway’s expense. Some of the best Twitter reactions can be seen below.
This Twitter user makes a fair point about Conway’s history of “alternative facts.”
"I'm not Inspector Gadget" may be the only true statement Kellyanne Conway has ever made.
— The Volatile Mermaid (@OhNoSheTwitnt) March 13, 2017
Meanwhile, this person reminded everyone that perhaps Conway and Inspector Gadget are more similar than she’s leading on, if for no other reason than due to their fashion choices:
She did steal his look though. pic.twitter.com/ngwZQJXC2b
— Bookish_n_Batty (@Bookish_n_Batty) March 13, 2017
There’s sure to be an upswing in people inspecting their microwaves from now on.
— Scootersue (@Scootersue) March 13, 2017
Plenty of people couldn’t help but point out just how obvious and unnecessary Conway’s statement was:
Kellyanne Conway is NOT, I repeat, Not Inspector Gadget. She just informed us of that on @CNN.
— diane robinson (@loveandlamont) March 13, 2017
After alleging that microwaves may now be used to spy on people, #KellyAnneConway reminds us she's not Inspector Gadget. Happy Monday all!
— Andrew Lavers (@aclavers) March 13, 2017
Nixon: I am not a crook.
Kellyanne Conway: I am not Inspector Gadget.
Truly, we are living in an era of crappy reboots.
— Joseph Scrimshaw (@JosephScrimshaw) March 13, 2017
— Mr. DuLac (@Mr_DuLac) March 13, 2017
No, you're not, Kelly. He was more competent than you. And that's the worst insult I've ever said to someone. https://t.co/PBnb9CqCsP
— Felicia Day (@feliciaday) March 13, 2017
#KellyanneConway wants you to know:
1) She is not Inspector Gadget.
2) Microwaves are spying on the President.
2017, You Are One Sick Fuck. pic.twitter.com/btIhUJ47hd
— Fiona Adorno (@FionaAdorno) March 13, 2017
This person made sure to remind everyone of the tragic “Bowling Green Massacre.”
— Nick Jack Pappas (@Pappiness) March 13, 2017
Perhaps the best comment, though, came from this Twitter user. Hopefully SNL decides to take advantage of Conway’s most recent faux pas:
Kellyanne Conway, WHY WOULD YOU GIVE "Saturday Night Live," a gift, by saying, "I'm not Inspector Gadget!!" WHAT AN IDIOT!!!?????????? #SNL
— Roosevelt George (@rooseveltgeorge) March 13, 2017
After Conway’s disastrous Monday morning interviews, President Trump came to her aid and used the official POTUS Twitter account to tell the media to be nicer to her and his other staffers.
‘It is amazing how rude much of the media is to my very hard working representatives. Be nice, you will do much better!’
It is amazing how rude much of the media is to my very hard working representatives. Be nice, you will do much better!
— President Trump (@POTUS) March 13, 2017
Perhaps the President will use his official Twitter account to come after the rest of the country for mocking Conway next. He should keep in mind though, that if he starts trying to defend Conway every time she says something laughable, he won’t have much time leftover to tweet about important things like Arnold Schwarzenegger and “The Celebrity Apprentice.”
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