The fish stinks from the head down, and that appears to be the case with Donald Trump. He has told the American people over 2,000 lies or misleading statements by the end of 2017. Kellyanne Conway has been playing follow the leader on CNN, but she is not very good at it.
Trump has an obsession with Hillary Clinton. Never mind that she lost the presidential election to him over a year ago, he just cannot let her go. She won the popular vote by three million, but he won the electoral vote, which took him over the victory line, but the jealousy never goes away.
According to Michael Kazin’s commentary in The Chicago Tribune, Trump is doomed:
‘The legacy of such deficits suggests there’s little he can do to gain the trust of the majority. American history is clear: Presidents who’ve lost the popular vote don’t win popular support.’
Yet, the president has a way of hypnotizing over 30 million people into believing his alternative reality. Conway has not been successful in her attempts to do so. When she appeared with CNN’s Chris Cuomo, she tried to convince him and his audience that she was done talking about Hillary Clinton.
The two were discussing whether the Russians interfered in the 2016 presidential election (they did) when Conway hit Cuomo with a surprising question. She asked why CNN’s journalist believed talking about incidents that occurred over two years ago was important.
The question was misleading. It assumed that Cuomo believed the events were important, historical news was not important, and the Russian problem was long over.
The anchor noted that Russia is embattled with the U.S. on a number of levels. There are continued attacks on the political parties, Russian bots interfering with U.S. policy, and Russian deception in the social media. In other words, Russia is at this very moment attacking our very democracy.
Cuomo said that Russia’s misinformation campaign continues to help Trump. Then, Conway suggested that the journalist was using Russia to avoid dealing with why Clinton lost the election. The White House adviser asked him in the CNN interview:
‘Do you think that’s why he won and why the person (Clinton) whose name I never mention on TV lost?
‘No I don’t.’
They went on to talk about how well Trump’s efforts against ISIS in Afghanistan were working. Conway said that all voters fully supported the president:
‘The people who didn’t vote for the person who lost the election, whose name I never mention on TV.’
Even though Conway insisted she never talks about Clinton, she obviously had done so again, within minutes. Cuomo was floored:
‘You just brought her up twice!’
Cuomo wrote in a new CNN article about what Trump must do to win that bipartisan support:
‘In his first State of the Union address on Tuesday night, President Trump will have an opportunity to outline his vision, and his apparent goal will be to advocate “bipartisanship.” But it is the President who will need to demonstrate that he will retreat from his divisive path and begin to move America forward by putting bipartisan government ahead of political extremism.’
The television journalist continued:
‘Obviously in a divided nation, with extreme feelings of alienation on both sides of the political spectrum, it is the overwhelming and festering national need. Racial, religious and political tensions are ripping apart American society.;
Check out this video of Cuomo nailing Conway below:
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