Ron Brownstein Bashes Conway, White House: They’re ‘Giving Up on the Idea of Speaking to a Broader Country’
Following the titanic, marathon interview between Kellyanne Conway and Chris Cuomo on Monday’s New Day, the show brought in a panel to try to make sense of it.
“Certainly, that conversation kind of blurred the line at points between interview and therapy session about the relationship between the media and the Trump administration,” said panelist Ron Brownstein.
Overall, Brownstein criticized the White House counselor, and the administration at large, for making no effort to try to govern in a bipartisan manner, or speak to anyone other than their base.
“If you look at everything they are doing, both in style and substance,” Brownstein said. “The agenda on health care, the agenda on taxes, even the way they are doing infrastructure. This is not designed to be a presidency that is a 50-plus one presidency. There is no vision about expanding the base that he came in with…It is about rallying and mobilizing and stoking what was 46 percent of the electorate last November and polling somewhere is now closer to 40 percent.”
Brownstein added, “I think the way you heard Kellyanne talk about the media in the first half hour here is indicative of a presidency that is more about mobilization than persuasion and is giving up on the idea of speaking to a broader country.”
Watch above, via CNN.
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