‘Survivor: CNN Edition‘: Scottie Nell Hughes Opens Up About Life as a CNN ‘Villain’
Conservative commentator Scottie Nell Hughes spoke to Cheddar on Tuesday, where she was asked about her experience as a pro-Trump panelist on CNN during the 2016 election.
Speaking with Mediaite alumnus J.D. Durkin, Hughes was asked for her take on what CNN chief Jeff Zucker said in a recent interview about President Trump‘s relationship with the network. The interview was particularly noteworthy since Zucker characterized the news agency’s pro-Trump pundits as “characters in a drama”
Hughes acknowledged that even if people might love to hate Trump supporters like herself, at least she didn’t back away from tough political debates. Hughes went on to say that one of the contributing factors to Hillary Clinton‘s election loss was that she and her allies rarely bothered to engage with conservative media figures.
“It did feel like we were on Survivor: CNN Edition,” Hughes said. “While we knew we were going to villains, while we knew we were going to be demonized, [the Democrats] could never get their narrative completely going without having to deal with us.”
When asked if there was any love lost with her former colleagues, Hughes said that was “absolutely not” the case, and that she was “honored to be a part of the journey of Election 2016 with CNN.” Hughes went on to discuss a variety of issues, from Jared Kushner’s recent troubles, to the possibility that Corey Lewandowski might be coming back into Trump’s orbit.
Watch above, via Cheddar.
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