When called to defend Donald Trump‘s attacks on the Khan family, CNN contributor and Trump supporter Scottie Nell Hughes instead blasted the news network for not including enough pro-Trump people on the panel with her.
“Look at this panel,” Hughes said referring to the group which included a Republican strategist and her. “Four versus one.”
“Criticizing the makeup of a panel does not help the argument for Donald Trump,” co-host Kate Bolduan said.
Hughes countered that her complaints about the panel did help because it demonstrated the “continued media bias.”
She also said that the criticisms of Trump coming from GOP figureheads — namely, House Speaker Paul Ryan, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, and Sen. John McCain, Sen. Lindsey Graham — were invalid because all those Republicans did was expose their “anti-Trump bias” and hurt egos.
Hughes previously said that the media had laid a “trap” for Trump, that he had been “set up” to bash the Khans.
In the subsequent segment Hughes was again backed into a corner and criticized the CNN panel for being “not necessarily fair and balanced.”
Bolduan responded, “Oh my God, Scottie, really if you want to waste more airtime talking about the weight of the panel go right ahead. I’m actually really surprised that you would go on this route rather than making a cogent argument for your candidate.”
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Sam Reisman (@thericeman) is a staff editor at Mediaite.
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