‘Walking on Sunshine’: Kellyanne Conway Jokes About WaPo’s ‘Democracy Dies in Darkness’ Slogan
— Evan McMurry (@evanmcmurry) April 12, 2017
White House senior advisor Kellyanne Conway took part in a media forum on Wednesday morning, where she defended Donald Trump while shrugging off the notion that she contributed to the negative relationship between the president and the press.
Conway spoke with Michael Wolff at the Newseum’s ‘President and the Press’ event, where they brought up The Washington Post‘s tagline “Democracy Dies in Darkness.” The paper adopted the slogan approximately one month after Trump was sworn into office, and Wolff told Conway that “when they say ‘democracy dies in darkness,’ you’re the darkness.”
“Didn’t you see the skit Walking on Sunshine,” Conway said, shaking her head. “Just because somebody says something doesn’t make it true.”
Conway seemed to be referring to a Saturday Night Live skit from last year, where Kate McKinnon depicted her as she tried (and failed) to have a joyful day off from politics to the tune of Katrina and the Waves’ “Walking on Sunshine.”
Conway seemed to get pushback from the audience at certain points, particularly as she spoke about the media and falsehoods. At one point, there was laughter from the attendees when Conway said “You can turn on the TV…and people literally say things that just aren’t true.”
Watch above, via ABC.
[H/T Evan McMurry]
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