Clinton Campaign Manager Says Fake News Was ‘Huge Problem’ in Election

CNN’s Jake Tapper recently spoke with Kellyanne Conway and Robby Mook, campaign managers for (respectively) Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, and in a clip that aired on CNN today, he asked them about the rise of fake news.

Tapper asked Mook, “How much of a problem was this post-factual election?” Mook said, “It was a huge problem.”

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He quickly pivoted to Russia and brought up how fake news may have been pushed by the Russians, saying that there need to be investigations. Mook also called out Team Trump for bringing on Steve Bannon when Breitbart articles, as he put it, “reinforce sexist, racist, anti-Semitic notions.”

Conway shot back, “I think the biggest piece of fake news in this election was that Donald Trump wouldn’t win.”

She said that there were a lot of people in the press who practically rolled their ideas at the idea that Trump could win because of Clinton’s ground game, numbers, etc.

Conway also posited that Trump won in part because a lot of voters concluded that “there’s a difference between what may offend me and what absolutely affects me.”

Watch above, via CNN.

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