This morning, White House counselor Kellyanne Conway appeared on ABC’s This Week for a typically combative interview with host George Stephanopoulos. One of the topics they touched on was President Donald Trump dictating the misleading statement released by Donald Trump Jr after the first report on his meeting with a Russia lawyer came out.
Stephanopoulos confronted Conway over the fact that Trump attorney Jay Sekulow said last month that the president wasn’t involved at all in crafting the statement only to be contradicted weeks later by White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, who conceded that Trump weighed in on it.
“The president weighed in as any father would base on the limited information that he had,” Conway stated. “This is all discussion frankly of no consequence.”
“Two very different answers in the space of two weeks, Kellyanne,” the ABC News host responded.
Conway then shot back that Sanders said the most important thing, that the meeting was of no consequence and that the president just weighed in as a father would, leading Stephanopoulos to highlight that the administration didn’t tell the truth. So we got this pivot from Conway:
“Well, let’s talk about telling the truth. Let’s talk about a president looking Americans in the eye who are still suffering eight years later who were lied to. If you like your plan, you can keep your plan and doctor. Benghazi happened because of a video. Go tell the families of those four innocent Americans who were slaughtered in Benghazi that that lie mattered.”
She would later add that the campaign didn’t need to get any negative information on Hillary Clinton from Moscow because all she needed to do was listen to Clinton’s own words for her opposition research.
Watch the clip above, via ABC News.
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