‘How Much Crow Are You Going To Eat?’ John Sununu Rips CNN’s Camerota … On CNN
John Sununu blasted the media on CNN’s New Day on Tuesday over their coverage of the investigation into Russia’s alleged meddling in the 2016 presidential campaign.
Anchor Alisyn Camerota asked Sununu, “Is there anything about the Russian — investigation connected to the Trump campaign that troubles you?”
The former governor replied by going on the offensive against the media: “Yeah, but the reporting that’s taking place and the exaggeration of the veniality…look, it’s now seven months since the election; and to this day, no one has cited a single piece of evidence.”
The two then sparred over the recent report that Jared Kushner met with a Russian banker with close ties to Vladimir Putin.
“So Jared Kushner meeting with a major Russian banker…that has connections to Vladimir Putin — nothing to see there?,” Camerota wondered.
Sununu countered, in part, “I think there’s anything there…because during the ten weeks [of the transition], everybody is trying to meet somebody who is going to be in the administration — everybody who’s involved in business; everybody who is involved in politics — I can’t tell you how many people tried to meet with me.”
The CNN anchor asked a series of follow-up questions that put the Trump supporter in Kushner’s supposed position. The guest retorted, “Look, you’re asking hypotheticals on hypotheticals.” Camerota shot back, “I’m trying to actually take your temperature. I’m trying to gauge your comfort level with all of this.”
Sununu resumed his offensive on the media: “The only discomfort I have is with folks in the media trying to create a veniality without having the courage to specifically tell me what the veniality that I should concerned about is.”
Camerota replied, “You should be concerned if there was collusion.” The guest replied, “I don’t see any evidence of collusion. Do you?” The CNN journalist responded, “No.”
Sununu added, “That should end your reporting right there.” Camerota emphasized that “we’re at the beginning of the investigation,” as Robert Mueller was recently named special counsel.
The Trump supporter bluntly wondered, “If Mueller comes out and says that my version is correct and yours isn’t, how much crow are you going to eat?”
The CNN anchor went on the defensive: “Governor, I don’t have a version of events.” Sununu interjected, “Of course, you do!”
Camerota did her best to try to hide her frustration with her guest as she concluded the interview: “Governor, we appreciate your perspective that there’s nothing to see here, and that the investigation is — I don’t know, silly?”
The Trump supporter replied, “Politically motivated by folks trying to rationalize a horribly-run Democratic presidential campaign.”
You can watch the contentious exchange between Camerota and Sununu in the video above, via CNN.
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