During a large panel discussion on CNN tonight, political commentators Angela Rye and Kayleigh McEnany tussled over Rye’s comments that she questions the legitimacy of Donald Trump‘s election.
As the conversation revolved around President Barack Obama’s statements about Russian hacking at his news conference today, Rye noted that even though others have stated they aren’t trying to delegitimize Trump’s victory, she feels that his election is “far from legitimate at this point.” She cited him losing the popular vote by millions and the assessments of the intelligence community.
Later on in the discussion, Mcenany took umbrage with her comments. After stating that Trump will eventually respond to the hacking and say it is inexcusable, McEnany forcefully said “this is a legitimate election and no one should question the fact that Donald Trump is the president-elect because he’s there fairly.”
“I will do whatever I want to do,” Rye responded. “And what I’m saying is that I do not believe this is legitimate for a lot of reasons.”
Eventually, Trump supporter Jack Kingston jumped into the fray to assist McEnany with her argument against Rye. Host John Berman interrupted the back-and-forth, explaining that both sides of the arguments were creating strawmen.
Watch the entire exchange above, via CNN.
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