Newly-minted Donald Trump campaign manager Kellyanne Conway admitted on CNBC’s Squawk Box that the campaign has gone through an awful two weeks that they now must overcome.
“I think we’ll look back at these last two weeks and people will say those were terrible two weeks of the Trump campaign. That’s true,” Conway said Monday. “We had a rough two weeks.”
In the past two weeks, Trump demanded the resignation of his former campaign manager Paul Manafort after multiple reports detailing his close (and potentially illegal) ties with a pro-Putin Ukrainian party and claimed that Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton were the founders of ISIS.
Still, Conway insisted that the campaign thrives in the face of adversity. “It helps us to be down a little, lights a fire under us,” she said.
As bad as recent events have been for Trump, Conway argued, the Clinton campaign misstepped and kept them in the fight. “I think we’ll look back and say, why in the world didn’t Hillary Clinton’s campaign totally put us away in those two weeks? They put her into hiding. I think they made a grievous error by not having her go over to the Middle East to meet with the troops, or give major policy speeches on Obamacare or immigration or the economy.”
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