Usually, we can expect that Fox News will go easy on the president and his equally corrupt team, bringing up talking points that completely dance around the administration’s failures and scandals. But today, Trump counselor and mouthpiece Kellyanne Conway was actually asked about the last thing she wanted to talk about — and it resulted in some very uncomfortable footage!
Conway went on Fox News earlier this morning and was asked about the Office of Special Counsel’s determination that she violated the Hatch Act when she endorsed failed Senate candidate (and pedophile) Roy Moore. Host Bill Hemmer pressed Conway on her transgression and tried to somewhat comfort her by mentioning that Hatch Act violations had gone unpunished while former President Barack Obama was in office. However, this tactic hardly worked as Conway was stiff and awkward in divulging the results of her f*ck up.
Hemmer asked Conway if she’d spoken to Trump about the incident and if there would be any punishment to follow. Conway stated that she had spoken to Trump, but refused to reveal what the results of the conversation had been. She said:
I’ve not made a comment on this at all, and I won’t today. The White House has spoken. I won’t reveal my private conversations with the president about anything except that which he would like me to speak about publicly.”
Hemmer pushed back, “So no punishment given?” What followed would be one of Conway’s most awkward moments on national television yet. Conway responded:
I didn’t say that.”
That statement was followed by a very uncomfortably long moment of silence between Conway and Hemmer. Clearly, Conway is trying not to have a meltdown over this and is fuming about being questioned about it. You can watch this strange moment unfold in the video below, starting at about the 3:30 mark:
.@KellyannePolls: “[@POTUS] believes this country has been on the losing side of trade deals for decades… He wants fair, reciprocal trade deals that stop screwing the American worker and American industries.” pic.twitter.com/m0xMtitLiv
— Fox News (@FoxNews) March 8, 2018
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