Kellyanne Conway’s Interview With Chris Cuomo Quickly Flies Off The Rails
White House adviser Kellyanne Conway claimed Wednesday night that no one in Donald Trump’s White House talks about Hillary Clinton. The interview came just hours after the president himself mentioned Clinton several times.
“Nobody here talks about her,” Conway told CNN’s Chris Cuomo. “Hey Chris, Nobody here talks about Hillary Clinton, I promise you.”
The two were engaged in a heated discussion about the Russia investigation when Conway mentioned Clinton and the 2016 election.
“So many people can’t get over the election results,” Conway said.
“Says my friend who can’t keep Hillary Clinton’s name out of her mouth,” Cuomo shot back.
See the full exchange above.
That wasn’t the only eyebrow-raising moment of the interview. Conway gave Cuomo an epic eye-roll that harkened back to the one Anderson Cooper threw at her last year:
The two sparred about the First Amendment, specifically Trump saying he wanted to change libel laws:
CUOMO: For a man who says as many things that are as demonstrably false on a pace that we have never seen any president even approach, it is odd that he want’s to be in the fact-checking business.
CONWAY: Oh that’s nonsense. He’s demonstrably successful on a pace we’ve never seen.
They also shared an apples-and-bananas moment while talking about how drugs get across the border:
CUOMO: Putting up a wall isn’t going to stop illegal drugs coming into this country and you know that.
CONWAY: Oh that’s ridiculous.
CUOMO: They come by air and they come in tunnels. I’ve been in them. I’ve been in those tunnels.
CONWAY: They come all different ways. Are you saying, I’m sorry Christopher, are you telling the viewers that no drugs come through the southern border? Did you just say that?
CUOMO: No, I’m saying the idea that a wall…
CONWAY: Facts first! Be an apple, don’t be a banana!
CUOMO: …the wall is going to be a difference is a joke.
Conway was apparently referring to CNN’s apples and bananas “Facts First” ad campaign.
They even argued about the interview itself:
CUOMO: You can’t just run through an explanation, trample the facts and then move on. You gotta give me a chance to get in here.
CONWAY: Whoa, whoa, whoa, don’t just do that just because it’ll make for a great viral moment or a promo, I see them in all your Cuomo promos.
CUOMO: There’s only one promo and you’re in it once but that’s OK.
The exchange prompted sharp reaction on Twitter:
The definition of insanity is Chris Cuomo interviewing Kellyanne Conway and expecting a different result other than Kellyanne saying ridiculous things.
— Tony Posnanski (@tonyposnanski) January 11, 2018
Between Lavar Ball & Kellyanne Conway, I’m surprised Chris Cuomo hasn’t developed a drinking problem.
— Jucci Mane & Im Bout to Put my Yeezy’s On (@juicekan) January 11, 2018
“Nobody here talks about Hillary Clinton”. Hillary is the default response to every GOP talking point!!! #ButWhatAboutHerEmails
Kellyanne Conway pic.twitter.com/E1WFtJdcHz
— Tony (@ImKnotTheOne) January 11, 2018
Kellyanne Conway says they never talk about Hillary Hillary Hillary Hillary Hillary Hillary Hillary Hillary Hillary Hillary Hillary Hillary Hillary Hillary Hillary Hillary Hillary Hillary Hillary Hillary Hillary Hillary Hillary at the Trump White House.
— Frank Conniff (@FrankConniff) January 11, 2018
Kellyanne Conway told CNN’s @ChrisCuomo: “We don’t care about her. Nobody here talks about Hillary Clinton.”
… in case you were curious, Trump has tweeted Hillary Clinton’s name at least 89 times since election day. Here are some of those tweets. pic.twitter.com/0lhtoe4thR
— Caroline O. (@RVAwonk) January 11, 2018
Kellyanne Conway uses a Gish Gallop, a rhetorical tactic named for a man who originated it to defend creationism, which is basically on the same bullshit level as this “presidency”. Deployed almost exclusively by people with substance free arguments.
— Chris schalz (@Chrisschalz1) January 11, 2018
“Nobody here talks about Hillary Clinton,” Kellyanne Conway tells Chris Cuomo moments after bringing up Hillary Clinton, hours after Trump brought up Hillary Clinton before Norway’s prime minister. #cuomoprimetimepic.twitter.com/1GrZmieAxd
— Geoffrey Sorensen (@GSorensen) January 11, 2018
I feel exhausted. And I didn’t interview @KellyannePolls. I just watched @ChrisCuomo do it.
— Chris Cillizza (@CillizzaCNN) January 11, 2018
Who let Kellyanne Conway leave the sewers? pic.twitter.com/brxqu2UJgK
— al?pal (@OrangeLimonata) January 11, 2018
Chris Cuomo is unfairly attacking Kellyanne Conway with a weapon called truth.
— Donald J Orwell (@DonaldJOrwell) January 11, 2018
opens twitter sees Kellyanne Conway trending… pic.twitter.com/EvqJoJLaRP
— brulez le chateau (@brulezlechateau) January 11, 2018
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- This article originally appeared on HuffPost.