Real Time host Bill Maher was aghast when he heard Kellyanne Conway’s reasoning on Friday for why she could never support Hillary Clinton.
Besides the fact that she is Donald Trump’s campaign manager, Conway said she “can’t support someone who lies for a living.”
“You just said you can’t support someone who ‘lies for a living,'” Maher replied. “When I read a list of provable lies.”
Earlier in the interview, Maher — drawing a line between “the scary and the false” in Trump’s campaign rhetoric — ran down some of Trump’s falsehoods.
“‘I don’t know anything about David Duke.’ Utter lie. ‘Vladimir Putin and I are best friends.’ He never met him,” said Maher. “He ‘got a letter from the NFL,’ which was proved never happened. He gave money to the veterans when he didn’t. ‘I was against the Iraq war,’ when it’s on tape that he was not.”
However, Conway did confirm to Maher that the GOP presidential nominee encouraged her to go on the show.
“Tell him not to sue me again,” Maher quipped.
Watch the interview, as posted online, below.
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