Trump advocate Kayleigh McEnany and a fellow conservative got into a shouting match Tuesday night when she attempted to defend the president’s habit of lying right after she grew offended that he called Kellyanne Conway’s earlier CNN interview, “laughable.”
During a panel discussion on Conway’s interview with CNN’s Jake Tapper, conservative CNN regular Matt Lewis accused the Conway of having “five schticks” when it comes to answering questions from the media.
Addressing the Tapper interview, Lewis explained, “Here I think she was playing the ‘This has all been a big mistake’ act and I think it was pretty laughable.”
Before McEnany was allowed to respond, host Anderson Cooper pointed out that Trump promised that he “would never lie” while on the campaign trail, before adding, “Daily there are things that are demonstrably false coming from the White House.”
McEnany attempted to defend Trump’s assertion that “The U.S. had the biggest increase in the murder rate in 45 years, and not more murders,” but that “he left out one word, ‘increase’ in murder rate — not murder rate.”
This elicited an “Oh, c’mon” from the off-screen Lewis.
As McEany attempted to press the argument that Trump, “Needs to be more careful with respect to nuance and make sure every word matters,” Lewis cut her off.
“Respect nuance? It’s precision. Details, words matter,” he shot back.
“I know you said you thought her [Conway’s] performance was laughable,” McEnany parried.
“It was, for a spinmeister it was good,” Lewis shot back.
McEnany returned to defending Trump saying “It isn’t just that Donald Trump cited a statistic wrong–”
“He lies,” Lewis shouted. “He lies. And then she tries to go on up against a journalist and can’t pull it off.”
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Brian Williams compares Corey Lewandowski’s opening statement to the North Korean news lady
MSNBC host Brian Williams on Tuesday noted the similarities between former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski and North Korean news anchor Ri Chun Hee.
"Corey Lewandowski, the former Trump campaign manager who is now considering a Senate run in New Hampshire, testified before the House Judiciary Committee today," Williams reported. "It is likely his North Korean anchorwoman-quality opening remarks were meant were one viewer (Donald Trump)."
Ri, who has earned the nickname "Pink Lady," is known for her enthusiastic reading of government-approved news.
Watch the video below from MSNBC.
‘Train-wreck of a witness’: Analysts nail ‘obstructive’ Corey Lewandowski for proving the Democrats’ case
Political commentator Catherine Rampell disagreed with New York Times columnist Frank Bruni that the Democrats faltered during the hearing with Corey Lewandowski Tuesday. Former state and federal prosecutor Elie Honig called Lewandowski a "train-wreck of a witness."
She explained that Democrats had an extremely low bar: they had to prove Trump obstructed justice and that Corey Lewandowski gave one of the examples of such obstructions. In that sense, Rampell said they accomplished their goals.
"I don’t think this was a great day for Corey Lewandowski," she began. "This is a guy who went on TV and announced to the world -- apparently at the same time he is also trying to fundraise for Senate -- that he lies most of the time. Except when he's under oath."
WATCH: Ana Navarro keeps shouting down Trump booster — even as CNN host cuts to commercial
President Donald Trump cheered on his top Hispanic advisor Steve Cortes, who appeared before a New Mexico audience. Trump asked Cortes which he loved more, Hispanics or America, which prompted CNN's Ana Navarro to blast the president for racism. Meanwhile, Trump's latest CNN shill cried "political correctness."
"Look, I suspect he didn't want to offend Steve Cortes and I suspect Steve Cortes was not offended," Navarro said. "But really what a stupid thing to say. Right? To somehow ask the question about whether you love the country more than you love Hispanics -- they are one and the same."