‘They make their own choices’: CNN’s Cuomo knocks down complaint that attacks on Sanders and Conway are sexist
During a discussion with the New York Times‘ Maggie Haberman, CNN host Chris Cuomo expressed frustration with Trump aides Kellyanne Conway and Sarah Huckabee Sanders for continuing to lie for the president as the reporter explained that lying comes with the territory when it comes to President Donald Trump.
Addressing a report Thursday night that National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster was on the verge of being fired, — which White House spokesperson Huckabee Sander’s later denied, Cuomo wondered if it would happen on Friday anyway — thereby destroying any trust she might have left with the public.
According to Cuomo, if Trump impulsively decides to fire McMaster, she “would have no credibility.”
“If it happens today, you will know either she just lies to promote the agenda of the day, or she doesn’t know what’s going on,” Cuomo explained.
The Time’s Haberman rushed to the defense of Sanders — adding Conway into the mix — but failed to address their habit of stating as facts what is later revealed to be either spin or outright falsehoods.
“I think two people who get attacked most are Sarah Sanders and Kellyanne Conway and I don’t think that’s fair,” Haberman asserted, adding, “This stems from the president.”
“When it comes to Sanders and Kellyanne Conway, they make their own choices about what they say and what they don’t,” Cuomo chided, adding, “I’m sure they get heavy pressure.”
“I’m with Maggie,” CNN co-host Alisyn Camerota interjected. “I think they get more criticism from the public. Far more than the guys who go out and also say falsehoods and untruths.”
“But like who? Because these are main players,” Cuomo shot back.
“They are having to go out there and say things that they are being told to say,” Haberman maintained. “Now, look. this is not compulsory work. They could all find work, no question. But when you choose to work there, it should not continue to be a surprise that they are being told by their boss things to say. And I think there has been a difference over and over and over in how the women have been treated versus the men.”
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