Kellyanne Conway says President Donald Trump wants to make regular appearances on “Fox & Friends” — where he potentially created a mountain of legal problems for himself this week with a rambling interview.
The White House adviser appeared Friday morning to clean up after the president, who undercut some of his own legal arguments and tossed longtime attorney Michael Cohen overboard.
“Tough act to follow with yesterday’s interview,” Conway said.
The interview has dominated coverage since it aired Thursday morning, but Fox News barely mentioned the president’s appearance — which the co-hosts cut short despite Trump’s willingness to continue to generate newsworthy statements.
“By the way, I know our producers were working for a very long time to set that up,” said co-host Steve Doocy. “Thank you very much for making that all happen, it was great.”
Many viewers noted that the “Fox & Friends” hosts seemed to grow increasingly alarmed as the president ranted against the media and his political enemies, and contradict arguments made by attorneys in civil and criminal cases involving his associates.
“The president wanted to do that,” Conway said. “The president had a great time bringing his case to the American people, as he does on social media and these bilateral Q&As and certainly on the South Lawn and press pool sprays and other interviews, and the president said he would like to perhaps come once a month as news breaks.”
Doocy yelped and started applauding, although the best grim-faced co-host Brian Kilmeade could muster was, “that would be great.”
“Pretty much a monthly basis,” Conway said. “Back in the private sector he was on every week, every Monday. At certain times, same time every weekend, he was going through 15 or 20 minutes of his view on policy. Many people went back to listen to the interviews for clues as how he might govern as the president and his issues of the day.”
Conway praised her boss for clearly articulating his views on important issues, although the president spent much of his time singling out his critics on television and then insisting he was too busy to watch.
“You see that consistency, that unbroken thread between some of those interviews and much of the policies today,” she said. “I had to credit him yesterday, I said, ‘You didn’t even put a semicolon in there — you covered so much territory,’ that he leaves the rest of us cold in terms of our analytical and conversational skills. The president was able to cover so much ground with you yesterday and appreciated the platform because it connects him with the American people, not just on Fox News, but at that really was the buzz around the globe yesterday in large part, because everybody had to replay your clips. That must have been delicious.”
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) April 27, 2018
One in five US Twitter users follows Trump: survey
Nineteen percent of US Twitter users follow President Donald Trump on the social platform, and a majority of those people approve of his job performance, a survey showed Monday.
The Pew Research Center report suggests Trump's @realDonaldTrump account -- with more than 60 million followers worldwide -- has succeeded in developing an audience largely favorable to his comments, which often generate controversy.
The report is based on a survey of 2,388 US adults who use Twitter and gave Pew permission to review their personal public-facing accounts, between December 2018 and July 2019.
Meghan McCain complains that Trump’s racist jabs make her job harder: ‘It’s humiliating for me to be on TV’
Meghan McCain hammered her fellow Republicans for staying silent about President Donald Trump's latest racist attack -- and complained that his slurs made her job harder.
"The View" co-host condemned Trump's attack on four Democratic congresswomen that she has frequently criticized, and she was deeply disappointed to see Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) defend the president.
"It's deeply xenophobic and racist on a lot of different levels," McCain said. "My sister was not born in this country, okay? My sister wasn't born here, she's as American in every way as I am and everybody else. She also has been subjected to many racist political campaigns, which by the way, Lindsey Graham, you were present for. I remember seeing you there when it happened, so seeing that on 'Fox & Friends' was particularly, particularly hurtful."
Trump’s chief of staff is ‘building an empire for the right wing’ behind the scenes: report
When Mick Mulvaney was representing South Carolina during his years in the U.S. House of Representatives, the far-right Republican had no interest in moderation: he was a member of the Tea Party and the House Freedom Caucus, and he was happy to talk to the John Birch Society. Mulvaney has since gone on to serve in the Trump administration, most recently as acting White House chief of staff — and an in-depth report by Seung Min Kim, Lisa Rein, Josh Dawsey and Erica Werner for the Washington Post delves into the ways in which Mulvaney, now 51, has favored a take-no-prisoners approach when it comes to pushing President Donald Trump’s agenda and doing everything he can to erase former President Barack Obama’s achievements.