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
Paris show of King Tutankhamun artifacts set new record with 1.42 million visitors
A blockbuster Tutankhamun show set a new all-time French record Sunday, with 1.42 million visitors flocking to see the exhibition in Paris, the organisers said.
The turnout beat the previous record set by another Tutankhamun show billed as the "exhibition of the century" in 1967, when 1.24 million queued to see "Tutankhamun and His Times" at the Petit Palais.
"Tutankhamun: Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh" -- which has been described as a "once in a generation" show -- will open in London in November.
The last time a show of comparable size about the boy king opened there in 1972 it sparked "Tutmania", with 1.6 million people thronging the British Museum.
‘Thrones’ seeks final Emmys glory — but ‘Fleabag’ springs surprise
"Fleabag" star Phoebe Waller-Bridge sprang a major surprise at the Emmys Sunday, besting eight-time acting winner Julia Louis-Dreyfus in a major upset, on a night when "Game of Thrones" takes its final tilt at television glory.
The dark British comedy -- which has grown into a phenomenon on both sides of the Atlantic after being acquired by Amazon -- also scooped the awards for best comedy writing and directing at television's answer to the Oscars.
"It's just really wonderful to know and reassuring that a dirty, pervy, angry, messed-up woman can make it to the Emmys," said Waller-Bridge, referring to her character.
‘There is no defense for the president to sacrifice national security’: Ex-White House counsel on Ukraine-gate
President Barack Obama's White House counsel, Bob Bauer, explained during a Sunday MSNBC appearance that one of the worst things President Donald Trump has done in Ukraine-gate is to put American national security in jeopardy.
"Some would like to argue the law didn’t discuss bribery. Let me go beyond that," Bauer began. "There’s not a commentator on the facts that, for example, Carol laid out, and there are more facts to be found out. I think that's the responsibility of the Congress. There's not a scholar or commentator in the know that would believe for a minute it’s not an impeach offense for the president of the United States to sacrifice national security interest of the American people to his political personal gain. I mean, there's not a question about that."