A combative Kellyanne Conway attempted an ardent defense of President Donald Trump’s assertion that Democrats are responsible for the deaths of immigrant children only to be shut down with CNN’s Dana Bash.
Responding to questions about Trump’s Saturday tweet, Bash confronted the senior White House adviser over the president’s lack of empathy, only for Conway to attempt to shift the blame to the children’s parents and — once again — the Democrats.
“Kellyanne, I want to talk about that policy in a minute, but the idea that the president’s aides, now you’re one of them, have said that they have empathy for the deaths of children, who are coming across the border with their parents,” Bash pressed, “But the president hasn’t. The only thing he has said is something that is very political and, frankly, misleading with regard to Democrats being culpable for the deaths of children.”
As Conway attempted to shift blame and ignore Trump’s response, Bash cut her off.
“It’s also important to note that the president tweeted not just that Democrats are responsible but that they were ill before they were coming over and his own government,” Bash explained before adding “CBP has said in several statements that they tracked them and that that’s not the case.”
“I don’t like some of the Democrats using these deaths as political pawns,” Conway shot back.
“Isn’t that exactly what the president just did?” Bash insisted.
“No, the president is not doing that!” Conway snapped.
‘You have to think about it?’ Kris Kobach goes down in epic flames when CNN’s Cuomo asks if he’d vote for a racist
Kris Kobach went down in flames going up against CNN host Chris Cuomo on Tuesday, as the Kansas Republican attempted to "explain" what President Donald Trump "really said" about the four congresswomen of color he attacked Sunday.
Cuomo read Trump's quotes aloud asking if they were racist.
"Now you're editorializing it," Kobach said. "The problem with Twitter, it's 140 characters and since it's so vague--"
As a point of fact, Trump used three tweets to say what he said about the women, not editing it down to 280 characters.
"He said the words," Cuomo fact-checked.
CNN blasted for giving a platform to white supremacist Richard Spencer to defend Trump’s racism
CNN was highly criticized on Monday for interviewing Richard Spencer, an avowed white supremacist who took part in the fatal "Unite the Right" rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.
"CNN interviewed white supremacist Richard Spencer during a Tuesday segment on President Donald Trump’s racist tweets, in another example of a news outlet inadvertently giving a large platform to white supremacists," The Daily Beast reported.
Texas Republican women think Trump wasn’t being racist — because ‘he didn’t say a color’
On Tuesday, CNN reporter Randi Kaye interviewed a group of eight Texas GOP women about President Donald Trump's racist attacks on four black and brown congresswomen who have criticized him. And they broadly refused to accept that his behavior was racist.
"How many of you don’t think what the president said was racist, raise your hand?" said Kaye, continuing in a voiceover, "These eight Republican women from Dallas don't see anything wrong with President Trump telling four Democratic Congress to go back to where they came from.
"He was saying if they hate America so much because what we’re seeing out of them and hearing out of them, they hate America," said one woman. "If it’s so bad, there's a lot of places they can go."