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.
Entire CNN panel beats down Santorum for Ukraine misinformation: ‘You don’t get to decide what the facts are’
Conservative CNN contributor Rick Santorum was called out on Sunday after he seemed to be uneducated about President Donald Trump's attempt to have Ukraine investigate Joe Biden and his son.
During a panel discussion on CNN, Republican contributor Mia Love said that Trump's communication with Ukraine was not "appropriate" if he was looking for campaign help.
"There is no equivalence between Joe Biden and Hunter Biden and what this president has allegedly done," Democratic consultant Karen Finney noted. "The things that were investigated against the Bidens [were] shelved, totally debunked."
Tapper smacks Mnuchin with Trump kids’ international business deals after attack on Biden son
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Mnuchin first dismissed reporting by the Washington Post and the conservative Wall Street Journal that Donald Trump was withholding Ukraine funding in an effort to get dirt on Biden and his son -- saying neither newspaper could be trusted -- he then complained to the CNN host about having to spend seven and a half minutes talking about Trump's Ukraine scandal.
Trump felt free to ask for Ukraine election interference after Mueller let him off the hook: Wired reporter Garrett Graff
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"You know, Garrett, there may be some people thinking 'Gosh, we just got out of the whole scenario with the Mueller report. Now we have this again,'" said anchor Christi Paul. "Do you get a sense that there are people looking at this saying 'I think I have confidence in the 2020 election?'"