During a Fox News interview with White House counselor Kellyanne Conway, Fox anchor Bill Hemmer tried to ask her about her husband, Trump-skeptic conservative lawyer George Conway, who just publicly called President Donald Trump a racist — and Conway was not happy.
“We’re tight on time,” said Hemmer. “Your husband penned a piece in the Washington Post. The title, ‘I denied that Trump is a racist. Not anymore.’ You’ve seen it. Do you agree with your husband?”
“I totally disagree,” said Conway heatedly. “I work with this president and I know him. I know his heart and actions and how much he has helped people of color and I go by what people do, not what other people say about them.”
“And also, respectfully, I’m not going to run around pointing out everybody’s disagreements with the people in their lives,” Conway added angrily. “I sure could. I could point out people’s disagreement with their former spouses and current spouses and future spouses and partners. But I won’t do that. I would caution all those people who asked me to gaggle now not to do that.”
“I know what the president has done,” she continued. “People are no longer languishing in prison. Fewer people are getting addicted to drugs and are in treatment. He is lifting up in this economy people of all backgrounds and races, both genders, all geographic and demographic location. I go by what he does. I’ve been by his side for over three years now. I know who he is. But we’re sick and tired of people denigrating the American flag, the American military, veterans and America. People are analogizing red hats to a swastika.”
GOP lawmaker goes on extended rant about Schiff to duck Tapper questions about Trump intimidating witnesses
On Sunday morning House Intelligence Committee member Rep. Mike Murphy (R-OH) attempted to blow off questions by CNN's Jake Tapper over whether President Donald Trump was trying to intimidate former Ukraine Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch with a tweet during her testimony, choosing instead to attack committee chairman Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) for wanting to impeach the president.
Following a long interview where the State of the Union host had to correct the Ohio Republican's assertions multiple times -- with Tapper once flatly stating "That's not true" -- the CNN host asked about Trump's tweets that were immediately characterized as witness intimidation.
Chris Wallace crushes GOP Whip Steve Scalise’s twisted defense of Trump: ‘We’re not talking about the whistleblower’
House Minority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA) struggled on Sunday to defend President Donald Trump's alleged attempt to bribe the president of Ukraine to investigate Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden.
During an interview on FOX News Sunday, Wallace grilled Scalise about reports that U.S. Ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland was overheard saying Trump only cared about things that benefit him like an investigation into Biden.
Wallace pointed out that Trump "never mentions the word corruption" in either of his telephone calls with Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky but he did mention Joe Biden and his son.
We’re watching the same impeachment hearings, but seeing vastly different TV shows
Are we watching the same show?” Let me tell you, critics love this timeworn retort from readers or other media types who disagree with something they’ve said or written about a favorite episode or series.
This article first appeared in Salon.
Opinions are singular and can be based on observation, structural minutiae, or simple gut feeling. They’re neither right nor wrong, unless some element of that opinion is related to a false premise. Or, and this seems to be more likely to be the case now than ever, unless the person declaring that your opinion is incorrect – not debatable, simply wrong – is utterly convinced they, themselves, are right. Nothing can persuade them otherwise.