Trump spin doctor Kellyanne Conway has one of the toughest jobs in America, and for that reason we feel obliged to afford her
a bit of absolutely zero sympathy whatsoever. She gives complacency a whole new name.
But is the thick shell she’s constructed between herself and reality finally beginning to crumble? By the looks of this chat with CNN’s Jake Tapper, all signs point to ‘yes.’ And it’s about time.
Even by her standards, defending the President’s attack on the “dishonest press” for not covering terror attacks was a particularly Sisyphean task. And for Tapper it was clearly personal. He has colleagues still risking their lives every day to report on terror-stricken regions, and that’s to say nothing of the fact that terror attacks are widely covered over a vast range of media outlets the world over.
“It’s offensive,” Tapper tells Conway at one point.
And for once Conway, always ready with a fresh new dump truck of “alternative facts,” seemed deflated.
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“Saying that we don’t cover terrorism, that’s just false,” Tapper said.
Conway did try to spin it around to complain about the inordinate amount of coverage candidate Trump received during the brutal election season (arguably the only reason her guy won), but that spark we’re used to seeing from her appears to be well on its way towards extinguished.
“That’s a lovely spin, but that’s not what he was saying Kellyanne,” Tapper immediately responds, turning the conversation to Trump’s explicit accusation that the media has some “ulterior motive” for brushing terror attacks under the proverbial rug.
Then he brings up the recent deadly terror attack last month at a mosque in Quebec City, carried out by a white nationalist supporter of Trump.
“President Trump has not said or tweeted one public word about this,” Tapper said, asking, “You want to talk about ignoring terrorism, why hasn’t the president offered his sympathy to our neighbors in the north?”
No human being can continue on Kellyanne’s path without losing steam (hello Bowling Green massacre), and this ship looks like it’s about to go down.
Interview Part 2:
The whole Rumpster administration is cracked up…
PRINCE OF SNARKNESS aka DIVKID
How is it she (and they) can be allowed to get away with shit like this? If basic trust with your government is broken like this democracy is seriously imperilled. Surely even you conservatives must see the dangerous precedent this sets..this ebbing away of accountability, this attrition, can only lead to authoritarian dictatorship, if not now it’s laying the groundwork for it in the not too distant future, on the basis boiling frog principle. You Trumpists are so fond of throwing around the word “cuck” but that’s what you are allowing to happen to you too by this high-handed Orwellian takeover
I think they should just commission an alternative reality game from tell tale games where there is a daily episode with various choices for his supporters to play and choose the options they like, pretending they live in said world. Then he wouldn’t have to actually do anything but they are happy. Not that different from their consumption of his lies atm.
I’ve been saying the same thing. How can even conservatives allow America to be run by a dictator who models himself after Putin and Hitler? He out down America lying that we kill journalists too like Putin? All for their supreme court pick? Hopefully truth always wins.
PRINCE OF SNARKNESS aka DIVKID
They brazenly lie to the people like they have nothing but contempt for them..like it’s all a big game..like you don’t deserve the truth because you little people don’t matter
REPUBLICANS the New Taliban. RESIST#
I love this article. Queerty, More politics, please. Especially now, stay informed. New York Times is riveting. The best saying heard last week was “outrage fatigue.” It’s true! Stay tuned, despite the negativity and frustration. Now, more than ever, stay tuned. Support your online newspapers. Get a stack of postcards and have them all stamped, addressed, and ready to be sent. Anger and unresolved pain make words come out harsher than needed. Professional, resolute, appealing people have better outcomes. Indivisible is a sneaker wave; the tea party GOP will be detritus on the shore once this 50-foot wave comes in. (woof.) Crispy, desiccated tea party-bits, blowing into the drier sand, little by-the-wind-sailors. If you thought your dog’s gas was bad before, just wait until the GOP remnants make their way into your old Labrador. yeah. Fight like you mean it. An indivisible 50-foot wave, join.
Roll up Roll up!
Please, ladies & gentlemen, please, place your bets……….
How long before Conway & Spicer are dumped by Trump the chump for ‘not getting his message across in a way that the President should be believed & respected?’
Place your bets please……….
(next bet will be, which one of those sacked people will go to he press first & tell their story of what it is like inside Trump Showers?)
1st 100 days of shame.
Leaks reveal that there are vying factions amid the children. Toxic.
I think she’ll stay for a while. She’s just TOO STUPID to know what a idiot she is. She probably likes when he grabs her crotch. I’m sure with those hillbilly buck teeth she doesn’t get any action.
See how close I am to what is happening?
Flynn – GONE
Spicer – RUMOURS ARE TRUMP AIN’T HAPPY
Conway – GET YOUR COAT SCARECROW OF TRUTH
The House of Cards begins to fall!
Trump has awakened the 400 pound gorilla in the room and that gorilla’s name is DEMOCRACY. Participation in the political process has never been higher, but despite the idiocy of Trump’s actions, the Republican Party’s candidates have never been more cowardly, afraid to be on the receiving end of a “Tweet from the Dumpster”. We Americans may have lost a few skirmishes, but there is a storm a’ brewing and “You’d better get out of the way if you can’t lend a hand, For the Times They Are A’ Changing>
They won the battle; we’ll win the war. Democracy, we will protect it. The Supreme Court is in danger of losing status. Coercion. Our reputation with the rest of the world is spiraling. Financial foxes are minding the henhouse. Trump did away with the fiduciary protections that President Obama created to protect 401ks and retirement accounts. Now stockbrokers can invest in b.s. that will make them money, but harm the savers. The unions may go toothless by Friedrich’s v California Teachers Association when union dues become optional, further peril for the average working strata. Betsy Devos and the Zika virus will bolster future GOP voting pools, so we must focus on 2018, as the new census is coming and 2020 is around the corner. No time to go docile. Indivisible. “Get up, get up, and get out.” (Iggy Pop)
Great reporting…thank you Queerity!
Were I Kelly Mae I would go to Trump and tell him point-blank “I want ONE MILLION dollars per month or I am going to hold a press conference and tell the world what a mistake I and everyone else in your administration made by joining you”. I bet he would give in because it would trigger an avalanche if she walks out. He’ll be gone in a few months anyway. Whatever it is Putin has on him people on the Hill are aware of and won’t shut up about it much longer.
He needs to go back and direct is tacky reality show. Oh that’s right, he still doing that! He seems to have a lot of time on his hands if he can spend time directing a reality TV show.
Oh it would be a great thought to have him go away, I think he’s going to manage to stay through the four years and drag us through the mud.
@btrmale……I doubt he will last the year. The established GOP has already tired of him and are WELL aware of what lies down the road but they know they have no other choice but to tolerate him for now because it would be too chaotic if they followed their conscious and got rid of him now, like they would love to do. Have you taken note of how no one is coming forward to support his ignorance except those he appointed? They have something SERIOUS on this guy and I am willing to bet it involves women and drugs while he was in Moscow. I bet I am correct.
Kellyanne is so full of BS it’s disgusting. Every word that comes out of her mouth is like a sugar-coated campaign ad. Why bother even interviewing her since we already know exactly what she’s going to say. This aministration makes the Nixon WH look honest. It’s just a never-ending stream of lies, disinformation, distraction, and ego validation.
I’m really falling in love with, Jack tapper, more and more everyday ! He really cuts through the repuglican bullshit 🙂
Jake Tapper is a man’s, man. Manly, yet I like him too. Cabernet gets better with age. His eye registers truth and sincerity; impossible to fake.
So basically all she had to say for 20 minutes is that the media are not reporting on Trump’s administration in the way Trump would like then to report and that he is not happy about it. You know things are in bad shape when the White House spends that much time whining that ‘it’s just not fair’ instead of dealing actual pertinent issues that affect people’s lives.
Starting to crack? She’s as smooth as ever.
The interviewer doesn’t have the least clue as to how to unhinge an alligator at its jaws.
Bless her heart! The ship is sinking and she is trying to keep it afloat!
Water is leaching beyond the bilge.
There was so much gobble-de-gook in the first interview, I KNEW I couldn’t make it through the second one without vomiting. Horse-face Con-woman needs her mouth sewn up and given a snail’s brain… Maybe THAT would help her a little bit.
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