When ABC’s George Stephanopoulos called out the Trump White House for lying about the Russia scandal, even perpetual Trump lie machine Kellyanne Conway broke down and began to make no sense while stumbling over her words and talking about Obama, Hillary Clinton, and Benghazi.
CONWAY: The most important thing that Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said there, which is completely, true is that there’s no consequence to any of these meetings.
The president weighed in as a father. He did not dictate the statement.
STEPHANOPOULOS: But first the White House and the president’s lawyer said he wasn’t involved at all. They didn’t tell the truth.
CONWAY: George, you know, I know there’s this whole thing about everybody wants to take…
STEPHANOPOULOS: About telling the truth.
CONWAY: You know, let’s talk about — let’s — no, OK. Well, let’s talk about telling the truth. Let’s talk about a president looking Americans in the eye, who are still suffering eight years later, who were lied to. If you like your plan, you can keep your plan. If you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor. Benghazi happened because of a video. Go tell the families of those four innocent Americans —
STEPHANOPOULOS: Kellyanne, you’re simply changing the subject.
CONWAY: — who were slaughtered in Benghazi that that lie mattered.
STEPHANOPOULOS: Hold on a second. You’re changing the subject.
CONWAY: No. No. That is a subject. Let’s talk about credibility that impacts people.
STEPHANOPOULOS: Going back to President Obama and Hillary Clinton.
Right there, I said directly different —
CONWAY: Those were big lies!
STEPHANOPOULOS: — directly different responses within two weeks. How do you explain that?
CONWAY: George —
She can’t explain why Trump and the White House keep changing their story when it comes to Russia. Conway’s explanation consisted of ranting about Obamacare, blaming Barack Obama, bringing up Benghazi and Hillary Clinton, and never answering the question.
The official White House position is that the Russia scandal both doesn’t exist and is a Democratic plot to get Trump. Conway’s meltdown into a pile of old Fox News stories shows that the walls are closing in on Trump, and the people around him are defenseless to hold back the growing Russia scandal tide.
Mr. Easley is the founder/managing editor and Senior White House and Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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