Kellyanne Conway: ‘CNN Interfered In The Election’ By Reporting On The Access Hollywood Tape

Kellyanne Conway: ‘CNN Interfered In The Election’ By Reporting On The Access Hollywood Tape

In the middle of a marathon, off-the-rails, insane shoutfest in which CNN anchor Chris Cuomo repeatedly attempted to get her to admit that the president lied, White House counselor Kellyanne Conway went full Kellyanne by accusing the network of being the one to interfere in the 2016 presidential election.

With Cuomo having spent the first ten minutes or so of the interview trying to get a straight answer out of Conway regarding the president’s documented lies about hush payments made to women during the campaign, she did a classic Conway deflection by asking what charges have been filed against the president. This led to her complaining about CNN’s reporting (natch) before doing her normal routine of waving off Russian election interference and meddling.

After tossing out one of her standard snarky lines about Democrats not traveling to swing states and instead blaming Russians, Conway delivered this, umm, observation:

“You should be reminded that every single night CNN was featuring another woman with another story. You played the Access Hollywood tape constantly thinking it would hurt the candidate, he would never be elected. CNN interfered in the election daily by shifting the scales!”

Yep, you read that right. Conway feels that a news network reporting on the biggest story impacting the presidential election at the time was election interference.

Cuomo reacted by asking the veteran pollster if the network was a foreign power as she took a further shot by calling CNN’s polling “phony.” The CNN anchor pushed back that he’s been criticized by many for not pushing back on Trump’s lying and dishonesty enough.

Kellyanne would quickly go down her favorite rabbit hole of whining that all of the good stuff that the Trump administration is doing isn’t getting discussed enough by the mainstream media.

Watch the clip above, via CNN.

Justin Baragona

Justin Baragona is the founder/publisher of Contemptor and a contributor to The Daily Beast. He was previously the Cable News Correspondent for Mediaite and prior to starting Contemptor, he worked on the editorial staff of PoliticusUSA. During that time, he had his work quoted by USA Today and BBC News, among others. Justin began his published career as a political writer for 411Mania. He resides in St. Louis, MO with his wife and pets.