President Donald Trump advisor Kellyanne Conway exploded at CNN’s Wolf Blitzer when he asked her questions about her husband, George Conway, a fierce critic of the president.
Blitzer said, “A final question, a sensitive question, and it’s a political question. It’s a substantive question. I don’t want to talk about your marriage. I know that there are issues there. Your husband George Conway is a lawyer…”
Conway interrupted, “What did you just say? Did you just say there are issues there? … Why did you say that?”
Blitzer responded, “I don’t want to talk about your marriage. I don’t want to. I want to talk about a substance of point that your husband George Conway — he was on television all day yesterday during the first day of the impeachment hearings — and he said this about the President of the United States…”
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Conway injected, “So before you play the clip, which I haven’t seen, why? Why are you doing that?”
“Because he’s a legal scholar, he’s a lawyer, and he was really going after the President of the United States, and he was all over television yesterday…” Blitzer said
“And… and he’s married to me?” Conway asked.
“He happens to be married to you,” responded Blitzer.
“He ‘happens to be married’ to me? That’s bizarre…” Conway said. “You should not have just said to your audience, ‘I don’t want to talk about your marriage, I know there are issues.’ Why did you say that? Why would you say there were issues?”
Blitzer then played the clip of George Conway saying President Trump “always sees himself first,” is “all about Trump,” and was “using the power of the presidency in its most unchecked area, foreign affairs, to advance his own personal interests as opposed to the country’s.”
Kellyanne Conway tears Wolf Blitzer into shreds with such composure when he tries to imply Conways marriage has issues ….What a tool pic.twitter.com/BV1odLL9FK
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Conway responded to the clip, “That is his opinion. And I don’t think MSNBC was lacking for anti-Trump voices. You wanted to put it in my husband’s voice because you think somehow that that’ll help your ratings, or that you’re really sticking it to Kellyanne Conway, and let me be very clear, you didn’t stick it to Kellyanne Conway. I think you embarrassed yourself, and I’m embarrassed for you because this is CNN now. I looked up to you when I was in college and law school. I would turn on CNN to see what Wolf Blitzer had to say about war, famine, disruption abroad. I really respected you for all those years as somebody who would address the news, and now the news is what somebody’s husband said on a different network.”
Conway concluded the interview by saying to Blitzer, “You’ll stay in my prayers.”