Somebody give Kellyanne Conway an Emmy already
Kellyanne Conway likely didn’t expect to answer questions about Tuesday’s bombshell revelations about an unverified intelligence report circulated among top government officials for months that alleges President-elect Trump is in the pocket of the Russian government (and revealed a possible penchant for piss play). At the time of Conway’s scheduled taping on “Late Night with Seth Meyers,” BuzzFeed had not yet published the sordid details of the report, but CNN had just revealed that both Trump and President Obama had been briefed on the report as part of their meetings with the nation’s intelligence leaders last week. It was one of the first things Meyers brought up.
Conway really does deserve an Emmy for her performance here. She begins by addressing that the report is from an unverified, anonymous source, and attempts to discredit it by saying Hillary Clinton’s camp may have been involved in its creation and its based on Russian investigators (the report, however, is reportedly the work of a British spy).
“I have to say, as an American citizen regardless of your party or if you don’t like politics at all, which are many Americans,” Conway said, “we should be concerned that intelligence officials leak to the press and won’t go and tell the president-elect or the president of the United States himself now, Mr. Obama, what the information is. They’d rather go tell the press.”
“But the report was about them going to the president,” Meyers countered, as that was indeed the lead of CNN’s report. “I believe it said they did brief him on it.”
“Well, he has said that he is not aware of that,” Conway said.
“Well, okay, that concerns me,” Meyers said, to the applause of the audience.
Conway at that point attempted to twist the comment into an example of the media being bias against her boss, asserting, “No, no. That’s not fair, and that’s not true.”
“What? That I’m concerned?” Meyers asked. “I assure you I am.”
Later in the interview, Meyers addressed a statement Conway earlier said about the need for Americans to trust what’s in the president’s heart, not what comes out of his mouth.
— Matt Wilstein (@TheMattWilstein) January 11, 2017