Kellyanne Conway, senior adviser to President Donald Trump, argued during an interview on “Fox News Sunday” that pundits who “talked smack” about the president should be “let go” by their networks.
“Who is cleaning house?” she asked during the interview that aired Sunday. “Which one is going to be the first network to get rid of these people, the people who think things were just not true, it happened last week.”
“Talk about ‘alternative facts,’” she added, a reference to her appearance on NBC’s “Meet The Press” last week.
Conway said the pundits should be “embarrassed” by their analysis.
“Not one network person has been let go,” she said:
Not one silly political analyst and pundit who talked smack all day long about Donald Trump has been let go. They are panels every Sunday, they are on cable news every day. Who is the first editorial writer? Where is the first blogger that will be let go, that embarrassed his or her outlets? We know all their names. I’m too polite to call them out by name, but they know who they are, and they are all wondering, ‘Will I be the first to go?’ The election was three months ago. None of them have been let go.
Conway’s remark ignored that Fox News did not renew the contract of columnist George Will, a vocal critic of Trump. Will told the Washington Post that Fox “didn’t say, and I didn’t ask” why he was let go, although he added that “there are a number of people [at Fox] enthusiastic about the 45th president, and I’m not.”
Conway claimed that “we turn the other cheek” from criticism.
“If you are part of team Trump, you walk around with these gaping, seeping wounds every day, and that’s fine,” she said.
Conway said there has been no coverage of actions Trump took to “boost wages and create jobs” in the first week of his administration. She also defended Trump’s executive order barring refugees and others from seven predominantly Muslim countries from entering the U.S.
(H/T Real Clear Politics)
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