President Donald Trump may seem impervious to scandals and now his advisors are testing to see if they are too.
Take White House advisor Kellyanne Conway — who, according to multiple reports, led by the New York Times — was turned down by CNN’s Sunday public affairs show “State of the Union” as a guest because she is a liar.
The rejection came just days after the frequent Trump surrogate repeated her claim on national television that a pair of Muslim terrorists committed mass murder during the non-existent "Bowling Green massacre."
She called it a one-time honest mistake - but other interviews aired Monday showed she’d made the same claim twice before.
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The Kellyanne ban lasted until Tuesday afternoon when she turned up on CNN to explain away the president’s false claims that the media ignores terrorist attacks.
Amazingly she also disputed her boss’ frequent claim that CNN is fake news.
It’s not, she said.
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Her appearance with Tapper came shortly after Tuesday’s daily White House briefing, in which press secretary Sean Spicer denied reports that Conway had been rejected by CNN as a guest on Sunday.
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CNN fired back almost immediately on Twitter: “CNN was clear, on the record, about our concerns about Kellyanne Conways credibility to the New York Times and others,” network officials said. “We have not ‘retracted’ nor ‘walked back’ those comments. Those are the facts.”
Conway, credited with orchestrating Trump's stunning election triumph, is a master communicator, so it was already difficult to swallow her excuses that she misspoke.
And it turns out she had blatantly lied about the same subject before — in Jan. 29 interview with Cosmopolitan.
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It speaks to the tremendous wealth of forgiveness Americans have for perpetrators of scandal, that Conway seems so comfortable dropping whoppers on so massive a scale.
And it speaks to the tremendous success the Trump administration has had with discrediting news organizations they don’t like.
Even kindergarten kids know they get in trouble for lying. CNN can't ban Trump, but steering clear of Conway's B.S. for a day or two is good message to send.
Unfortunately, given her place in the world right now there are 1,000 other members of the media who will give her a microphone.
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