Kellyanne Conway contradicts Trump's reason for firing James Comey in TV interview

Posted May 12, 2017

White House counselor Kellyanne Conway charged CNN's Anderson Cooper with sexism rolling his eyes during a recent interviewing that quickly went viral.

Conway responded to the eye roll that launched a thousand GIFs Thursday on Fox & Friends. Could you imagine having a male anchor on a network roll eyes at Hillary Clinton or a female representative spokeswoman for President Obama or President Bill Clinton?

"I think you're looking at the wrong set of facts here", Conway said.

Conway appeared in the interview with Cooper to defend the firing of James Comey as the Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation earlier this week by President Trump.

But the sharpest exchange came after Cooper played a series of video clips showing Trump praising Comey in the past.

Conway responded, "You are conflating two things that don't belong together".

Meanwhile, Cooper pressed on, asking Conway why it wasn't fair game to refer to Trump's remarks as a candidate: "So that person doesn't exist anymore, candidate Donald Trump?". Comey oversaw the probe into alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election and had been investigating possible ties between Trump associates and Russian officials.

"This man is the President of the United States, he acted decisively today", Conway said after accusing Cooper of "going back to the campaign". Believe me, when it comes to actual sexism and fake sexism, Kellyanne Conway knows the difference.

Cooper then gave a pretty big eye roll and continued with his line of questioning. I have no doubt that she's probably experienced sexism and misogyny at some point in her life because, let's be honest, what woman hasn't?

Conway also earlier this year talked about the fictional "Bowling Green massacre" during an interview.

Conway tried to turn a conversation about Trump's hypocrisy into a celebration of his campaign's success in MI. Her refusal to acknowledge universal sexism does not negate the fact that she can experience it herself, but she should have acknowledged that Clinton and other women have also had similar experiences rather than trying to distance herself from them.