December 2, 2016

Trump's former campaign manager Kellyanne Conway had trouble double talking her way out of answering whether Trump's tweet that he would have won the popular vote if millions of illegal votes were cast without any evidence to back up his claims.

Conway joined ABC's Good Morning America and host George Stephanopoulos asked Conway about Trump's tweet and said, "[Trump] sent out the tweet saying he would have won the popular vote if millions of illegal voters had not voted. That claim is groundless. Isn't it irresponsible for a president-elect to make false statements like that?"

Conway immediately began changing the topic to fake news and after a few minutes became flustered because Stephanopoulos keep trying to make her answer his question.

She replied, "I think it's groundless for -- talk about fake news. the fake news is that somehow the popular vote is more important than the electoral college vote now. I mean, I watched ABC and other networks are you religiously, George. All I saw was Road to 270. I never heard road to popular."

George said, "That's not what I asked. No one is questioning -- no one is questioning the victory. I said is it appropriate, is it responsible for a president-elect to make false statements like that?"

Conway changed topics again and launched into a long diatribe about recounts in other states and then brought up Kris Kobach's unfounded assertions about voter fraud in Kansas.

(I wrote about Kris Kobach's bogus statements here)

Conway said, "The President-elect has been talking to different people including Kris Kobach of Kansas about voting irregularities or the number of illegal votes that may have been cast, and i believe he based his information on that."

George replied, "There is no evidence that there were millions of illegal votes, zero."

Conway continued to whine about the media and legal recounts that are being conducted and cried, "Why can't you allow this President-elect to form his government the way that President Obama and Secretary Clinton had suggested they would like him to do?"

Here's where she feigned ignorance...

George pressed again, "Is that statement by President-elect Trump true?

Conway said, "I'm sorry?"

George asked again, "Is that statement by President-elect Trump true?"

She mentioned Kris Kobach's name again and then went on another tangent until the segment ended.

Asking for a direct answer when Trump continues to promote outright propaganda and conspiracy theories is somehow no longer being permitted by the Trump camp.

CNN's David Gergen maybe on to something.

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