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After Las Vegas, Kellyanne Conway Blames Obama, Bernie, Hillary, CNN, And Elizabeth Warren

Chris Cuomo's frustration showed almost as soon as Conway was brought on camera.
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Trump's chief apologist, Kellyanne Conway attacked President Obama, Elizabeth Warren, Bernie, Hillary and blamed CNN for only reporting on Russia and not talking enough about gun violence before a mass murder occurs. early this morning.

I kid you not.

Conway literally blamed the mass murder in Nevada on CNN and the entire Democratic party instead of those worthy of ridicule like the NRA funded GOP and all their enablers because Russia has been in the news so much.

Chris Cuomo's interview turned nasty almost immediately.

After Trump visited with Las Vegas survivors, Chris asked Conway why not discuss gun safety right now.

At first Conway must have thought she was speaking to Pat Robertson because she played the empathy card for Trump.

Conway said, "He was incredibly candid, and sympathetic yesterday. The man who has a great compassion and capacity for empathy that we see here every single day who many times throughout his life and career had been asked to help people, whether it's through an opportunity lend a hand, certainly a donation and that is what he was focused on yesterday."

In other words, Trump acted like a human being for a change. And in her eyes, we must all bow down and hold a circle-jerk in his honor for doing so.

Kellyanne was ready with her patented "blame other first" defense of her boss and came with "bump stock" information to lay the automatic weapon assault at the feet of former President Obama.

Conway said, "...that should be part of the conversation and part of the facts that you put before."

Cuomo agreed.

The ATF under Obama in 2010 deemed "bump stocks" legal for technical reasons.

What Conway didn't tell you is that if Republicans had helped pass Diane Feinstein's legislation in 2012, they would have been outlawed.

Bump stocks would have been banned under legislation Feinstein introduced after the 2012 shooting of elementary students in Newtown, Conn. That effort collapsed.

And then Conway sent the interview way off the rails by supposedly doing some sort of search, maybe on Google, (maybe on one of her Russian FSB search engines on gun control) and then blamed Hillary, Warren and Bernie for not focusing on guns until this mass murder, but focusing on Russia, including CNN.


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Kellyanne said, "[Hillary] tweeted about guns one time this year. Bernie Sanders, zero times. Elizabeth Warren, zero times. They tweeted about Russia over 30 times, Sanders and Warren and to approximate CNN's own coverage, your obsession with Russia, has been to the exclusion of this conversation."

I mean, wow. Who cares what's happening in the world or the mess Trump is creating.

Kellyanne's new rules: Members of the Democratic party are only allowed to discuss policy issues if they have currently tweeted about them.

"I know the high-horse cavalry likes to run in, beating - thumping their chests after the tragedies..."

Cuomo annoyingly said, Kellyanne, I'm tired so I apologize in advance, but a lot of this doesn't wash."

And then the battle began.

Chris didn't let her get away with blaming Obama's ATF and said, "I'm saying don't cheapen what happened in Las Vegas."

She replied, "No, no, no, don't go there to get the sound bite.

Cuomo, "Oh, I'm going to go there..."

She wanted to pass judgment on anybody else but her brethren and Cuomo tried to stay on topic and current.

It got personal and ugly throughout.

Here's the entire CNN transcript.

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