Trump spokesidiot Kellyanne Conway appeared on Tuesday’s Today Show to talk about the resignation of Trump National Security Advisor Michael Flynn. But if she thought she was going to have an easy time of it, like her boss did when Matt Lauer hosted the “Commander In Chief Forum,” she was wrong.
Conway was her usual, nonsensical self in the interview, and Lauer was having none of it. He starts by asking whether Flynn would have been allowed to continue as National Security Advisor had he not resigned, despite the fact that he misled the administration about his conversation with the Russian ambassador.
“That fact is what became unsustainable, actually,” she says. “I think that misleading the vice president was the key here.”
Lauer pushes back with an observation that the White House was informed a month ago that Flynn had not been honest regarding his conversation with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak. In other words, Trump has known about this for a while. Why was it ignored until Flynn was forced to resign?
Conway is a master at saying whatever she wants to say, no matter what question she was asked. Once again, she doesn’t disappoint. She tells Lauer that his description of events is “one characterization.” From there she goes on to create today’s “WTF Kellyanne” moment, stating the obvious — that Flynn had been allowed to continue in his capacity as National Security Advisor.
Lauer is incredulous.
Kellyanne, that makes no sense. Last month the Justice Department warned the White House that General Flynn had misled them. And that as a result, he was vulnerable to blackmail. And at that moment he still had the complete trust of the president?
It’s good to see people like Lauer begin to call out the nonsense that spews from the mouths of Trump’s advisors. But listening to this segment, you quickly realize that in the space of about two minutes, Conway managed to shed absolutely zero light on the issue at hand. Challenging her assertions is good, but at some point news outlets have to say “Why are we wasting time talking to her at all?”
Here’s the conversation, via NBC:
— TODAY (@TODAYshow) February 14, 2017