White House counselor Kellyanne Conway reignited the White House’s bitter rivalry with CNN on Sunday, buying and selling blows with host Brian Stelter over his community’s protection of the administration.
During a contentious alternate on “Reliable Sources,” CNN’s media-centric weekend information present, Conway was requested a few new ballot exhibiting President Donald Trump’s approval score at a historic low for a president lower than 10 months into his time period, and what the White House deliberate to do about their “credibility crisis.”
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Conway, who has sparred with a number of CNN personalities over the media’s protection of the president since Trump entered the West Wing in January, fired again in opposition to Stelter’s “hyperbolic” line of questioning, accusing the community of refusing to cowl coverage issues and powerful financial figures below Trump.
“CNN used to be a place where people can tune in and get the news all day long. Now they get spin and people’s opinion. And I think CNN should own it,” Conway stated.
The White House counselor charged that it was in CNN’s “commercial interest to be anti-Trump,” and challenged them to “own it.”
“I understand that you don’t want an adversarial media,” Stelter fired again. “I guess you just want everybody to be like Fox News, state-run media.”
Conway rebuffed the assertion, taunting Stelter over the community’s rankings.
“Stop being so jealous of Fox News, Brian, and their rankings,” Conway stated.
President Trump has often attacked CNN over its reporting of the White House, dubbing them the “Fake News Network” and overtly sparring with their reporters throughout press conferences.
“I like real news, you are fake news,” Trump stated to CNN White House correspondent Jim Acosta in August after being questioned about his response to the rioting in Charlottesville, Va., earlier that month.
In July, Trump took his rhetorical conflict on the community to new heights, posting a brief video on his account depicting himself body-slamming a wrestler whose head had been changed by the brand for CNN.