According to The New York Times, the brass at CNN have “serious questions” about the credibility of Trump adviser Kellyanne Conway, which led the cable-TV network to decline an offer for her to appear on one of its programs Sunday.
Trump’s administration reportedly did not offer to have Mike Pence on the network’s State of the Union on Sunday, and instead offered Conway. Pence appeared on all of the other major networks’ Sunday-morning political news programs.
Conway later denied the report on Twitter, saying she had family commitments that prevented her from appearing on Sunday shows.
False. I could do no live Sunday shows this week BC of family. Plus, I was invited onto CNN today & tomorrow. CNN Brass on those emails https://t.co/LVOUWIytLK
— Kellyanne Conway (@KellyannePolls) February 6, 2017
Conway has been taking criticism in recent days for slamming reporters over mistakes, while at the same time falsely claiming there was a “Bowling Green massacre” involving radicalized Iraqi refugee that was never covered by the media.
Trump has repeatedly criticized CNN as “fake news,” and the White House was reported to be “freezing out” CNN—blocking its staffers and official surrogates from appearing on the cable news network.