On Sunday, White House counselor Kellyanne Conway appeared on Fox News in hopes of defending Donald Trump and his unsuccessful war with the media. Attempting to deflect the blame for an atrocious transition into the presidency, Conway looked to spin the idea that these claims were manufactured “sideshows.”
When host Howard Kurtz made the fair comparison to President Trump’s late night Twitter binges, she backed away from the argument and attempted to change course.
“This is the way he communicates and connects directly with people, and it’s a democratization of information for him.”
Failing to defend Trump’s actions, she blamed his incessant tweeting on his unfair representation in the media.
“…we’ll make a comment after those findings [the wire-tapping investigation] are complete.”
Conway goes on to unsuccessfully defend the decision to repeal Obamacare, with Hurtz adding that even House conservatives are not in support of the proposed new health care plan. Conway parrots the same response constantly touted by Trump, stating they would be “repealing and replacing Obamacare with a better system.” Although stating that the new system would be better for Americans, she does not elaborate on how the plan will be successfully implemented.
Conway ends the interview by once again switching the focus to the poor relationship between the press and the president, going on to say:
“The President has made it very clear that he would like to have a good relationship with the press, but it is a two-way street.”
With constant attacks made by Trump, ranging from press conferences to Twitter, it doesn’t seem as though he will genuinely ever want a “good relationship with the press.”