Sean Spicer defended Kellyanne Conway during today’s press briefing, and said that Conway’s remark that microwaves can be used to conduct surveillance was made “in jest.”
“I think there’s pretty sound evidence that the microwave is not a sound way of surveilling someone. I think that has been cleaned up. It was made in a jest. So I think we can put that to rest.”
The question came following an interview published in a New Jersey newspaper in which Conway mentioned “microwaves that turn into cameras” when discussing surveillance methods.
“What I can say is there are many ways to surveil each other,” Conway told the New Jersey’s Bergen County Record. “You can surveil someone through their phones, certainly through their television sets — any number of ways.”
The remark prompted mockery on late-show programming and President Obama’s former White House photographer poked at it.
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