Just when the “Never Hillary” crowd is seeing hope on the horizon, Megyn Kelly put Trump campaign manager, Kellyanne Conway through the ringer.
Conway told Kelly on Fox News’ “The Kelly File” Monday that Trump had the “best week ever” and attributed part of that to his recent speeches and going to back to his authentic self. But it wasn’t long before Kelly put the kibosh on that, as the discussion turned to the heated topic of illegal immigration.
Conway said immigration is a complex matter, and that Trump is seeking advisement on many fronts before he’ll be ready to re-address the nation on the issue. Conway maintained Trump’s stance on immigration hasn’t changed.
“First, secure the borders and actually apply and enforce the law,” Conway said, stating that enforcing laws already on the books, would go a long way in getting a handle on out of control illegal immigration.
“Secondly, you have to deport those who’ve committed crimes…”
That’s when Kelly interrupted and accused Conway of using generic Republican talking points. Kelly cut straight to the chase and asked if Trump would be implementing a “deportation force” to remove illegal immigrants from the country.
Conway reiterated that enforcing laws already in place would go a long way on that front and pushed back hard on Kelly’s assertion that the Trump campaign is now making “wiggle room” to get out of earlier campaign promises.
“This is someone who I always hear say the same thing in private as in public, I assure you,” Conway said denying that Trump was flip-flopping on the issue.
Conway said that Trump is looking at the most fair and humane ways to enforce the laws already on the books while ensuring that American jobs will be secure for legal Americans first and foremost.
Kelly then went off track to bring up Trump’s “personal insults” and brought up Trump’s recent attack where he threatened to expose MSNBC’s “neurotic, insecure” Mika Brzezinski. Trump tweeted that one day he’d “tell the real story” behind an alleged affair between “Morning Joe” hosts Joe Scarborough and “long-time girlfriend” Brzezinski.
Conway maintained that Trump was attacked first, and basically said it’s Trump’s modus operandi to swing back, although she affirmed that Trump should probably save his attacks for Hillary Clinton going forward.
Kelly’s grilling comes after news that Liberal analyst Kirsten Powers is leaving Fox News network and heading for CNN where, no doubt, her opinions will go unchecked and unchallenged. Speculation abounds on whether Powers’ move is tied to CEO Roger Ailes’ resignation amid sexual harassment charges.
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