CNN host Jake Tapper came to the defense of Kellyanne Conway, calling out a liberal online magazine for a misleading story on the former Donald Trump campaign manager.
The headline of a story published by Slate on Wednesday read, “Kellyanne Conway Suggests That Women With Kids Shouldn’t Take Jobs in the White House.”
— Slate (@Slate) December 8, 2016
But Conway said no such thing, according to Tapper who cited two other women in the room.
2 women I know who attended this event say this headline/piece are ridiculous and false and say it totally twists what Conway said. fwiw https://t.co/XwszKdabRG
— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) December 8, 2016
Apparently, Conway’s actual quote never suggested that all women with children should not have jobs in the White House. She appeared to be speaking about herself and that men she spoke to did not want their wives working in the White House.
According to a Politico story:
Conway said she intends to remain connected to Trump once he takes office but implied that it would be nearly impossible for her to take on an official White House role and be a mother to her four children, all of which are younger than 12, at the same time.
“I do politely mention to them the question isn’t would you take the job, the male sitting across from me who’s going to take a big job in the White House. The question is would you want your wife to,” Conway said, describing conversations she’s had with male colleagues. “Would you want the mother of children to? You really see their entire visage change. It’s like, oh, no, they wouldn’t want their wife to take that job.”
Tapper’s fake news alert caused many others on Twitter to agree.
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@jaketapper just reading the transcript I agree. doesn’t seemed to be backed up by her words. TBH not sure what she was saying. But not that
— Judd Legum (@JuddLegum) December 8, 2016
So, Slate is putting out…fake news? @jaketapper
— Kurt Schlichter (@KurtSchlichter) December 8, 2016
@jaketapper as a fan of truth, listening to KC is frequently uncomfortable. In this case, applaud her honesty, hate how it was twisted.
— Mindy Finn (@mindyfinn) December 8, 2016
— Da Juice (@TooRight_) December 8, 2016
— Kristen Mascia (@kmascia) December 8, 2016
— Nicole Russell (@nmrussell2) December 8, 2016
Can’t wait for Slate’s next piece on the dangers of fake news. https://t.co/geb3GcTb7W
— Bethany S. Mandel (@bethanyshondark) December 8, 2016
— Sen. Frank Niceley (@SenFrankNiceley) December 8, 2016
— meisterbuerger (@meisterbuerger) December 8, 2016
— Common Sense (@Paine_1776) December 8, 2016
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