CNN host Chris Cuomo and Counselor to the President Kellyanne Conway engaged in one of the most vicious arguments you will ever see on TV News on Monday.
Cuomo wanted to spend the interview talking about the recently discovered meeting between Trump Jr. and a Russian attorney.
But Conway wasn’t having it, and called out the network for its obsession with all things related to the president and Russia.
“Aren’t you embarrassed that you talk about Russia more than America?” Conway asked Cuomo.
“You wanted to produce something because your network has been invested in this for months,” she said of the networks obsession with Russia stories.
Cuomo argued that he was “proud” of the way CNN handled the stories, and how it fired the reporters responsible for publishing an unproven story liking an associate of the president to Russia.
The CNN host showed Trump Jr.’s statement on the meeting in which he explained that nothing came of the meeting with the Russian attorney, but Cuomo argued that the president’s son had credibility issues because his story has changed.
“I admire your moxie, sitting there with the CNN chyron right near you talking about credibility issues,” Conway quipped.
The fight went on with Conway mentioning jobs, veterans, former FBI Director James Comey and other topics, and Cuomo continuing to come back to Russia.
“You don’t care if Russia was trying to get inside your campaign to affect the election?” the New Day” host asked.
“You don’t know what I care about!” Conway said.
“That was a question. There was a question mark at the end of it,” Cuomo said.
“I care about the fact that you seem to forget the Russian connections we do know about,” she shot back. “We know (former President) Bill Clinton, not Don Jr., gave a speech in Russia for half a million dollars. We know that Hillary Clinton had one of the nine votes that allowed 20 percent of the U.S. uranium rights to go (to Russia).”
The back and forth lasted more than 30 minutes as Cuomo continued to attempt to end the segment at the behest of Conway’s team who allots a certain amount of time for each interview.
But Conway ignored the call to end the fight and kept battling the “New Day” host as each continued to land hit after hit.
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