CNN political analyst Kirsten Powers thinks conservatives “don’t have a full picture” of who President Donald Trump really is because they rely on Fox News for their information.
Powers pushed back on the idea that Trump’s supporters knew about his “dirty deeds” in advance of his election, telling CNN host Anderson Cooper on Wednesday that conservative blogs and news outlets such as Fox News were not giving voters an accurate picture of who Trump really was.
The comments came during a panel discussion on CNN’s “Anderson Cooper 360” on Wednesday on how Trump’s former personal attorney, Michael Cohen, implicated him in the controversy over hush money allegedly paid out to porn star Stormy Daniels and Playboy model Karen McDougal ahead of the 2016 election.
“If news of these alleged affairs had surfaced at the time, at the same time the Trump campaign was working to put out other fires, could it have cost him the election?” Cooper asked.
“I could guess that an average Trump voter probably wouldn’t care,” Powers noted as the conversation went on to discuss Trump’s “public persona” before being elected, which included a Playboy magazine cover photo and off-color interviews with radio show host Howard Stern.
Cooper asked Powers if “this was baked in, people had kind of already heard or figured out who Donald Trump is and were willing to look the other way or just didn’t care?”
“Yeah, I don’t believe that the average Trump voter actually knew a lot of this about Donald Trump,” Powers replied. “I don’t think he knew he was hanging out at the Playboy mansion because that’s not covered on Fox News. And I’m not being sarcastic. That’s where they get their information.”
“Rush Limbaugh is not talking about it. Fox News is not talking about it. Conservative blogs are not talking about it. I think to this day they probably don’t have a full picture of exactly who Donald Trump has been over his life,” she added.
Powers went on to note that regarding the sexual harassment claims, “the average conservative voter typically tends to kind of roll their eyes at those kinds of things and they don’t tend to take it that seriously.”
Twitter users did not appreciate Powers’ assessment and let her know there were two sides to that theory.
As a FOX News viewer, I got the full picture of Trump. Got the full picture on Hillary as well.
— Mark (@StMarksInk) December 13, 2018
And liberals like you @KirstenPowers don’t hear about all the good he has done because that’s not covered on @CNN. Even if CNN did it wouldn’t matter since no one watches them anyway. #FakeNews #LastPlace
— Paddyosaurusrex (@DrJoeStudMD) December 13, 2018
— Sharon Lee (@reagan80mom1) December 13, 2018
Kirsten thinks she’s smarter & more informed than you. And apparently she believes ALL conservatives watch FOXNews & ONLY watch FoxNews. So far the Trump era has been a time for great insight. One such insight being revealed is these ppl, #pompous #snobs are really not that smart
— Yana ⏳ (@NorthCaliGrl) December 13, 2018
More Bullshit from Cultural Marxist Kristen Powers.
— Mikeal Bronstein (@BronsteinMikeal) December 13, 2018
What’s funny is that when they thought Trump was a joke @KirstenPowers, every newscast kissed his ass for months until he won the primary. Including yours.
— GallowsPole (@kbrochhausen) December 13, 2018
This is hilariously tone deaf
— JK (@jeffkern68) December 13, 2018
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