White House Counselor to the President Kellyanne Conway appeared on CNN Monday to sarcastically slam the idea the former FBI Director James Comey swung the presidential election, only for the show's chyron to parrot it as a honest response.
Comey said in the sweeping interview that he thought Clinton would be President, and said Trump was morally unfit to be in office..
Dan Scavino, who is an assistant to the president and director of social media, is the longest-tenured Trump employee in the White House, noted a sprawling profile of the man published by The New York Times Magazine on Monday. I guess we have to get our laughs where we can, considering democracy as we know it is basically crumbling all around us. On Sunday night, Comey's interview with ABC's "20/20" was broadcasted, with the former Federal Bureau of Investigation director saying Trump was "morally unfit to be president".
The former Federal Bureau of Investigation chief responded, "I don't remember consciously thinking about that, but it must have been because I was operating in a world where Hillary Clinton was going to beat Donald Trump, and so I'm sure that it was a factor", Comey said.
"He thought the wrong person would win", Conway said.
Conway tried to discredit Comey as untrustworthy, saying he wanted to be alone with the President.. "He has a very deft way of making things about him".
In Conway's opinion, Comey was trying to sell books - not save the country.
Trump, who's referred to Comey as "slippery" and a "slimeball", fired back at the former Federal Bureau of Investigation director again Monday for his handling of the Clinton probe.
"This man, Jim Comey, loves to be within the proximity of power", Conway added.
In fact, there seems to be an "all-out assault on Comey" coming from the right as he prepares to release his book, A Higher Loyalty, tomorrow.
"At the end of your interview, George, he gave a free political commercial, telling people to go out there and vote against the president and his interests, " Conway said.
Conway also noted that Comey said in Sunday's interview that he, like many Americans, believed the polls that suggested Clinton would win.
Appearing separately on CNN on Monday, RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel said "it's part of our job to push back". "He has taken his private conversations with the president and monetized them".