Kellyanne Conway smacked down CNN’s Dana Bash on Sunday, after the pundit began inappropriately questioning the Counselor to the President about her husband’s Twitter account.
“What is up with your husband’s tweets? Your husband is a very well respected lawyer and he’s been sending some tweets that are critical of the administration,” Bash asked.
Conway, responded that “he writes a lot of things that are also supportive and he writes a lot of things about corgis and the Philadelphia Eagles too.”
“Number one, that woman who lost the election, whose name I never say on television anymore – is wrong. I think she said white women have to listen to the men in their lives to form their political opinions. Wrong again,” Conway said. “It’s fascinating to me that CNN would go there, but it’s very good for the whole world to have just witnessed that it’s now fair game… how people’s spouses and significant others may differ with them… That should really be fun.”
During an interview in 2017 with National Public Radio, Clinton had stated that she did not win the vote of white women. She then recounted a conversation with Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg.
“Sheryl ended this really sobering conversation by saying that ‘Women will have no empathy for you, because they will be under tremendous pressure — and I’m talking principally about white women — tremendous pressure from fathers and husbands and boyfriends and male employers not to vote for the girl,’” Clinton said.
Bash then claimed that she would have asked Conway the question even if she was a man.
“No, you wouldn’t,” Conway shot back.
Conway claimed that Bash “meant to harass and embarrass.” She asserted that now anyone who works at the White House or CNN is now open to questioning about their spouse’s beliefs.
“This is a fascinating cross the Rubicon moment,” Conway said.
Bash went on the defensive attempting to defend her out-of-line question, but Conway wasn’t having it.