Tapper grills Conway in 25-minute marathon interview
Jake Tapper and Kellyanne Conway. Screenshot/CNN CNN anchor Jake Tapper spent more than 25 minutes conducting a wide-ranging interview with White House counselor Kellyanne Conway on Tuesday, grilling her over numerous false claims made by President Donald Trump and the White House.
Tapper pressed Conway about the list the White House released Monday of what it called "undercovered" terrorist attacks in addition to false claims Trump made about the national murder rate and Conway's claim of a nonexistent massacre, a claim for which she had previously apologized. The pair also discussed the legal case surrounding Trump's executive order temporarily barring travel to the US from seven majority-Muslim nations.
On Trump's claims about the murder rate, in which he falsely said it was at its highest level in decades, Tapper said "facts are stubborn things," adding, "and to say that we're not reporting something that happens not to be true, therefore we're not to be trusted, that's a problem."
The exchange featured numerous surreal exchanges, such as when Tapper asked whether Conway considered CNN to be "fake news."
"I don't think CNN is fake news," she said.
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