Kellyanne Conway Gets Blindsided In Live Interview, Freaks Out After Learning Trump Is Still Banning CNN Reporter

She has no idea what's going on.

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Donald Trump’s White House is so dysfunctional that not even his most public key players know what the hell is going on anymore. But at the very least, Trump could have briefed one of his most active mouthpieces, Kellyanne Conway, before she went on a live interview. That was way too much to ask of Trump, so Conway went on national television and bombed in front of everyone.

In an interview with Fox News anchor Bill Hemmer, Conway was humiliated at she heard for the first time that her boss planned on reinstating the ban on CNN’s Jim Acosta. You can imagine how embarrassing it is to have a news anchor break this news to you after previously bragging about how great your access to the president was.

During this interview, Hemmer brought up a letter the White House had sent to Acosta, suggesting his press pass would once again be revoked after the temporary restraining order he was granted expired. Hemmer said:


Is that reporter allowed back in the White House? I was given a note an hour ago the White House made a preliminary decision to suspend the hard pass for Jim Acosta again. Are you fighting this?”

Conway looked stunned and said she hadn’t known that. She said:

I’m not aware of anything happening in the last hour. I would have to talk to the press shop about that. Obviously it was reinstated. He came here.”

Hemmer then asked whether Acosta would be allowed at the White House on Monday. Conway just spewed her normal nonsense to distract from the fact that she had no idea what was going on:

I don’t know that answer. I’ve got somebody from the press shop standing here. I don’t know that answer, but I want to broaden the conversation out to the White House press corps and freedom of the press. The president is right nobody likes the First Amendment more than he does. He sends us out here to talk about that and I’m on TV almost every day trying to talk about policy.

Look at last week. All the coverage, Bill, was about who works here, not the work that is done by the people who work here. Are we not interested in policy and in what goes on here and the many different things that happen through the cabinet rather than who is in the Cabinet or who’s up and who’s down? I guess eventually everybody will be, right?”

At the end of her rant, Conway suggested that Trump would be in the White House for six more years, and not even Hemmer could keep a straight face. A beautiful moment unfolded as Hemmer started laughing when Conway said:

Everybody will leave at some point, including the president six years from now.”

Not even Fox News takes Trump or his team seriously anymore! You can watch Conway get blindsided below:

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