Kellyanne Conway inspires epic Anderson Cooper eye roll

Violet Tucker
May 12, 2017

CNN host Anderson Cooper noticeably rolled his eyes during an interview last night with White House counselor Kellyanne Conway. There's a reason the entire internet loved and ran with Cooper's eye roll-this was classic Conway condescension being validated.

"Could you imagine rolling your eyes, having a male anchor on the network roll eyes, at Hillary Clinton... at a female representative, spokeswoman..."

As the first woman to lead a successful presidential campaign, I am sure Kellyanne Conway has faced her unrelenting share of sexism from Republican chums and Democrat talking heads (this gross Fatal Attraction SNL sketch, included).

Cooper interviewed Conway on Tuesday after news broke that President Donald Trump had fired FBI Director James Comey.

Desperately looking for some context/logic/anything really, Anderson notes Trump's past praise for Comey and for Comey's investigation into Hillary Clinton's emails (which was later cited as justification for giving Comey the boot).

Conway responded: "You're conflating two things that don't belong together".

"Thanks for the trip down memory lane". Conway also didn't address the president's sudden change in opinion, instead pivoting to how she'd appeared on Cooper's show in the fall and predicted that they would win MI.

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Cooper did not immediately respond publicly to Conway's accusation. Then, earlier this year, Donald Trump aide Sebastian Gorka described Jake Tapper's treatment of Conway during an interview as sexist - despite the fact that Tapper was grilling Conway because she occupies a powerful position in the Trump administration.

When confronted by BuzzFeed about her support of a white nationalist, she claimed she didn't do it and didn't know who did.

"I denounce whoever it is".

But she says she's no Joan of Arc.

Just hours before he resigned as national security advisor, Conway said Michael Flynn "does enjoy the full confidence of the president".

The nation needs an FBI and an FBI director that is "non-politicized", and who has the "trust of those at the bureau", Conway also said Thursday.

Cooper also brought up the optics of Trump deciding to fire Comey based on Sessions' advice.

Other reports by MaliBehiribAe

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