Cornered By Chris Wallace, Kellyanne Conway Cooks Up Bizarre Excuse To Justify ‘Doctored’ Video of CNN’s Jim Acosta
Appearing on Fox News Sunday, White House senior adviser Kellyanne Conway over the weekend defended the White House for sharing what appeared to be an edited video which incorrectly appeared to show CNN correspondent Jim Acosta assaulting a White House staffer.
During the interview, host Chris Wallace confronted Conway for the decision to tweet the “clearly altered” video to justify the suspension of Acosta’s press credentials.
“What do you mean by edited or — as others are saying — ‘doctored’ video?” the alternative facts replied. “He put his hands on her and grabbed the mic back or he did not — and he clearly did,” she said.
“No!” Wallace interrupted. “He clearly did keep the mic but the video was altered and there are experts who have looked at it to make it look speeded up.”
“But that’s not altered,” Conway sighed. “That’s sped up. They do it all the time in sports to see if there’s actually a first down or a touchdown. So I have to disagree with the, I think, overwrought description of this video being doctored as if we put somebody else’s arm in there.”
“He should have apologized to that young aide,” Conway said of Acosta. “You have to show respect to the White House, to the presidency, the president.”
Watch the video below via Fox News.