White House counselor Kellyanne Conway tried to calm down the storm that is Donald Trump’s feud with his intelligence team but only made it worse.
During a televised appearance on Fox News, Conway got into a heated exchange with host Harris Faulkner who questioned her over the ongoing feud.
Faulkner asked Conway whether Trump could successfully conduct a summit on denuclearizing North Korea when he doesn’t even trust the CIA’s assessment that the country has not taken any steps to disarm its nuclear weapons.
“He doesn’t distrust his intelligence team!” Conway insisted. “He said that when he disagrees, he lets that be known. And he let it be known very publicly recently.”
“Kellyanne, does the president trust what his intel chiefs are saying about North Korea heading into the second summit?” Faulkner asked while interrupting Conway.
“The president is listening to his intelligence team,” Conway answered back. “And he’s also listening to the reports that he’s seen in the past… He believes that we can achieve — not that we have, and not even that we’re super close — but that we can achieve complete denuclearization. He has to at least try!”
“What you’re saying is it’s not that he isn’t listening to them, he’s going to figure out what he believes in what they’re saying and what the facts are?” Faulkner asked.
“Correct,” Conway responded.
Take a look at the interview in the video clip below:
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