CNN fired back at Press Secretary Sean Spicer after he lied during a briefing to defend his colleague Kellyanne Conway.
During a White House briefing Spicer claimed that CNN “retracted” its statement about not interviewing Conway due to concerns over her credibility.
“My understanding is they retracted that, they walked that back, or denied it, or however you want to put it, I don’t care,” Spicer said.
“But I think Kellyanne is a very trusted aide of the president and any characterization otherwise is insulting. If they choose not to work with someone that’s up to them, but we’re going to continue to put out key leaders of this administration, including Kellyanne, that can articulate this president’s policies and agenda.”
CNN didn’t stay quiet and decided to comment on Spicer’s accusations.
“CNN was clear, on the record, about our concerns about Kellyanne Conway’s credibility,” the statement said.
CNN stated on Monday that it passed on booking Conway for a Sunday morning show due to “serious questions about her credibility.”
Conway has been caught on her lies multiple times, the most recent being the lie she made up about a massacre that never existed. She appeared on MSNBC’s “Hardball” where she made up the “Bowling Green Massacre” to justify Trump’s executive order to ban seven Muslim-majority nations from entering the country.
Conway later corrected herself in a tweet following the interview, which included a link to a 2013 ABC News report that referenced two Iraqis who were arrested for supporting al Qaeda while living in Bowling Green, Ky. Although Conway had mentioned the same “massacre” to Cosmopolitan and TMZ.