In an interview with George Stephanopoulos on Good Morning America, Trump senior adviser Kellyanne Conway on Monday was confronted by her own past false statements about whether any members of the Trump campaign had met with Russian officials during the 2016 presidential campaign, and it was too much for her to take.
Stephanopoulos showed Conway footage from late last year in which she flatly denied there had been any contact between the Trump campaign and Russian government officials.
The ABC host then noted that this statement was incorrect in light of news that Donald Trump Jr., Paul Manafort and Jared Kushner had all met with a Kremlin-connected lawyer last year in the hopes that she would reveal damaging information about Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton.
“Who misled you, and why did Don Jr., Jared Kushner, and Paul Manafort allow those public denials to stand for so many months?” Stephanopoulos asked.
“So as I understand it, George, some of those public disclosure forms have been amended since that time to reflect other meetings, including this one,” Conway replied.
The ‘alternative facts’ guru then pivoted and said that “Trump Jr. didn’t actually receive any damning information about Clinton during the meeting,” which she claimed proved that he didn’t collude with anyone from the Russian government.
Stephanopoulos, however, would not let Conway off the hook.
“Why did people in the administration allow these denials to stand for so many months?” he asked.
Conway paused before responding.
Watch her incredible response in the video below:
FULL INTERVIEW: @GStephanopoulos interviews @KellyannePolls following latest news regarding Russian meetings: https://t.co/1RQHYu50KU pic.twitter.com/86CBflTLSz
— Good Morning America (@GMA) July 10, 2017
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