On Sunday, Counselor to the President Kellyanne Conway defended President Trump’s decision to construct a letter defending his son’s meeting with Russians during the 2016 presidential campaign.
During ABC’s “This Week,” host George Stephanopoulos noted that Jay Sekulow, the president’s attorney, told him that the president was not involved in a writing a misleading letter in defense of Don Jr. However, White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders later admitted that President Trump “weighed in as any father would.”
The ABC host explained, “The White House and the president’s lawyer said he wasn’t involved at all. They didn’t tell the truth.”
Conway then stated, “You know, George, I know there this whole thing about,” before being interrupted by Stephanopoulos saying, “about telling the truth.”
“Let’s talk about telling the truth. Let’s talk about [President Barack Obama] looking Americans in the eye who are still suffering eight years later. If you like your plan you can keep it, if you like your doctor you can keep your doctor. Benghazi happened because of a video,” Conway said, derailing.
Stephanopoulos wasn’t having any of it and was quick to say,
“Kellyanne, you’re simply changing the subject. You are changing the subject going back to President Obama and Hillary Clinton.”
He then added, “Don Jr. responded to an email that said he was going to get Russian government information on Hillary Clinton. That was not out during the campaign. That was revealed just in the last several weeks.”
Conway then minimized the situation, saying, “But what came of that meeting? Nothing.”
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