On NBC’s “Today,” top Trump adviser Kellyanne Conway and tried to minimize the damage done by Michael Flynn’s scandal, but host Matt Lauer was not having it.
Conway publicly claimed on Monday that now-former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn had the full confidence of U.S. President Donald Trump, but he was forced to resign just hours later.
On Tuesday, following Flynn’s resignation late on Monday, Conway tried to claim that Flynn actually did have Trump’s confidence up until Monday evening.
“I think misleading the vice president really was the key here. I spoke with the president this morning, and he asked me to speak on his behalf, and to reiterate that Mike Flynn had resigned. He decided that this situation had become unsustainable for him.”
Lauer would not let her get away with trying to sweep Flynn’s scandal under the rug.
“You’re saying that was the straw that broke the camel’s back, but the White House knew about that last month when the Justice Department warned the White House that… Gen. Flynn had not been completely honest in characterizing that conversation with the Russian ambassador.”
Kellyanne then reiterated her claim that Flynn had the full confidence of Trump throughout the entire ordeal with Russia until the situation “had become unstable” on Monday night.
Lauer was quick to fire back.
“Kellyanne, that makes no sense! Last month, the Justice Department warned the White House that Gen. Flynn had mislead them!”
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— TODAY (@TODAYshow) February 14, 2017