Conway: Biggest fake news story was that Trump couldn't win election

Donald TrumpDonald TrumpTexas Dem targets Sen. Ted Cruz in 2018 Overnight Finance: Dems seek probe of acting SEC chief | Defense hawks say they won't back short-term funding | Senate seen as start point for Trump infrastructure plan | Dems want more money for IRS Budowsky: Putin’s KGB super PAC MORE's campaign manager in an interview aired Sunday downplayed the role of fake news in the election, though Hillary ClintonHillary Rodham ClintonBudowsky: Putin’s KGB super PAC April Ryan: 'I was in shock' Is America's military effort in the Middle East constitutional? MORE's top aide cited its spread as part of the reason for her stunning loss. 

ADVERTISEMENT
Clinton campaign manager Robby Mook blamed the "post-factual" nature of the election as a factor in Clinton's loss, specifically mentioning Breitbart News, which was founded by Steve Bannon, the CEO of Trump's campaign. 

"The Russians were propagating fake news through Facebook and other outlets,"  Mook added in a joint interview with Trump campaign manager Kellyanne Conway on CNN. 

"But look, we also had, and this is with all due respect to Kellyanne and her colleagues, look, Steve Bannon ran Breitbart News, which was notorious for peddling stories like this."

Conway hit back, saying: "I think the biggest piece of fake news in the election was that Donald Trump couldn't win."