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

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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."