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Kellyanne Conway to CNN anchor about Trump's tweeting: 'Why do you care?'

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"Why take it up? Why take up 'SNL'? No president does that. Why waste time? Why distract?" CNN's Chris Cuomo asked Kellyanne Conway Monday morning.

"Why do you care?" Conway replied in the contentious interview. 

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"Who's to say he can't do that? Make a comment — spend five minutes sending a tweet, making a comment," Conway said on Monday. 

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She then accused Cuomo of assigning "wrongdoing" and "malice" where it doesn't exist. 

"I think we should all learn from the election that this doesn't fly with the voters," she added. 

Conway said CNN is "focusing on divisions" by bringing up Trump's tweeting. 

"This network and other people will always be focused on divisions. How about accepting the election results, Chris, and letting him form a government?"

"He is a leader and takes the counsel of many people, and that's exactly what he's doing." 

Cuomo shot back: "And a leader should also have thick skin." 

Conway continued to defend Trump's Twitter use as a way to reach his "25 million followers." 

"It's a great way for him to take his message directly to the people," she said. 

"Sometimes he's trying to cut through the nonsense of people telling Americans what's important to them."