Conway: 'The most fake news’ was Trump couldn’t beat Clinton

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“The most fake piece of news I heard all along, up until Election Day — and I still hear from some people — is that Donald Trump couldn’t win,” former campaign manager Kellyanne Conway said on Fox News’s “Fox & Friends” Friday. "How’s that for fake news?”


Conway jabbed at critics who say fake news helped Trump defeat Clinton, arguing the former first lady did not have a coherent pitch to voters.

“They just can’t grapple with the fact that — I don’t know what her message was to America other than, ‘I’m not Donald Trump and you shouldn’t vote for him,’” she said. "I don’t know what her message was to the working class voters we captured and the union households we carried in some places by two-to-one.

"I don’t know what her message was to America’s women, where she only got 55 or 56 percent of the vote as the first female presidential nominee of a major party.”

Some Democrats have argued the spread of anti-Clinton fake news online contributed to her electoral loss to Trump.

Clinton on Thursday decried the spread of fake news online, adding Congress should take action against it.

“The epidemic of malicious fake news and false propaganda that flooded social media over the past year — it’s now clear the so-called fake news can have real-world consequences,” she said in a speech on Capitol Hill given days after the "Pizzagate" fake news story led to a man firing a gun in a D.C. pizzeria.