White House counselor Kellyanne Conway said Sunday that President TrumpDonald TrumpKinzinger says Trump 'winning' because so many Republicans 'have remained silent' Our remote warfare counterterrorism strategy is more risk than reward Far-right rally draws small crowd, large police presence at Capitol MORE doesn’t believe he’s lying about various controversial statements he's made without backing them up with evidence.
Conway got into a heated exchange with CNN host Brian Stelter on “Reliable Sources” on Sunday over CNN’s coverage of Trump, with Stelter saying the network was covering the scandals coming out of the White House.
Conway demanded Stelter say what scandals had come out of the administration. Stelter responded by pointing to Trump's claims that former President ObamaBarack Hussein ObamaOur remote warfare counterterrorism strategy is more risk than reward Clinton lawyer's indictment reveals 'bag of tricks' Chelsea Manning tests positive for COVID-19 MORE ordered the wiretapping of Trump Tower and that millions of illegally cast votes cost him the popular vote — both ideas that the president presented without backing up with evidence.
“The scandals are about the president’s lies,” Stelter said. “About voter fraud, about wire-tapping, his repeated lies about those issues. That’s the scandal.”
“He doesn’t think he’s lying about those issues, and you know it. He has gone forth and he talked about surveillance,” Conway said before Stelter cut her off.
“A lot of husbands don’t think they’re lying when they cheat on their spouse and then say they’re not. It doesn’t mean they’re not lying,” Stelter said.
The pair clashed repeatedly over CNN’s coverage of the White House during Conway's appearance. Trump has frequently attacked the network as “fake news” and shared on twitter a doctored video of himself physically attacking a person with the CNN logo over their face last month.