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

Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpOver 100 lawmakers consistently voted against chemical safeguards: study CNN's Anderson Cooper unloads on Trump Jr. for spreading 'idiotic' conspiracy theories about him Cohn: Jamie Dimon would be 'phenomenal' president MORE's campaign manager in an interview aired Sunday downplayed the role of fake news in the election, though Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonTrump to declassify controversial text messages, documents related to Russia probe Hypocrisy in Kavanaugh case enough to set off alarms in DC Clinton: Hard to ignore 'racial subtext of virtually everything Trump says' MORE's top aide cited its spread as part of the reason for her stunning loss. 

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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."