Conway to CNN Host: 'No, No, No, No, No'

But exchange over gender gets a little confusing
By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 22, 2018 1:00 PM CDT
White House counselor Kellyanne Conway is seen in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, March 6, 2018.   (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

(Newser) – Kellyanne Conway garnered media attention Sunday by accusing CNN's Dana Bash of posing a sexist question—if in a slightly perplexing manner. Politico reports that Bash sparked the exchange on State of the Union by mentioning a now-deleted tweet from George Conway, Kellyanne's husband, which criticized President Trump's behavior as "absurd." Excerpts of their exchange are below, followed by more Sunday talk show buzz:

  • "No. 1 ... that woman who lost the election whose name I never see on TV anymore is wrong that women—I think she said white women have to listen to … the men in their life to form their own political opinions," said Conway. "Wrong again, lady."
  • "No. 2, it's fascinating to me that CNN would go there. But it's very good for the whole world to have just witnessed … that it's now fair game what people's—how people's spouses and significant others may differ with them. I'm really surprised, but very, in some ways, relieved and gratified to see that."
  • Bash denied that her question had anything to do with gender, saying, "I would ask you that if you were a man," to which Conway retorted, "No, you wouldn't." Bash: "A thousand percent, I would." Conway: "No, no, no, no, no."

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