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."