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Kellyanne Conway Calls Out Wolf Blitzer Over Her Husband

'You embarrassed yourself,' she tells CNN host after he sought reaction to George Conway clip
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 14, 2019 11:43 AM CST
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White House counselor Kellyanne Conway talks with reporters outside the White House, Thursday, Nov. 7, 2019, in Washington.   (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)
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(Newser) – On Wednesday, George Conway appeared on MSNBC to provide analysis of the first day of the impeachment hearings. The move made a splash because Conway is not only a frequent critic of President Trump but the husband of top Trump adviser Kellyanne Conway, and he had not made any TV appearances until that point. On Thursday, Wolf Blitzer of CNN interviewed Kellyanne Conway, and he wrapped up by asking her about her husband's appearance. It didn't go well. The details:

  • As Blitzer was bringing up the topic, he said, "I don't want to talk about your marriage. I know that there are issues there," per the Hill. The comment prompted Conway to do a double-take. "What did you just say," she asked. "Did you just say there are issues there? You don’t want to talk about my marriage but—” Watch the clip here.
  • Blitzer interjected, reiterating that he didn't want to talk about their marriage, as Conway asked, "Why would you say that?" Blitzer said he only wanted to talk about a "substantive point" made by George Conway, then played a clip in which George Conway accuses President Trump of putting his own interests ahead of the country's, per Mediaite.

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