In a heated exchange Tuesday night between President Trump's advisor Kellyanne Conway and CNN's Jake Tapper, a discussion of Trump's “false” statements led to a fiery exchange.
Tapper called out the White House for the recent report of under-covered terrorist attacks by showing CNN reporters covering those said events. When he referred to Conway to explain, she simply put a spin on her response saying,
“What the president is saying is that there are other attacks that don't get coverage, obviously the very sad incidents that you related, CNN did amazing coverage for weeks at a time. Those get coverage, the other ones on the list, not so much.”
Interestingly enough, the terrorist attacks that Tapper recited for Conway were all on the list, which Tapper pointed out of course.
“I think he's trying to make two points here, one is that we just can't allow ourselves to become inured to terrorist attacks, to see it as the new normal.” Conway said.
Tapper responded directly speaking to Conway's comments about “becoming inured” stating that:
"That's a lovely spin, but that's not what he was saying, Kellyanne. He was saying the media does not cover these stories... it's offensive given that CNN and other media organizations have reporters in danger right now in war zones covering ISIS."
Later in the interview, Tapper made sure to ask Conway about all the false statements made by President Trump,
"How about the president's statements that are false?” Tapper said. “Like the murder rate is the highest it's been in almost half a century? False. How about the fact that the media doesn't report on terrorist attacks? False... I'm talking about the president of the United States saying things that are not true, demonstrably not true. That is important.
In response, talking about Trump's false statements, Conway said "Are they more important than the many things he says that are making a difference in people's lives?"
It seems Kellyanne Conway didn't address that the false were not false, only twisted Tappers comments to point out that people should focus on the fact that the difference is making speaks louder than is falsehoods.