On Thursday, CNN’s Chris Cuomo sat down with Kellyanne Conway to discuss Trump’s habit of lying.
But the pair constantly talked over each other.
Conway attempted to dodge Cuomo’s questions by stating the economy hit an all-time best record (though Trump inherited an upwardly mobile economy thanks to Obama) and that Trump kept his promises to the American people (except for the wall, not playing golf, cutting taxes for everyone, repealing Obamacare…).
Cuomo kept up with Conway’s rapid-fire shots, not allowing her to distract him from his ultimate question about Trump lying to the American people.
He rebutted any of her positive claims, pointing out the racial disparity of employment rates and the fact that his infamous “drain the swamp” promise has backfired to say the least.
After 5 minutes of constant back-and-forth, Cuomo interrupted Conway again when she claimed that Trump was “breaking the back of the opioid crisis.”
She sat back, laughed and said:
“Let me know when I can talk”.
At the time, Cuomo was in the middle of extending an olive branch.
He told Conway despite the opioid crisis spreading under the Trump administration:
“You guys want to address it and I respect that.”
But when Conway insisted Cuomo tried to silence her, something she had earlier chalked up to sexism, Cuomo fired back.
The CNN host said:
“I can’t let you say things that aren’t true.”
“Go to Fox for that.”
According to viewers, Cuomo won the best clapback award for the contentious exchange.
love when you told her to go to Fox
— Vicky (@Vicqust) August 24, 2018
Wow. CNN's Chris Cuomo absolutely destroyed Kellyanne Conway tonight. As soon as I can find the video I will post it because it was damn good.
— Mindy Fischer Writer (@NastyMindy) August 24, 2018
Kellyanne Conway gets all “how dare you” with Chris Cuomo. Well, Kellyanne, how dare YOU…
…consistently lie to the American people?
…characterize lies as “alternative facts”?
…defend an increasingly obvious criminal enterprise?
…use the press to attack your husband?
— Harold Itzkowitz (@HaroldItz) August 24, 2018
I am SCREAMING watching Chris Cuomo argue with Kellyanne Conway on CNN. This is pure comedy omg she is the master of deflecting. But also now I wanna move to Mars bc we have idiots running the country #LetsGetAfterIt
— MilitantVegan (@lexpurp) August 24, 2018
@ChrisCuomo just did what I've always wanted the press to do. He absolutely would not let lying Kellyanne Conway get away with it. My hero! Sure it's painful to watch, but well worth it.
— KathyMissesDemocracy (@kathy_evs) August 24, 2018
— anthony (@gadwin360) August 24, 2018
Chris Cuomo be like pic.twitter.com/awYGV9nl5R
— Jamie Allen (@AllenJamieC) August 24, 2018
Love when he puts them in their place.
— Mysteri (@Mysteri759) August 24, 2018
— Denni (@DTM_87) August 24, 2018
.@ChrisCuomo omfg I am so proud of you. I have tears in my eyes. You held truth to power like I have not seen this administration and especially Kellyanne Conway have to answer for. Amazing. #LetsGetAfterIt
— Mags (@mags_cooney) August 24, 2018
Watch the full clip here.