Donald Trump’s campaign manager Kellyanne Conway has had a very tough week. She has faced interview after interview trying to explain away her boss’s poor performance at Monday’s presidential debate.
Well, her interview on ABC’s “The View”, didn’t go much better.
The interview started with pleasantries, but once host Whoopi Goldberg got her chance to speak, all hell broke loose.
Goldberg challenged Conway to get Trump to appear on The View instead of sticking to his friends at Fox News, as he has done in recent weeks. “It would have been nice if he had shown up because I noticed he goes to all the shows where the guys are,” she said. When Conway explained that he’s not in New York, Goldberg shot back, “Kellyanne, honey, I’m a New Yorker. Don’t B.S. a B.S.-er.”
Throughout the segment, Conway was adept at naming the specifics of Trump’s policy positions but could not explain why he was unable to lay out those same details during the debate. When she repeatedly tried to pivot to Clinton’s record, Goldberg interrupted her with, “No, we’re talking about Donald, baby, don’t change the subject.”
The hosts also pressed Conway to explain why Trump thinks bringing up Bill Clinton’s extramarital affairs is “fair game” when he clearly has had his own problems in that department. “I’m not advising him to go there,” Conway said of the next debate. But, she added, “It’s fair game to think about how Hillary Clinton treated those women after the fact.” When she talked about being raised in a family of women, Goldberg replied, “That’s why we’re so shocked that you’re supporting him.”