Chris Cuomo has as soon as once more defended having White Home counselor Kellyanne Conway as a visitor on his prime time CNN present regardless of her penchant for spinning President Donald Trump’s lies.
“I need her on tv as a result of she could be very near this president as an adviser,” Cuomo defined on Thursday’s broadcast of “The Late Present with Stephen Colbert.” “And what she says on TV is what he desires you to consider and I believe that’s of extraordinary worth.” He known as Conway “my buddy.”
Cuomo, whose off-the-rails interviews with Conway typically go viral, disputed Colbert’s suggestion that Conway typically lies. As a substitute, Cuomo mentioned Conway was all about “dissembling” and “spinning away” from the questions she is requested.
“A lie is one thing you say that’s deliberately mistaken and you understand it and also you do it for functions of deception,” Cuomo defined. He added that Conway (who he acknowledged hasn’t appeared a lot on his present just lately) is “efficient” at what she does, “which is what drives lots of people nuts.”
“I’ve her on the present as a result of I believe having the primary adviser to the president of america is efficacious to folks, even when they oppose him, as a result of it helps you to see what you’re coping with, what you’re up towards with the reminder that it beat you the final time,” mentioned Cuomo, who has repeatedly drawn scorn for reserving Conway from his CNN colleague Don Lemon.
“She by no means solutions a query. She berates you. She’s condescending,” Lemon instructed Cuomo final yr. “For me, it feels beneath the dignity of this community to have somebody on who continually lies and misconstrues issues.”
Take a look at Cuomo’s interview with Colbert right here:
And take heed to his tackle the Senate impeachment trial of Trump right here: