Rachel Maddow Brilliantly Hammers Kellyanne Conway Over Trump's Outrageous Lies About the Press

Donald Trump's campaign manager Kellyanne Conway has just been tapped as counselor to the President, continuing her role as the "Trump Whisperer." But Conway's skills as a dissembler were no match for Rachel Maddow Thursday night when the topic was Trump's disgusting and abusive treatment of the press. 


Maddow began the conversation by talking about Trump's lies about ABC journalist Martha Raddatz, whom he mocked for "crying" on election night during his post-election "Thank You" tour.

"He's singling her out not just with wrong information, but singling her out," Maddow said. "Is this how even a reporter like Martha Raddatz is is going to be treated by this president?"  

 Conway insisted that Trump’s team had “enormous respect” for Raddatz, calling her a “tour de force.” 
"I would like to broaden the conversation, if I may," Conway said in response.
"Wait, are we going to get a group apology from the President-elect... he's telling a story about her that is not true and telling it to great effect," Maddow reminded Conway, who still skirted the discussion. 
"Apologies like that are not made publicly necessarily but...," Conway stammered.
“The accusation was made publicly,” Maddow pressed.
Conway, then turned to focus on bigger issue of Trump's relationship with the press, blaming his negative coverage on their bias rather than his own outrageous actions, like his  penchant for attacking specific members of the media as evidenced in an investigation of his Twitter attacks by The New York Times

“They’re his way of being the master communicator,” Conway told Maddow.

But Maddow wasn't finished.

“Is that going to continue under a Trump administration?” Maddow pressed, pointing to Melania Trump’s pending lawsuit against the Daily Mail, and the fact that the lawyer representing Trump's wife, Charles Harder, was also hired by Peter Thiel hired to take down Gawker. 

“I’ve never seen a First Family … trying to put newspapers out of business through a novel legal strategy,” Maddow said.

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