CNN Host Shuts Down Kellyanne Conway’s Spin About Trump Actually Winning the Midterms: ‘You Lost the House!’

CNN Host Shuts Down Kellyanne Conway’s Spin About Trump Actually Winning the Midterms: ‘You Lost the House!’

White House adviser Kellyanne Conway on Wednesday did her best to spin Tuesday’s big GOP House loss as a victory for President Donald Trump — but CNN’s Alisyn Camerota quickly shut her down.

During an interview on CNN, Conway all but ignored Democrats gaining a projected 30-plus seats in the House while at the same time touting Trump’s successful efforts to pad the GOP’s Senate majority.

Conway also touted the strength of the economy and said that the low unemployment rate in the country “mattered to female voters” in the 2018 midterms.

“Understood, but you still lost the House!” Camerota replied.

“Right, that was to be expected,” Conway replied.

“The economy is fine but you still lost the House!” Camerota insisted. 

Conway then tried to pivot back to former President Barack Obama losing 63 House seats during his first midterm election, but Camerota pointed out that those losses came in the middle of the worst recession since the 1930s, whereas Trump’s losses came with unemployment under 4 percent.

“The economy is going well, and you still lost the House,” Camerota said. “So clearly, voters are displeased with something.”

“That’s a historical trend, but the president’s engagement helped mitigate those trends,” Conway replied.

Watch the video below.

Enjoy this piece?

… then let us make a small request. AlterNet’s journalists work tirelessly to counter the traditional corporate media narrative. We’re here seven days a week, 365 days a year. And we’re proud to say that we’ve been bringing you the real, unfiltered news for 20 years—longer than any other progressive news site on the Internet.

It’s through the generosity of our supporters that we’re able to share with you all the underreported news you need to know. Independent journalism is increasingly imperiled; ads alone can’t pay our bills. AlterNet counts on readers like you to support our coverage. Did you enjoy content from David Cay Johnston, Common Dreams, Raw Story and Robert Reich? Opinion from Salon and Jim Hightower? Analysis by The Conversation? Then join the hundreds of readers who have supported AlterNet this year.

Every reader contribution, whatever the amount, makes a tremendous difference. Help ensure AlterNet remains independent long into the future. Support progressive journalism with a one-time contribution to AlterNet, or click here to become a subscriber. Thank you. Click here to donate by check.

DonateDonate by credit card


Don't Sit on the Sidelines of History. Join Alternet All Access and Go Ad-Free. Support Honest Journalism.