Great Maddow interview last night with Kellyanne Conway. Maddow held Conway’s feet to the fire on Trump’s stance on banning Muslims from the United States. Of course some of the questions received the usual reverse answers:
Maddow: There’s a reason why we keep not moving on from this stuff. December 7, when he made this statement, it was like every political firework went off at once. Because nobody could believe he was saying, if you are from a specific religion, you’re not allowed to come here. If that’s no longer the case, that’s a big deal. In the same way that his statement of regret, if it’s meant to apply to the Khan family, the Curiel family, we can’t give him credit to that, unless he tells us that he’s communicated that to them. This is stuff of his own making. If you want the campaign to not be about this stuff anymore, he’s the one who has to end those controversies. You’re in a position of trying to defend what he said last week, and not refer to what he said in December, but only one of them can be true.
Conway: Well, Rachel, I have memorized the list of 22 flip flops that Hillary Clinton has made on policy, and they have nothing to do with the corrupt Clinton Foundation pay to play connection, and I think Bernie Sanders was right on many of those things when he was calling her out for them. and we will call her out…
Maddow: But your own campaign is about your own candidate, right?
Conway: No. There’s a choice. — yes, this campaign is about two candidates. If I can say one thing about the coverage, it’s not that it’s biased or slanted. it’s incomplete. It’s a referendum of Donald Trump, like you’re going to the ballot box and it’s going to be a big picture of Donald Trump with a light. You either put a black x over him, or you say yay.
Maddow: But when one candidate is planning on banning people from the United States —
Conway: …and the other is hiding.
Maddow: Not doing press conferences is one thing. but proposing a ban on people coming to the United States over a specific religion…
I love how they try to answer a question with turning it around to the issues of the other candidate.