Recently on NBC’s Meet the Press, Chuck Todd had the chance to sit down with Donald Trump’s then-campaign manager, Kellyanne Conway. This was, indeed, a very enlightening interview about the state of the Trump campaign (you can read all about it here), but perhaps the interview’s shining moment was when Chuck called Kellyanne Conway out on a major lie that Trump and his campaign had been spewing.
The sound byte is that the “rigged” media is clearly slanted in favor of Hillary Clinton, with 96% of donors in the media are backing Clinton over Trump. The truth, however, is a little more revealing than their spun version of the the figures (which amounts to a lie).
The exchange went like this:
KELLYANNE CONWAY: And it did, unfortunately, include some of the media. Not most, not all. But it does include some. We see all these revelations, Chuck, 96% of the donations politically went to Hillary Clinton by working journalists, 96%. There’s no arguing with a number like that–
CHUCK TODD: There was no political journalists in there. I get where you’re going with that. But that includes people that cover stories for entertainment–
KELLYANNE CONWAY: Well, this is important though.
CHUCK TODD: I mean, I’m just saying, I mean, let’s at least give it some nuance here.
There you have it, folks. Absolutely 0% of the donors in question are a part of the political media in any way, shape, or form – which belies the entire foundation of their sick argument. THANK YOU, CHUCK TODD for shedding some light on this topic, and calling out Team Trump for yet ANOTHER lie!
Folks, watch the exchange below: