Kellyanne Conway, one time top advisor to former President Donald Trump, recently defended her former boss, saying he isn’t really a problem anymore because “the big lie” about the 2020 election being stolen from him has “lessened over time.”
Conway told Fox News host Howard Kurtz as much when he asked her if the former President’s insistence that he actually beat Joe Biden in the 2020 election and didn’t serve a second term because it was “rigged” and “stolen” was a distraction for the GOP for future elections.
“In contrast to President Biden, there’s a lot of media attention as there always is on Donald Trump. Not just on the DOJ documents investigation, but the way he pounds away at a stolen election. He’s still doing it. And so, I asked you this last time,” he continued. “As one of the few in his inner circle who told your former boss at the time that he lost the election fairly, is this all — amplified by the media to be sure — a distraction for Republicans?”
“I disagree with your premise. I think it’s actually lessened over time. If you listen to what he says at his rallies, if you listen to the wonderful policy speech at America First Policy Institute (AFPI) two months ago here in Washington when he returned for the first time since he had left as president.”
“That speech, it took him about one hour and one minute to talk about the 2020 election, Howie.”
Conway also recently slammed the mainstream media and the Democratic party in a radio interview with John Catsimatidis’ on WABC 770 AM, claiming Democrats have buried “so many great” accomplishments of the Trump presidency, and the media for enabling it by keeping them “hidden and shrouded:”
“I really thought that the media would want to get the story and not just get the president. All we see is chaos and crisis — not chaos and crisis in a tweet or an Oval Office spontaneous briefing — chaos and crisis at the gas pump, in the grocery store, in Ukraine, at the southern border, in our communities, yes our urban areas but also our suburbs as well; rising crime, rising costs. And the media don’t want to cover that.”
“They want everything to be hidden and shrouded and not surface and be transparent to the people ahead of these midterms,” Conway said about the perceived differences in how the media covers the two parties.