The actions of Donald Trump while he was in the White House were almost always indefensible. That doesn’t mean, however, that people weren’t going to try. And no one defended the 45th President more often than Kellyanne Conway.
The former adviser recently wrote a book detailing her time in the White House. And she is still defending Trump to this day. During a weekend appearance on HBO’s Real Time, she debated the former President’s legacy with Bill Maher.
The exchange went like this:
“KELLYANNE CONWAY: If he committed crimes then somebody will have to prosecute that. But that’s not what these hearings are.
BILL MAHER: Well, they are. They’re –.
KELLYANNE CONWAY: They’re organizing tools. In primetime hearings.
BILL MAHER: It’s a, yes. It’s a precursor to the prosecution by the Justice Department. He also met in December with, I think it was Flynn and Giuliani and Sidney Powell, and talked about martial law and seizing the voting machines and rerunning the election. Again, I mean, come on. You warned —
KELLYANNE CONWAY: I write about this in my in my book that they let charlatan after supplicant after showman in front of the Resolute desk at a time when the president should have been focused on a peaceful transfer of power and bragging about his four years of real accomplishments that we all miss.
KELLYANNE CONWAY: Why are you afraid of him beating Biden?
BILL MAHER: Because he’s a criminal who doesn’t abide by American democracy! That’s why. Because he doesn’t care. Because he knows. He knows he lost the election. He doesn’t care. He tried —
KELLYANNE CONWAY: He thinks he won the election. I disagree with you completely.
BILL MAHER: I don’t we neither one of us knows what’s in his mind —
KELLYANNE CONWAY: He thinks he won the election. That is just incorrect. He thinks he won the election. I’m one of the few people around —
BILL MAHER: Well that’s even sadder. Again, it’s this debate. Is he stupid or crazy?”
Watch a clip of the segment below:
Bill Maher tries to get Kellyanne Conway to stop defending Donald Trump. He fails. pic.twitter.com/yv6GZj8tVa
— Mike Sington (@MikeSington) June 11, 2022
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