Conway, Stelter Battle After Conway Says CNN Made ‘Business Decision’ to Oppose Trump

• July 24, 2017 8:52 am


White House counselor Kellyanne Conway battled with CNN's Brian Stelter on Sunday morning over what Conway said was the network's "business decision" to oppose President Donald Trump.

"We're very happy to come and take questions from an outlet that has been incredibly unfair and systematically against this president, I guess you made the business decision to do so," Conway said, before going into some of the country's recent good news, including the commissioning of the USS Gerald Ford (CVN 78).

"Why does attacking CNN make America great again?" Stelter asked Conway.

"I'm sure you want that to go viral," Conway said. "I'm not attacking CNN."

Stelter interjected to say that Conway had accused CNN of making a "business decision to be unfair to the president," and called the Trump administration "awfully dysfunctional."

"Well, first of all, that's not fair," Conway said. "And I constantly hear this coming out of the mouths of people who've never worked in any White House, let alone this White House."

"If you want a more candid, clear look at the functioning of the White House, I invite you inside, come inside," Conway said.

Conway went on to say that the Trump administration never received any requests for such access from the media and only saw criticism on television. Stelter said it was not CNN's job to do the administration's press work for them and that the White House had admitted to failures with press secretary Sean Spicer resigning.