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Conway: ‘Second Weddings’ Draw Bigger Crowds Than Hillary’s Campaign Stops

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Christian Datoc Senior White House Correspondent
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Kellyanne Conway criticized the crowds Hillary Clinton draws on the campaign trail during a Sunday morning interview with CBS’ John Dickerson.

Dickerson had just asked Donald Trump’s campaign manager about recent comments the Republican nominee made regarding former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates.

Donald Trump walks across the tarmac as he arrives for a rally at the JetCenters of Colorado in Colorado Springs on September 17, 2016.(Getty Images)

Donald Trump walks across the tarmac as he arrives for a rally at the JetCenters of Colorado in Colorado Springs on September 17, 2016.(Getty Images)

“One of the critiques that Secretary Gates, who’s seen and worked with a few presidents, made was that Donald Trump is thin-skinned,” posed Dickerson. “He doesn’t have the temperament for the office. Wasn’t he, in his response to Mr. Gates, proving Mr. Gates’ point?”

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump's campaign manager Kellyanne Conway walks out of the Trump Tower following a round table meeting in the Manhattan borough of borough of New York, U.S., August 25, 2016. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s campaign manager Kellyanne Conway walks out of the Trump Tower following a round table meeting in the Manhattan borough of borough of New York, U.S., August 25, 2016. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

“No, not at all. He was defending himself,” Conway responded. “Mr. Trump has the right to do that. He’s attacked by people who have never met him, who haven’t given a thoughtful look to his plans, which, of course, are out there for everyone to see. He’s on the stump every single day delivering policy speeches, addressing crowds, rallies.”

[dcquiz] “I mean, Bernie Sanders had an event yesterday in Ohio for Hillary Clinton,” She continued. “There were 150 people there. That’s like a second wedding where I come from.”

Conway noted that there isn’t “a big movement for Hillary Clinton.”

“Mr. Trump has a right to defend himself from people who I don’t think are looking at the substance of his plans,” she stated. “They’re just – they’re just judging someone they’ve never met.”

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