Trump adviser Kellyanne Conway called out CNN for their wall-to-wall coverage of Stormy Daniels, insisting that the network has “invested a lot” in the story.
CNN’s Jake Tapper asked Conway during a Sunday morning “State of the Union” interview when the president found out that his lawyer, Michael Cohen, had made a payment to Daniels.
Conway said she didn’t know before chiding CNN for focusing so heavily on the allegations, apparently citing a Media Research Center study that found the network hosted Stormy’s lawyer, Michael Avenatti, at least 59 times in less than two months. (RELATED: CNN Hosts Avenatti 59 Times In Two Months)
“Respectfully, I know that CNN has invested a lot in this story and in Ms. Daniels’ attorney,” Conway said. “He has appeared on your network over 65 times in less than two months. That is a choice that you make.”
Conway followed up her criticism by noting that the network’s polls show that the American people are not interested in the Stormy Daniels story in the way that they are interested in the economy, North Korea, and other issues.
Tapper seemed unfazed by Conway’s attack on CNN and snapped right back to the question of the payment to Daniels.