It's no secret that CNN anchor Chris Cuomo and Trump adviser Kellyanne Conway have had a bit of a rocky on-air relationship. And Monday night was no different.
Conway was technically on CNN to talk about the government shutdown and subsequent reopening, but it didn't take long for things to take a turn, as they tend to do between these two.
It all started when Cuomo asked Conway if she'd be returning after the commercial break, which was met with silence by Conway. Cuomo quipped that "silence means acceptance."
So when the program returned from commercial, Conway broke right into a debate about the implications behind "silence means acceptance."
"In this climate, nobody wants to say that," Conway remarked. After some confusion from Cuomo, Conway clarified, "Silence equals acceptance. I think that people who were marching on Saturday would disagree."
"Oh, the Women's March," Cuomo exclaimed. "The one where the president was tweeting that all the people were out there marching to say how great he's done?"
WATCH: Chris Cuomo Rips ‘Insulting’ Kellyanne Conway Claiming Women’s Marchers Support Trump https://t.co/HaAHCj1fd9 https://t.co/3Eo5GoLwh3— Latest Politics (@Latest Politics)1516739527.0
"No no no, how great the economy is," Conway corrected. "We have the lowest unemployment rate in 17 years."
"You know that's not why they were marching," Cuomo fired back.
He continued: "Isn't that insulting to all those women out there who are looking for leadership and looking for someone to get behind them? And instead, he makes a joke about their march?"
Still, Conway pressed on, saying it was "no joke," to which Cuomo responded: "And it's no joke that they don't get equal pay and women like you have been forced to do it twice as hard as men to get to the same place. And it's not right. And you know it and I know it. And you guys are in a position to do something about it and instead he's tweeting, you know, a little tongue and cheek about it. Why? Why wasn't he out there?"
Watch the exchange for yourself:
Many viewers didn't understand why Cuomo would keep inviting Conway onto his show, especially when she seems to spout misinformation like it's nobody's business:
@ChrisCuomo Why do you continue to have Kellyanne Conway on your show? Are you striving for the Jerry Springer S… https://t.co/vRdxwo4OV2— ꧁ 🤎 🌟𝔥𝔯𝕙𝓞Ⓡςħ𝐢𝓭 🌟🤎꧂ (@꧁ 🤎 🌟𝔥𝔯𝕙𝓞Ⓡςħ𝐢𝓭 🌟🤎꧂)1516734354.0
CNN’s Chris Cuomo interviewing Kellyanne Conway for about 25 minutes that’s like talking to a wall brick wall at th… https://t.co/RwUKod7tG8— john ciabattari (@john ciabattari)1516675044.0
@ChrisCuomo Actually I like Chris Cuomo and the show less Kellyanne Conway! The woman is mentally draining.— Ali (@Ali)1516679379.0
I’ve enjoyed Chris Cuomo in prime time, but not with Kellyanne Conway. Having her on is pointless. *turns channel t… https://t.co/xVP3m1nxZ3— Robin (@Robin)1516673840.0
Chris Cuomo - stop having Kellyanne Conway on your show - all she does is lie and that lowers credibility in you and CNN!!— Susan (@Susan)1516715297.0
Even Rosie O'Donnell questioned why Cuomo would keep inviting Conway back in a fiery tweet:
@ChrisCuomo Chris - spare us ur journalistic heroics - she lies Chris - u put her on - and u act stunned - indignan… https://t.co/UaPXAtnpUB— ROSIE (@ROSIE)1516681679.0
So, while CNN may be searching for facts from Conway and falling short, at least they provide some awkward, tense entertainment:
Watching Kellyanne Conway being interviewed by Chris Cuomo and you can just feel the creepy sexual tension.— Hal O' be thy name. (@Hal O' be thy name.)1516673366.0