CNN host Chris Cuomo was flabbergasted when President Donald Trump's 2020 campaign press secretary Kayleigh McEnany asserted that Trump had never lied.
That didn't stop McEnany from using the Trumpian tactic of claiming instead that the real liars are the "fake news media" as she vouched for Trump's innocence.
"No. I don't believe the President has lied." Trump campaign national press secretary Kayleigh McEnany tells… https://t.co/2H4wt2uwtS— Cuomo Prime Time (@Cuomo Prime Time)1567043838.0
"I'm gonna ask you this one more time," Cuomo said.
"Do you believe this President has ever lied to the American people?"
"No, I don't believe the President has lied...Do you believe the fake news media has lied?"
McEnany continued to lob accusations against Cuomo:
"The fake news media lies every day about this President. The fake news media lies and that's why you've lost credibility."
Cuomo was not having it:
"Interview's over, Kayleigh! Please.
"If you can't admit that this President has lied to the American people, you will not have credibility with the audience. You've got a long way to go, Kayleigh."
"Look, when the President is telling the American people not to believe in a free press, that they're the enemy of this state...he is to blame for sowing the seeds of division...He lies all the time and you know it."
McEnany continued to accuse the press of lying, while Cuomo promised that he'd never lied about the President "in [his] life."
The two reached an impasse, with Cuomo assuring McEnany that she'd still be welcome on the show.
People on Twitter were amazed at her denial.
@CuomoPrimeTime @ChrisCuomo What you have to wonder now is: is she really that stupid and gullible OR how much is… https://t.co/X8CoeZFGXd— WTF Just Happened? (@WTF Just Happened?)1567044078.0
@CuomoPrimeTime @ChrisCuomo They look so desperate and sad when they try to lie about Fascist trump daily in the fa… https://t.co/U63dsWklz1— Coco's Mom 🌊🌊🌊🌊 (@Coco's Mom 🌊🌊🌊🌊)1567081141.0
@CuomoPrimeTime @ChrisCuomo These people don’t live in the same reality as everybody else.— Steve (@Steve)1567084295.0
But even more than Kayleigh's delusion, people were stumped that Cuomo and CNN still invite documented liars on the air to feed the President's propaganda machine.
@CuomoPrimeTime @ChrisCuomo Thank you, Chris, for bringing on more and more progressive voices but continuing to le… https://t.co/cc0Z0YFetx— Suspended4Resisting (@Suspended4Resisting)1567091130.0
@CuomoPrimeTime @nypapajoe @ChrisCuomo Terrible interview. Please stop inviting propagandists on your show.— Yoshiesque (@Yoshiesque)1567083813.0
@CuomoPrimeTime @ChrisCuomo Where do they find these people that so blindly follow and are so willing to lie for hi… https://t.co/Vp7M9HJPRD— press sec’s lyin’ wonky eye (@press sec’s lyin’ wonky eye)1567046232.0
@CuomoPrimeTime @ChrisCuomo Just stop it Chris! There is no point and no value in having these liars on your show.… https://t.co/Y5MSkVgHke— Jack Stansbury (@Jack Stansbury)1567052952.0
But because up is down and down is up, the Trump campaign praised Kayleigh's denial as a victory over Cuomo.
WATCH: @kayleighmcenany owns @ChrisCuomo on bias at Fake News @CNN! https://t.co/1FYGUh4OjN— Team Trump (@Team Trump)1567094028.0
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