Patriots everywhere were livid during the first presidential debate when it quickly became clear that moderator Lester Holt rigged the proceedings against Donald Trump. During the second presidential debate last night, moderator Anderson Cooper tried to do the exact same thing, only this time the Trump campaign wasn’t about to let him get away with it.
Politico reported that Trump campaign manager Kellyanne Conway spoke out after the debate to slam Cooper for accusing Trump of sexual assault based on the infamous audio clip released last weekend. Conway said this move by Cooper demeaned actual victims of such crimes.
“When Anderson Cooper pressed Mr. Trump on sexual assault, Donald Trump shot back and said no, that’s not what this was. These are words,” Conway told Fox & Friends on Monday. “And I think there’s something there, because this term ‘sexual assault’ has been bandied about, and I will tell you as somebody who’s worked with and certainly has in my life, as I’m sure we all do, victims of sexual assault, it demeans them to equate that with this for political purposes.”
Conway then refused to defend the lewd comments about women that Trump made in the 2005 clip, but she did downplay them as words and not deeds.
“So I will first tell you that my reaction was a combination of what Gov. Pence and Melania Trump and Donald Trump have said about his comments. I too found them to be unacceptable and offensive and nobody is here to defend them, including Donald Trump,” Conway said. “He apologized on Friday in a video post that everybody can see. Those are his words and he again repeated that last night, said that he hated it. He was embarrassed. He apologized for it, and then he also said the difference between words and actions, and talked about that very important distinction.”
In the end, all Cooper accomplished with his questions last night was exposing himself as the sham of a journalist that he is. SHARE this story if you think he was an AWFUL moderator!
H/T: MRC Blog