Kellyanne Conway: Anderson Cooper’s Eyeroll Was ‘Sexist’

Conway appeared on Fox & Friends to discuss the viral moment during interview with Cooper.

May 11, 2017 1:25 pm
Anderson Cooper interviews Kellyanne Conway on CNN.
Anderson Cooper interviews Kellyanne Conway on CNN. (Screengrab)

Anderson Cooper’s eyeroll during a CNN interview with White House counselor Kellyanne Conway was sexist, she says.

Speaking with Fox & Friends Thursday, Conway explained that she regularly deals with sexism from TV interviewers, and Cooper’s widely-shared response to Conway’s comments during a Tuesday night interview was no exception.

“Let me tell you something,” Conway said. “Hillary Clinton is in search of sexism as a lame excuse for why her disastrous candidacy and campaign lost six months ago. I face sexism a lot of times when I show up for interviews like that.”

Before the viral moment, Cooper had just played clips of then-candidate Donald Trump praising FBI Director James Comey for his handling of an investigation into Clinton’s private email server, which is among the same reasons the administration now cites as grounds for Comey’s firing.

He rolled his eyes after Conway launched into a non-sequitur following the clips, saying: “Thanks for the trip down memory lane. I was on your show often last fall saying we were going to win Michigan and how we were going to do it, so that was fun.”

Thursday on Fox & Friends, Conway not only slammed his reaction as sexist, but accused the liberal media of a double standard. “Could you imagine … having a male anchor on a network roll eyes at Hillary Clinton, at somebody—a female representative spokeswoman for President Obama or President Bill Clinton? I think not.”

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