On Wednesday, Trump campaign manager, Kellyanne Conway returned for another grilling on The View, but it was her clash with Whoopi Goldberg that dominated the day.
According to US Magazine, things got heated when Conway brought up ABC News’ poll numbers which showed her boss, Trump edging out his Democratic Party rival, Hillary Clinton by a single point, 46 percent to 45 percent.
Conway excited that some of the numbers were turning in Trump’s favor in the midst of the F.B.I. bombshell that they would reopen an investigation into Clinton’s email scandal, said it was her favorite poll at the moment. Conway pointed out that Clinton got cocky over her 12-point margin, thinking that it was an impossible lead to close just weeks to the election.
“So many people should not have been getting their inaugural ball gowns and popping the campaign corks prematurely because you have to respect people, you have to give the American people a chance to exercise their choice and express their voice…I think Hillary Clinton got a little too comfortable.”
Goldberg who has never shied away from making her thoughts about Donald Trump’s candidacy known queried if the poll numbers were to be believed, since the Republican presidential candidate had always said that the media was biased and the polls were rigged for him to fail.
“Wait, didn’t you guys say the polls were rigged? Actually, your man did say that. Your man said for awhile that the polls were rigged. I’m just saying what he said.”
Goldberg went on to take a dig at the 70-year-old Manhattan billionaire, asking his campaign manager if he had any complaints about the media now, since things were now looking in his favor. Kellyanne Conway’s comment that she had always been on the side of the media, led the Sister Act actress to take a swipe again at Trump.
“He said, the media is crooked, the polls are crooked, everything was crooked and now he’s doing better because they’re neck-in-neck, and I’m just wondering, will it be crooked again if he slips in the polls? Are we back to crooked?”
Conway took her own subtle dig at the hosts of The View telling them that Donald Trump would be available to come on the show once he was elected. Whoopi said the real estate mogul had been nasty to people all around and she frankly did not care if he wanted to come on the show.
Kellyanne, not one to go to ground without a fight redefined, “nasty” as the millions of dollars the Hillary Clinton camp had been spending on negative advertising, trying to paint Trump in very bad light.
Co-host, Joy Behar who started off on a cooler note than Goldberg calling Conway, a delectable Italian girl, eventually labeled her “delusional” when she said people were blowing what Trump said about nuclear weapons out of proportion. The Republican Party nominee has over time called for America to rebuild its nuclear arsenal and be ready to use it as a last resort in time of war.
Co-host Paula Faris tried to break up the sparring between Conway and Goldberg by shifting attention to the F.B.I. timing of wanting to reopen an investigation that could easily influence the U.S. elections November 8.
Kellyanne, who is also CEO of The Polling Company/Woman Trend, commended the F.B.I. for reopening the investigation, pointing out that something sinister was in the offing that could implicate Clinton because of the huge number of emails being investigated.
A total of 650,000 emails are being looked at by the F.B.I.
When 60-year-old Goldberg asked Conway about her views on the email scandal and how it could influence the elections, Conway answered that she would prefer to leave that to the agency. Goldberg in a voice dripping with sarcasm had answered, “I’m asking you because you’re here.”
Conway circled back to Clinton saying that she had taken her “nasty woman” tag to new heights in light of the F.B.I. announcement, Friday with the negativity that had characterized her TV ads.
The 49-year-old took a sly dig at Clinton saying that she had no message to pass across and that she fell short of her Democratic predecessors, Barack Obama and husband, Bill. Whoopi countered her saying that Hillary Clinton was passing across a message which was that anybody could be president, to a rapturous applause from the audience.
The hosts ended the segment on a light note with a comedy skit from Saturday Night Live. They commended Conway for being a great sport and gave her a gift card to the Trump spa when she had time off.
With just days to the elections, both political parties are pushing their campaign managers to talk to women on The View. Clinton’s campaign manager, Robby Mook will appear on the show later this week.
The View is one of the most watched shows by women in America averaging almost three million viewers per episode.
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