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You might say Kellyanne Conway, campaign manager for Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, ventured into the lion's den when she appeared on "The View" Wednesday.
The intense distaste of co-hosts Whoopi Goldberg and Joy Behar for Trump is no secret, and indeed Behar wasted no time grilling Conway about the billionaire businessman.
"Your guy, Donald Trump, he's very cavalier about using nuclear weapons," Behar said. "Aren't you petrified? You have four children. That scares me more than any other stupid thing he has said."
Conway tried answering Behar's question by pointing to Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton's policies, but Behar pounced.
"His rhetoric is off the wall on this topic," she said, her voice rising. Soon Behar peppered Conway with sharp, rat-a-tat queries: "What? He doesn't mean it? What? What do you think?"
"Is his rhetoric reckless?" Behar finally asked, exasperated.
Conway said no and then returned fire at the co-host, accusing her of "cherry picking" things Trump said rather than looking at broader meanings.
"I like you," Behar told Conway, "but I think that right here you're being delusional."
Conway dug into the co-hosts a bit deeper after Goldberg seemed to accuse Trump of hypocrisy regarding polls.
"He said the media is crooked, the polls are crooked, everything was crooked, and now he's doing better 'cause they're neck and neck," Goldberg told Conway. "I just am wondering, will it be crooked again ... if he slips in the polls? Are we back to crooked?"
"I think what you need to do is get ready for a chyron that says 'President-elect Donald J. Trump,'" Conway shot back, smiling. "And I'll tell you what, he told me to tell you that he'll come on your show as soon as he's elected."
"I don't care if he ever comes on this show, myself," an annoyed Goldberg replied, adding that Trump's "been very nasty about people I care about."
Conway began to respond by saying "let me tell you what's nasty," but in one of the most tense moments of the show, Goldberg repeatedly talked over Conway's point about Clinton's "tens of millions of dollars in negative advertising."
(H/T: Young Conservatives)
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