Kellyanne Conway, senior adviser to President-elect Donald Trump, hit the mainstream media on Sunday for peddling the idea that Trump couldn’t win the White House.
Conway’s comments came during an appearance on CNN “State of the Union” Sunday. She was responding to comments from Robby Mook, the campaign manager for Hillary Clinton, who blamed Clinton’s loss to Trump largely on the spread of fake news.
He specifically mentioned the news stories that Breitbart News published, which was previously headed by Trump chief strategist Steve Bannon.
“The Russians were propagating fake news through Facebook and other outlets,” Mook said. “But look, we also had, and this is with all due respect to Kellyanne and her colleagues, look Steve Bannon ran Breitbart News, which was notorious for peddling stories like this.”
Conway, however, had a much different take. According to her, the biggest fake news of the election came from the mainstream media, who continuously pushed the narrative that Trump was not a serious presidential candidate and that he would never win the White House.
“I think the biggest piece of fake news in the election was that Donald Trump couldn’t win,” Conway quipped. “That was peddled for probably weeks and months before the campaign — definitely in the closing days. If you look at major news stations and major cable news networks it’s unmistakable.”
“Particularly in print stories,” she added. “Literally, if you go back, and because we have them, pull the front page — it’s unbelievable. And it’s fake because it’s based off things that just aren’t true.”
Conway also cited many of the narratives the mainstream media pushed, such as: Trump had no path to the White House, that his campaign had no ground game, that Clinton’s campaign had more money to spend, that Clinton had more personnel and that she just couldn’t possibly ever lose to Trump.
They all, of course, were wrong.
Watch Conway’s comments below: