White House counselor Kellyanne Conway responded Thursday to Anderson Cooper rolling his eyes at her during a live TV interview Tuesday, suggesting the CNN anchor's dismissive gesture was "sexist."
"Now your White House is saying that what he did was wrong. But previously, as a candidate, Donald Trump was saying that was the right thing," Anderson said to Conway Tuesday following former FBI Director James Comey's firing.
"You're conflating two things that don't belong together. 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," Conway responded, as Cooper rolled his eyes.
On Thursday morning, Conway appeared on Fox News where she responded to Cooper's gesture.
"Let’s put a couple things in context," Conway said on Fox News. "He had me sit through a bunch of tapes showing then-candidate Trump commending Jim Comey about Hillary Clinton’s emails, talking about him, etc. And the fact is that they showed all these clips and they showed candidate Trump in Grand Rapids, Michigan. And I said, hey, thanks for the trip down memory lane and talked about winning Michigan."
Conway explained that's when Cooper rolled his eyes at her.
The senior White House staffer then reversed the tables and used a common liberal response to react to Cooper's snide gesture.
"Let me tell you something. 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," Conway said.
"Could you imagine rolling your eyes, 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," Conway concluded.
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