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The View' hosts respond to Kellyanne Conway's sexism claims: 'Stupidity does not have a gender
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The View' hosts respond to Kellyanne Conway's sexism claims: 'Stupidity does not have a gender

The hosts on "The View" implied that White House counselor Kellyanne Conway was stupid after she made claims that Anderson Cooper's eye roll during their Tuesday night interview on CNN was "sexist."

Conway and Cooper went head to head during the tense interview — which covered President Donald Trump's firing of former FBI Director James Comey — and Conway insisted that Comey's firing was "not a cover-up."

"It’s not a cover-up," Conway told Cooper. "In fact, the president makes very clear in his letter the fact that Mr. Comey on at least three occasions assured him he is not under investigation."

During the interview, Cooper rolled his eyes at Conway, which later became a viral moment. Conway noted on Thursday her own belief that Cooper's treatment of her on his CNN show was sexist.

Speaking with Fox News, Conway addressed Cooper's disrespect and 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."

Instead of supporting their fellow woman, however, "The View" panel decried Conway's accusations of sexism.

"That was not sexism," co-host Sara Haines said. "I'm sorry — stupidity does not have a gender."

Co-host Joy Behar said, "This is also the one who claimed [Trump] was using 'alternative facts.' When the eyes roll, it's 'not again with this lie.' "

"When she lies all the time, doesn't that deserve an eye roll?" Behar asked.

Even conservative co-host Jedediah Bila didn't think that Cooper's eye roll was sexist, and added the term "sexist" shouldn't be thrown around as much as it's been in the past.

"If [Nancy Pelosi] got on a segment and a male anchor rolled his eyes," Bila said, "I do think there's segments of the population on the left that would say immediately, 'This is sexist!' I think we universally need to say that's not a word that should be tossed around. ... That's not sexist."

Behar interjected, and said that it wasn't sexism because of Conway's history of "lying," thus deserving the eye roll.

"Did Hillary deserve an eye roll when she lied?" Bila shot back at Behar. "She lied repeatedly!"

See the full segment in the video below.

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