Conway: When Asked Tough Questions, It Takes Clinton Backers "About Ten Words" To Change The Subject To Trump

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On ABC's 'This Week' Sunday morning, Donald Trump's campaign manager Kellyanne Conway responds to Clinton running mate Tim Kaine's claim that Hillary Clinton has a better relationship with the press than Donald Trump.

"I've got to push back on the notion that she hasn’t done a press conference," Kaine said earlier in the show. Kaine also attacked Donald Trump, saying that his relationship with the press was similar to that of Russian dictator Vladimir Putin.

Conways criticized the Clinton campaign and "those who defend them," saying: "When you ask them a question about [their campaign], it takes them about 10 words to get to Donald Trump's name."

"That's not how you answer a question," Comway said. "They want this election to be about Donald Trump. And the American people want this election to be about honesty and trustworthiness."

Transcript:

MARTHA RADDATZ, ABC NEWS: You heard Tim Kaine, pivoting from the e-mail questions to talking about Donald Trump, his relationship with Putin and his relationship with the press.

Your reaction?

KELLYANNE CONWAY, TRUMP CAMPAIGN MANAGER: Well, it's very disappointing to see Senator Kaine take that tack because you're asking him very honest questions that the American people want answered, 17,448 e-mails were not turned over to the inspector general.

That's in addition to the 33,000 emails that had been deleted. And Martha, as you very correctly pointed out, if you see the C as the classification of national security information, folks know what that means.

And certainly a former United States senator, former first lady and certainly the sitting secretary of state should know what the C means.

I think that the polling data that you showed earlier really tells the tale here. Hillary Clinton is having a hard time being accepted as a truthful and honest candidate vis-a-vis the American people. And I thought that Senator Kaine trying to pivot away to Donald Trump is really become a favorite parlor game these days.

I watch Secretary Clinton -- excuse me, Senator Kaine and others who defend them, when you ask them a question about them, it takes them about 10 words to get to Donald Trump's name.

That's not how you answer a question. She, they want this election to be about Donald Trump. And the American people want this election to be about honesty and trustworthiness and her being more acceptable and forthcoming in her responses.

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