Conway: Debates Are Not Hillary Clinton's "Sweet Spot," Campaign Lowering Her Expectations


Donald Trump campaign manager Kellyanne Conway appeared on Monday's edition of 'The TODAY Show' to discuss her campaigns debate preparations and how the Clinton campaign is trying to lower expectations, saying debates are not Clinton’s “sweet spot.” She also addresses the invitation extended to Gennifer Flowers, with whom Bill Clinton had a sexual relationship, to attend the debate.

"[Clinton campaign manager Robby Mook] and I are living in paralel universes. Donald Trump has been criticized all weekend long. I think the Clinton campaign has clearly been gaming the refs, talking to the media for a week now, saying it is your job to make sure Donald Trump is checked, fact-checked in real time," she said.

"I'm shocked a campaign manager would try to lower expectations that dramatically for his own candidate," she said about Mook.

"They know that campaign debates are not Hillary Clinton's sweet spot."

"Yes, she's experienced at doing them," she said. "But the experience hasn't necessarily been beneficial. I've been asking voters informally: Can you name anything from a debate you've seen from Hillary Clinton that really moved you, or even that you remember. And they can't. She's been in 34 of them."

"People want to see a candidate, and a future president of the United States who is nimble, and can answer questions that haven't been preprogrammed in their head through all this secretive debate prep and mock debates," Conway said.

"They want someone who can look and assess the situation, weigh the options and consequences, and make a firm decision."

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