Kellyanne Conway to CNN's Brian Stelter: In Your Network's "Commercial Interest" To Be Anti-Trump; "CNN Should Own It"


White House counselor Kellyanne Conway joins CNN's Brian Stelter for a debate on Sunday morning's edition of 'Reliable Sources.'

Stelter accused Conway of "spreading misinformation" while Conway accused Stelter of embracing the "anti-Trump" role in the name of profits.

"You're a very prominent person there," she said about Stelter at CNN. "Just say, you know, ‘we’re doing better in the ratings, we’re getting better ad revenues because we’re one of the more anti-Trump than down-the-line outlets.’ Just own it! I think it’s okay to do that."

"We’re not anti-Trump, Kellyanne. We’re pro-truth. We are pro-honesty. We’re pro-decency, and this is a tough moment in American history for people that support facts and decency," Stelter replied.

Conway continued to press the point: "CNN used to be a place where people could tune in and get news all day long. Now they get spin and people’s opinions. I think CNN should own it. Why not say it’s in our commercial interest at CNN to be anti-Trump. We’re profitable if we’re against the president, most of our viewers are against the president. Just own it. Don’t you think that would be more profitable for CNN?"

"I understand that you don’t want an adversarial media. I guess you just want everybody to be like Fox News, state-run media," Stelter replied.

Conway responded: "That’s not true. Stop being so jealous of Fox News, Brian, and their ratings. I think that would help if you drop the jealousy a little bit about Fox News. The fact is that we need a media that covers the facts."

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