Donald Trump's advisor and frequent spokeswoman Kellyanne Conway faced an elderly CNN moderator after suspecting that there were "problems" with her marriage to a prominent President's critic.
In an interview with Ms. Conway, who frequently speaks On behalf of the government, seasoned journalist and presenter Wolf Blitzer played excerpts from a rival channel from the previous day in which her husband Trump criticized.
Conway's husband, George Conway, is a Republican lawyer who has since become a lawyer. Known as an ingenious critic of the president, although his wife worked as a presidential candidate for him, and then he entered the White House.
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"It's a tricky question and a political issue. That's a substantive issue, "Blizter said.
"I do not want to talk about your marriage, I know there are problems there … Her husband, George Conway, is a lawyer, I do not want to talk about your marriage, I know there are problems there. George Conway, is a lawyer … "
At that point, Ms. Conway threw in and said, "What did you just say? No no no. Did you just say that there are problems there? You do not want to talk about my marriage, but …? "
Mr. Blister reiterated his claim that he did not want to talk about their marriage and played a clip of MSNBC from Mr. Conway, who attacked the president.
Afterwards he did so, Ms. Conway said she was embarrassed for CNN. "Where's the shame, where's the self-observation," she said. "And the relevance is, and, come on – wait – drum roll – and he's married to me?"
The Conways are not the first high-profile couple in Washington, DC who agree not to agree on politics. James Carville, who served as Campaign Manager for Bill Clinton in 1992, is married to Republican Advisor Mary Matalin.
At the same time, Mr. Conway's criticism of Mr. Trump is often devastating. The President has sometimes, but not always, reacted to the shocks. In March he called him a "total loser" and the "husband of hell" after Mr. Conway had hinted that the president did not have the mental faculties to serve.
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In her interview on Thursday, Ms. Conway said to Mr. Blitzer, "You are ashamed and I am ashamed of you."
"I looked up to you when I was in college and law school. I would switch on CNN to see what Wolf Blitzer has to say about war, famine and disruptions abroad.
I've really respected you all these years as someone who would give you the news, and now it's someone's husband says. "