Kellyanne Conway Drops Bombshell, Says James Comey ‘Swung The Election’ Allowing Trump To Win
On Monday morning, White House adviser Kellyanne Conway said that former FBI director James Comey swung the election in the favor of Donald Trump, a comment at odds with earlier statements made by Conway and the Trump campaign.
“This guy swung an election,” Conway told George Stephanopoulos on Good Morning America, referring to Comey. “He thought the wrong person would win; people in his household wanted the other person to win; and at the end of your interview, George, he gave a free political commercial telling people to go out there and vote against the president.”
Conway’s remarks followed Comey’s bombshell interview with ABC’s Stephanopoulos. During the interview, the fired FBI director delivered a scathing rebuke of Trump and his administration and encouraged voters to vote Trump out of office.
Conway was likely referring to a letter Comey sent to Congress 11 days before the 2016 general election, in which the then-FBI director wrote that more emails turned up in the Hillary Clinton email probe. On Sunday, Comey said he felt that sending the letter was the right thing to do.
Conway and the Trump campaign previously credited Trump’s surprise victory to a number of factors, none of which were the Comey letter. Conway herself suggested that Clinton didn’t campaign enough or “connect with the people.”
The campaign and Conway also said that Trump’s strong stance on “jobs and the economy, health care and education, terrorism, immigration, [and] national security” brought him to victory in 2016.
Conway quickly backtracked on Twitter, claiming that her remark was meant as a question, not a statement.
“Point I made on 3 shows is that we are supposed to believe THIS guy swung an election? I don’t think so,” she tweeted.
This misleading headline should include an eye roll and question mark. Point I made on 3 shows is that we are supposed to believe THIS guy swung an election? I don’t think so. Kellyanne Conway slams Comey: ‘This guy swung an election’ – ABC News https://t.co/f0GdDE6Tvd
— Kellyanne Conway (@KellyannePolls) April 16, 2018
Counselor to the president Kellyanne Conway slams former FBI Dir. James Comey: “This guy swung an election,” she told @ABC‘s @GStephanopoulos. “He thought the wrong person would win.” https://t.co/Myz7ZNighv pic.twitter.com/BXR0fj4Mfe
— ABC News (@ABC) April 16, 2018