Things Just Got Heated Between Anderson Cooper And Kellyanne Conway

“You weren't in the briefing, you don't know if what we're reporting is true or not,” Anderson Cooper reminded Kellyanne Conway.

Shortly after President-elect Donald Trump called CNN “fake news” and had a shouting match with CNN senior White House correspondent Jim Acosta over the network’s report that intelligence officials briefed Trump on alleged Russian efforts to compromise him, one of his senior advisers appeared on the said channel to vehemently deny the claims.

Kellyanne Conway, the woman responsible to clean up the giant puddles of mess left behind by the incoming commander-in-chief, got into an intense argument with CNN’s Anderson Cooper regarding the dossier the network only referred to (but BuzzFeed went ahead and published on its website).

“What you still haven't answered, though, is what is inaccurate in our reporting?” the host asked. “Because you said you weren't in the briefing, you don't know if what we're reporting is true or not. You weren't in the briefing. And I guess you haven't heard anything about what was in the briefing from anybody who was there. Can you deny that what we reported, not what BuzzFeed, all that unsubstantiated stuff, which we're not reporting, what we reported — how can you say it's not true?”

Conway, as misinformed as she usually is, continued pushing her own point, insisting incoming press secretary Sean Spicer was “exactly right” to suggest both CNN and BuzzFeed ran unverified claims.

“CNN went first yesterday and BuzzFeed went second,” she said. “Our press secretary Sean Spicer was absolutely correct and so was our president-elect.”

However, Cooper was not backing down either.

“We didn’t report what BuzzFeed reported,” he shot back.

Conway then claimed that CNN actually linked to the explosive dossier released in its entirety on BuzzFeed.

“I think if you link to something on your website, you're reporting it,” Conway responded. “You can't say you're not reporting it if it's on your website.”

While the interview was still going on, Jim Sciutto, one of the four reporters on the CNN story, tweeted this:



The reaction on Twitter was massive:







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