"This guy swung an election," Conway told ABC News' George Stephanopoulos, while standing in the White House press briefing room while discussing partisan politics. “He thought the wrong person would win.”
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
Conway swung back on Twitter, insisting she was misunderstood.
In response to a tweet that says, "Conway on Comey: "This guy swung an election," Conway tweeted:
He did not. He swung and miss. I was putting to bed that he was even capable of such a thing. Add sarcasm and stir. https://t.co/fXkoFPn3aC— Kellyanne Conway (@KellyannePolls) April 16, 2018
But Conway's admitting Comey's actions turned the course of the election to her candidate is what's making headlines.
Earlier Monday morning Conway also pushed back, insisting what she said is not what she said:
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
Some responses via Twitter:
LOGIC IN KELLYANNE CONWAY LAND:— Mrs. Betty Bowers (@BettyBowers) April 16, 2018
1) Hillary should have won;
2) James Comey wanted Hillary to win;
3) So he sabotaged her and swung the election to Trump; because
4) She would reward him for his October Surprise against her by letting him keep his job.pic.twitter.com/kddSYRnSvU
Conway now claims her comments were sarcastic. Maybe they were. But it's odd spin for pretty much the only true thing you've said in the entire interview. https://t.co/C43dGfiBYx— Judd Legum (@JuddLegum) April 16, 2018
Hey trump voters.— RespectMyGame 💅🏽 (@battletested5) April 16, 2018
Your own stooge Kellyanne Conway just admitted that trump isn't legitimate because Comey swung the election for trump..
these are the best people trump has around him..