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Unexpected: Kellyanne Conway Gets Brutally Fact-Checked Live On Fox News

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During an interview on Fox News on Wednesday, White House counselor Kellyanne Conway defended President Donald Trump’s slow response to the coronavirus pandemic by slamming New York Mayor Bill de Blasio’s efforts to contain the COVID-19 outbreak in the city.

New York is now the nation’s epicenter of the crisis, with nearly half of all the confirmed cases in the country.

But her attacks on de Blasio didn’t quite go as expected when Fox News host Martha MacCallum noted Trump himself followed a similar timeline.

Conway went after de Blasio by noting his statements earlier this month urging New Yorkers to go out despite the pandemic threat, including this March 2 tweet:

“I think that’s absolutely true,” MacCallum said, adding that de Blasio wasn’t giving his citizens a “positive message” on how he’d lead the city through the crisis. But then MacCallum noted Trump made similar pronouncements at around the same time:

“But in terms of the things that you’re mentioning, you could probably match up some of those early March statements from him with also similarly optimistic statements from President Trump, although they’ve handled it very differently since then.”

Conway insisted there’s “no comparison” and said the administration had been working behind the scenes on the situation since Jan. 12.

However, Trump has also publicly downplayed the threat, especially in February and early March.

On Feb. 26, he said the country had 15 cases and predicted that “within a couple of days it’s going to be down to close to zero.”

And on March 9, he complained on Twitter that the flu kills more Americans but “Nothing is shut down, life & the economy go on.”

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GOP Group’s Stunning New Ad Rips Trump Over Russian Bounties: ‘You’re Either A Coward Or You’re Complicit’

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The Lincoln Project, An anti-Trump Republican Super Pac, released two knock-out anti-Trump ads taking aim at the President’s betrayal of American troops and his racism.

In the video, titled “Betrayed,” former U.S Navy SEAL Dr. Dan Barkhuff unloads on Trump, calling out his cowardice and failure to stand up to Putin.

Barkhuff looks directly at the camera while saying, “We need to send this draft dodger back to his golf courses. The lives of our troops depend on it.” The ad blew up on Twitter getting shared thousands and thousands of times.

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