“Good Morning Britain” host Piers Morgan welcomed former White House counsel Kellyanne Conway as a guest Thursday morning — but the conversation soon became contentious.
Morgan, a former CNN host who once supported Trump but later turned against him, claimed that Trump administration officials didn’t take the coronavirus pandemic “seriously” and accused them of hosting “super-spreader” events that placed attendees’ health at risk.
“Instead of taking it seriously, you’re all super-spreading around with no masks and most of you got it and some of you nearly died from it. I mean it was crazy,” Morgan said during the interview.
Conway responded by accusing Morgan of attacking her with a “screed” of allegations.
Still, Conway conceded she wished she had worn a mask “more consistently.”
Morgan, who repeatedly interrupted her, asked her why she didn’t.
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“You’re a smart lady, you just spent five minutes telling us how seriously you were all taking it in there. Why didn’t you wear a mask in public more often?” he pushed.
“I was trying to do that at important junctures, the billions of dollars – ” she said before he cut her off saying, “I get all that. Hang on, let me ask a question. Why didn’t you wear a mask more often in the White House, on show?”
She replied, “I think we trick ourselves … every day by having regular tests. We were tested every single day. And anyone who tested positive was notified immediately and taken off the premises.”
She added that the negative coronavirus tests give “false comfort” that you can’t spread it.
“Unfortunately it doesn’t give you any protection, does it?” co-host Susanna Reid broke in.
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Conway, who left the White House late last summer, was among a number of White House officials who tested positive for the virus, including then-President Trump who was briefly hospitalized, and first lady Melania Trump.
Morgan, who accused Trump of being a prolific liar, claimed his “most egregious lie” was that the election had been stolen from him by the Democrats, which Morgan said had “deadly consequences,” in a reference to the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol.
He then asked Conway if she had ever told Trump to stop lying.
“You’re presuming things that aren’t factual,” she answered, “and, respectfully, you’re giving me no time to…
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