White House Counselor Kellyanne Conway appeared on CNN's “New Day” on Wednesday to defend the president's controversial endorsement of Republican Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore.
“He's out of step for Alabama voters, according to the president,” Conway said of Democratic challenger Doug Jones.
“The president seems to have no moral standard at play then,” co-host Chris Cuomo responded. “It's all political pragmatism.”
Cuomo's remark set Conway off, and she responded in fierce defense of President Donald Trump:
“I will not let you say that. The president has tremendous moral standards. He has said — the White House has said — that the allegations are troubling. The president himself has also said —”
“They're troubling but not troubling enough to do anything about them,” Cuomo interjected.
Conway continued by making a comparison to Sen. Al Franken (D-MN):
“Did you just tell the world that Sen. Franken took a stupid photo and, I don't know, exercised poor judgement but that you're not troubled by that? Is that because he's a reliable vote for higher taxes, for no border security —”
“I'm saying you're comparing what Al Franken did to Roy Moore to try to help mitigate the accusations against Moore, and it's obvious,” Cuomo responded.
Conway then attempted for a third and final time to defend the president's position:
"The president has said the following: The allegations are troubling. Roy Moore has denied them. The president said they're 40 years old. [...]
The president has said the allegations are troubling. They're also 40 years old. Nobody came forward before. The guy's been on the ballot many times. Doug Jones is a liberal Democrat, the president has said, and he doesn't want a liberal Democrat representing Alabama in the United States Senate, just like Kirsten Gilibrand and other Democratic senators who are saying, 'Well, I'm not sure yet' about that they want a reliable Democrat to have that Senate seat in Minnesota, but you don't call them out on that."
You can watch the full clip from CNN below.