If you’re going to work for a liar, you better be prepared to lie for him on TV. You can’t work for a liar then get pissed off when someone correctly calls them a liar. You COULD but you’d look like a complete idiot, which is exactly what Kellyanne did on CNN with Alisyn Camerota.
Alisyn asked her such an incredibly easy question. Will Donald Trump be releasing anything from the IRS proving he’s under audit? She couldn’t be asked an easier question unless she was asked if water was wet.
Instead of saying “Yes” or “No” or “I don’t know” or maybe changing the subject and word-salading out of the question at high speed, she actually had the nerve to get angry. Yes, when she was asked if Trump will be releasing his audit proof, she snapped “WHY?” (wrong answer) then snapped, again, “ARE YOU CALLING HIM A LIAR?” (wrong answer again, Kellyanne.)
The proper response to being asked if your candidate will release proof of a claim that is a bedrock talking point of his campaign is NOT to attack the questioner. It isn’t to get angry. You give a proper answer that doesn’t turn you into the laughing stock of cable news.
I’ll admit, the first couple days after Trump hired Kellyanne, I thought — Wow, she almost seems …. normal. Nope, forget that stuff right now. She’s just as bad as any other one he’s had, and possibly even worse in certain contexts. Someone else might have wiggled their way out of it, or filibustered the question and ran out the clock. Instead, she went full-Trump and spoke off script.
Lawrence O’Donnel couldn’t believe it. On his show, he dedicated an entire segment to her response. Considering how he only picks the most mock-worthy bits of Republican jackassery to make fun of on his show, this is truly a special mark of shame in her book.
Lawrence took particular offense to the context of her response as well. The wording of it was bad enough, but to then act like Donald Trump isn’t a liar? Are you seriously suggesting he isn’t with the history he’s shown us? Lawrence’s response is simple perfection. He barely says a thing. He doesn’t have to. He lets Trump speak for himself because his own words are far more than anything Lawrence could ever say.
Watch Lawrence O’Donnel laugh at the train wreck below: