Now that Donald Trump Jr. is admitting to having treasonously colluded with the Kremlin in the name of trying to rig the election, just about no one is willing to defend him. Even his own father hasn’t said anything about it on his infamous Twitter account. Instead the White House has been reduced to dusting off Kellyanne Conway and sending her out to defend Junior – but she only ended up making it worse for him.
Conway appeared on CNN today and tried her usual tactic of incoherently babbling in the hope of confusing the interviewer into forgetting what the question was. But host Chris Cuomo wasn’t falling for it, and so Conway had to resort to Plan B, which is to tell the most ridiculous lies she can think of.
That prompted Kellyanne to come up with “Don Jr. has very explicitly stated he didn’t even know the name of the person with whom he was meeting,” (source), which might be the dumbest defense of all time considering that Junior thought the meeting was going to be so important he dragged his brother-in-law Jared Kushner and Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort along with him.
By unwittingly spelling out the absurdity of Donald Trump Jr dragging these other campaign honchos along with him to a meeting with a woman whose name and identity he supposedly didn’t even know, Kellyanne Conway only served to demonstrate that of course Junior knew the importance of the meeting – and that he’s still lying about it.