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Kellyanne Conway called former Fox News host Chris Wallace a ‘audience-starved anchorman’ after asking about husband’s on-air tweets: book

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Former Fox News anchor Chris Wallace hosted the first presidential debate on September 29, 2020.Olivier Douliery-Pool/Getty Images

  • Kellyanne Conway slammed Chris Wallace for asking about her husband during an on-air interview in 2019.

  • In her recently published memoir, Conway accuses Wallace of being an “audience-hungry newscaster.”

  • During the Fox News interview, Wallace asked then-Trump adviser about George Conway’s tweets.

In March 2019, after the release of the Mueller report into the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election, then-White House adviser Kellyanne Conway appeared on Fox News to discuss the findings. .

While former FBI Director Robert Mueller’s report didn’t find then-President Donald Trump committed a crime, it also didn’t “clear” him of obstruction. to justice.

The report also revealed that neither Trump nor anyone in his domestic orbit coordinated with Russia during the election.

Conway, who had long been infuriated by the allegations, would be featured on “Fox News Sunday” to discuss the results and “the huge disappointment they represented for the Trump Derangement Syndrome crowd,” which she detailed in his recently published memoir, “Here’s the deal.”

“This particularly high-profile weekend also included an increase in border crossings and Trump’s announcement that he was challenging Obamacare in court,” she wrote. “I answered all of this in response to Wallace’s questions. I presented facts and figures about the southern border and the state of health care and insurance coverage.”

The veteran pollster also wrote that she brought viewers’ attention to allegations made by former Nevada State Deputy Lucy Flores against Joe Biden, where the former Democratic nominee for lieutenant governor accused the former vice president of touching her inappropriately in 2014.

However, Wallace asked Conway about her husband, George Conway, a conservative lawyer-turned-Trump critic who had started making headlines for his provocative tweets against his wife’s boss at the time.

And she was not amused to have to delve into a subject that she did not consider relevant given the news cycle.

“Wallace, a ratings-hungry presenter, had a plate full of breaking news in front of him,” she wrote. “But he still found time to fit the other Conway into my segment. He introduced a new twist on the matter, echoing a theory by New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd, who told me one night at the British Ambassador’s residence that she turned down an assignment from Vanity Fair to write an article about George and me.”

She continued: “As if he was covering the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989 or the construction of the border wall in 2019, Wallace asked me about my husband: ‘Do you think he does cyberstalking here to trying to get you arrested? Do you think he’s jealous of your notoriety?'”

Conway was frustrated with the line of questioning and chose to walk away from these inquiries, remarking that she would not be “intimidated” into talking about her husband.

“I had unfortunately and privately concluded that yes and possible were the answers to these questions, although I was not going to be intimidated in real time and in real life to discuss all of this on national television,” a- she writes. “Instead, I quickly closed the line of inquiry. My kids didn’t need their parents publicly attacking each other.”

She continued, “I was speaking as a mother, not just as a senior adviser or wife. But Wallace, the tough news guy, was deadpan. He persisted and went for the clickbait.”

He replied, “I guess the question I have to ask, ultimately, last question: did it hurt your marriage?”

She replied, “Oh, Chris, what are you, Oprah now? … I mean, what am I – on a couch and you’re a psychiatrist?”

Wallace left Fox News for CNN+ in December, but after the streaming service shut down shortly after its March launch, it was announced he would have a new show on HBO Max and CNN starting this fall.

A representative for Wallace did not immediately respond to Insider’s request for comment.

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