Kellyanne Conway: Trump's attacks on the First Amendment are justified because "people are trying to get in his way"

Kellyanne Conway: Trump's attacks on the First Amendment are justified because "people are trying to get in his way"

Conway: "People are trying to get in his way, trying to nullify his election, trying to throw crocodiles in the water at all chances"

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From the January 10 edition of CNN's Cuomo Prime Time

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CHRIS CUOMO (HOST): Is the president really serious about wanting to take a good look at finding ways to abridge the freedom of the press?

KELLYANNE CONWAY: That isn't what he said. He said he's going to look at the libel laws. That wasn’t abridging the freedom of the press.

CUOMO: How is that not the same thing?

CONWAY: No, it's not the same thing. And this man, every single day he comes to work and we see it firsthand. And he wants to do good by this country, he wants to make progress as he has. He wants to economy to keep booming, as it is. The stock market, the consumer confidence. 

CUOMO: Right, what does that have to do with the libel laws?

CONWAY: Chris it has to do with everything because instead people are trying to get in his way, trying to nullify his election, trying to throw crocodiles in the water at all chances. It’s not going to happen.

Previously:

Fox's Chris Stirewalt: "Fact-checking is just as subjective as any other kind of journalism"

Fox News host likens questions about Trump's mental capacity to birtherism

Shep Smith slams Trump: The president "again calling the Russia investigation a 'Democratic hoax.' It is not."

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