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Kellyanne Conway Slams Clinton: The 'Fake News' Was That Trump Couldn't Win

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By    |   Friday, 09 Dec 2016 09:20 AM

Kellyanne Conway said Friday she isn't often at a loss for words, but she almost was on Thursday when she heard Hillary Clinton's complaints about fake news and its influence on Americans.

"The fake piece of news I heard all along is that Donald Trump, up until the end of the campaign, and still hear from some people, was that he couldn't win," Conway, now a senior advisor for President-elect Donald Trump's transition team after managing his presidential campaign, told Fox News' "Fox & Friends" program.

"How's that for fake news? Misleading news? The misleading news was that Michigan, Wisconsin, and Pennsylvania were all sewed up."

If Clinton is "trying to make a nexus between those statements and her electoral loss, I'm almost at a loss for words, maybe for the first time in a while," Conway said. "The idea that they can't grapple with the fact that — I don't know what her message was for America other than I'm not Donald Trump and you shouldn't vote for him."

Conway said she also doesn't know what Clinton's message was to working class voters and union households Trump captured in some places by a 2-1 vote, or to America's women "where she only got 55 or 56 percent of the vote as the first female presidential nominee from a major party."

On Thursday, Clinton returned to Capitol Hill for the first time since the election, and commented during a ceremony honoring outgoing Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., that fake news is a dangerous phenomenon.

"The epidemic of malicious fake news and false propaganda that flooded social media over the past year, it's now clear that so-called fake news can have real-world consequences," Clinton said.

"This isn't about partisanship or politics. Lives are at risk. Lives of ordinary people, just trying to go about the day, do their jobs, contribute to their communities. It is a danger that must be addressed, and addressed quickly."

Conway said Friday she does take Clinton's concerns seriously when it comes to people spreading rumors or fake news, but said there is a new "cottage industry" in which Democrats are "trying to make a big deal of it and pin it on one party or one man's supporters. That I disagree with completely and that has to stop."

She also called for Clinton's team to develop some "self-awareness" about what led to her loss to Trump.

"Self-awareness would do for a team that is blaming everybody but themselves for this," said Conway. "'It's Bernie Sanders' fault; how dare he run?'"

"The guy won 22 states, folks, and 13 million voters," Conway said of the Vermont independent senator. "That ain't nothing. It's the alt-right's fault. It's fake news. It's Russian interference. It's James Comey, of course, the biggest scapegoat of all. How about you had no message?"

And Democrats still haven't learned their lesson from the loss, said Conway.

"They missed a huge opportunity last week to put into place [Ohio Rep.] Tim Ryan as a minority leader in the House and say to Nancy Pelosi 'thanks for your service, but on your watch, you have lost over 60 House seats, in addition to dozens of governor and Senate seats, and 1,000 state legislative seats.'"

Democrats control few chambers, said Conway, but still "they won't learn the lessons."

"They haven't learned that they are out of touch of the workers of America," she said, and now, it's "banner is gone."

"The pro-life and Second Amendment Democrats, they are gone," said Conway. "You even see it in the approach to terrorism. She [Clinton] refers to them as our determined enemies. There's no introspection, no reflection."

Conway said Ryan's loss to Pelosi did make her happy, personally.

"I was so worried that the Democrats were going to learn a lesson from this election, and put in place a guy from Youngstown, Ohio," she said.

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