Anderson Cooper’s eye roll during contentious Kellyanne Conway interview is an absolute classic
It was the eye roll seen around the world.
Anderson Cooper was interviewing controversial White House advisor Kellyanne Conway on CNN this week to get her to try and explain why Donald Trump had suddenly fired FBI Director James Comey.
‘You don’t think it looks odd at all that the president of the United States is firing the guy who’s leading the investigation into the president’s White House and the people around the president?’ Cooper asked Conway.
Conway, who coined the phrase ‘alternative facts, did not.
‘The president is not under investigation. I’m around the president, I’m not under investigation,’ she said. ‘I can name several people in that same situation.’
Cooper went on to play a series of clips from the campaign trail in which candidate Trump had praised Comey’s handling of the Hillary Clinton email investigation – one of the reasons now being cited for his firing.
Conway replied: ‘You’re conflating two things that don’t belong together. Thanks for the trip down memory lane. I was on your show often last fall saying we were going to win Michigan and how we were going to do it, so that was fun.’
This prompted what The Daily Beast describes as ‘the largest eye roll from Cooper ever seen on cable news.’