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Reprinted with permission from AlterNet.

Kellyanne Conway has not only drunk the Trump Kool-Aid, it’s running in her veins. Which is why she was just promoted to the highest position any woman holds in the Trump administration, counselor to the president. What this likely means is that she will keep up her whispering to Trump (about what he should say in order to hide his racist, misogynist buffoonery) and that she will continue to appear on TV shows and spin utter nonsense as ever more damning revelations about the deeply corrupt Trump administration come out.

Chris Cuomo grilled Conway Wednesday about the almost laughably blatant way the Trump sons are selling access to their dad. The hefty $1 million price tag on a sit down with the Trumpster was supposedly all for a well-meaning charity. Hmmm, Cuomo wondered, isn’t that sort of like what the Trump campaign was hammering Clinton about? Paying for access to power to benefit a charity that does good work?

“I think we should go back and look at what Don Jr. and Eric have done and wanted to continue to do, which is raise money for charities,” Conway said. “The Eric Trump Foundation is ten years old. It has done enormously great work.”

“It’s the same thing the Clinton people said when they were defending their allegations of pay-for-play,” Cuomo noted, and then turned back to the Trumps, who were, “selling off a million-dollar trip to hunt with the boys and hang out with the president. That sounds like paying for access.”

Conway tried to pivot back to the Clintons, spewing allegations that were often repeated during the campaign and proven untrue.

“So paying a million dollars to hang out with the president is okay?” Cuomo pressed.

“I didn’t say that,” Conway said after a moment of silence.

“I know, you’re not answering,” Cuomo observed. “You’re going after the Clintons. I’m saying, what’s your answer? You mentioned the Clinton Foundation, you said it’s the same,” Conway shot back. “I’m saying it’s absolutely not the same.”

Cuomo wondered, if what the Trump sons were doing was so noble and charitable, why have they since rescinded the offer?

Because the media is sooo unfair, was basically Conway’s response.

First, Conway engages in some of her trademark Islam- and refugee-bashing. Then to the corruption doublespeak.

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