I was watching CNN this afternoon when this exchange happened. It was beyond cringe worthy.
Few moments encapsulate the Trump campaign like this does.
Besides Michael Cohen’s petulant tone and body language, his total faux-ignorance on the fact that his boy is flailing in the polls is worse than painful.
These 26 seconds are what everyone is talking about today. #sad
In an interview on Wednesday afternoon, substitute CNN host Brianna Keilar asked Trump Organization Executive Vice President Michael Cohen about the hiring of campaign manager Kellyanne Conway and CEO Stephen Bannon, widely perceived as a shakeup intended to remedy the Republican nominee’s struggling campaign.
Cohen balked at the idea that the hires constituted any kind of shakeup and interrupted Keilar in the middle of a follow-up question when she said, “You say it is not a shakeup but you guys are down.”
“Says who?” said Cohen, whose job description also includes serving as Trump’s special counsel.
“Polls. Most of them. All of them?” an incredulous Keilar responded, sounding surprised that Cohen would refuse to even acknowledge the notion that Trump’s campaign had fallen behind that of Hillary Clinton.
“Says who?” Cohen asked again, to which Keilar replied, “Polls. I just told you. I answered your question.”
Unsatisfied, Cohen followed up: “OK, which polls?”
“All of them,” the CNN host said.
“OK,” Cohen said. “And your question is?”
In the vernacular of Donald Trump – #Sad #Loser
— JetsettersFlyin™ ✈️ (@JetSettersFlyIn) August 17, 2016
Just in cause you’d like a visual reminder, this is a screen capture from today’s Real Clear Politics list of recent national polls.
Please note all the blue annotations on the right signifying a Clinton lead. Click the image to enlarge.