After being caught on Monday August 15 selectively editing video from the Milwaukee riots, by MRC’s Kristine Marsh, CNN was at it again a full week to the day later. This time they deceptively edited Trump Campaign Manager Kellyanne Conway speaking on ABC’s This Week with George Stephanopoulos. In CNN Correspondent Jessica Schneider’s report on The Lead with Jake Tapper she claimed Conway promised Donald Trump would refrain from personal attacks, even though she said no such thing. In the interview, Stephanopoulos showed Conway clips of herself criticizing Trump for using personal attacks in the past, and asked if she still feels the same way. “I do. And the reason is I don’t like when people hurl personal insults that will never change,” Conway responded. “You think Mr. Trump is going to change on that,” Stephanopoulos inquired further.
“Well, but he doesn’t hurl personal insu—” Conway started to say before cutting herself off. From there she immediately started talking about Trump’s efforts to reach out to the African-American community. No promise of Trump steering away from personal insults in the future was made here. But that’s not what happened according to Schneider. During her report on CNN Monday afternoon Schneider reported on Conway’s appearance on This Week like so. Jessica Schneider: So, has Trump really reset his approach? His campaign manager made this promise Sunday. [Clip of Kellyanne Conway] Kellyanne Conway: He doesn’t hurl personal insu—[Hard cut by Schneider speaking] Schneider: But first thing Monday Trump went back on the personal twitter attack against the host of MSNBC's Morning Joe.
Not only did Schneider take Conway’s comments completely out of context, but she also clearly claims Conway said something she didn’t. It seems as though CNN tried to invent a Trump pivot and then claim he went against it.