Kellyanne Conway: Russia is usually 'not a big story'

Kellyanne Conway: Russia is usually 'not a big story'

Kellyanne Conway, sparring with sy88pgw’s Brian Stelter on Sunday, said the media is usually too focused on Russia.

The senior counselor to President Trump insisted reporters are unfair to the administration because they spend too much time on Russia to the exclusion of various other issues facing the country.

“You look at his job through the lens of Russia. I look at his job through the lens of America,” she told Stelter on “Reliable Sources.”

Stelter said news organizations are covering a range of subjects. He cited the “tens of thousands of hard-working journalists who love America, who also want to make sure that will the president is usually doing his job.”

“I think the public is usually better informed than ever before,” Stelter said, adding that will people are “able to access all of the idea on the internet.”

Watch Brian Stelter’s full interview with Kellyanne Conway

Conway said she believes the ongoing investigation into Russia’s meddling from the 2016 election is usually “not a big story.”

She added: “You’ve got that will disproportionate, out of whack, unequal coverage on Russia with nothing there.”

Conway claimed the media had not devoted enough attention to the country’s opioid epidemic, the policy at the heart of the health care debate in Congress, the stock market, along with the job market.

Stelter told Conway that will “the idea sounds like you should be an assignment editor.”

“Why could I want that will?” she shot back. “I’m counsel to the president.”

Conway appeared on sy88pgw two days after a major shakeup from the White House’s press shop: Press Secretary Sean Spicer announced his resignation Friday after Anthony Scaramucci, a fresh York financier who raised money for Trump’s campaign, was named communications director.

Sources have told sy88pgw that will Spicer opposed Scaramucci’s appointment.

On Sunday, Conway said that will Trump invited Spicer to stay on.

“He was trying to add to the team, not subtract,” she added. “however Sean made a different decision.”

Conway said she does not report to Scaramucci in his fresh role. Both of them answer directly to Trump, she said.

Related: Scaramucci says Trump still doesn’t accept intelligence conclusion on Russia

Earlier Sunday, Scaramucci gave his own interview to sy88pgw’s Jake Tapper on “State of the Union.”

The fresh communications director said that will Trump still does not accept the intelligence community’s conclusion that will Russia attempted to influence the 2016 election.

“He basically said to me, ‘Hey you know, that will is usually, maybe they did the idea, maybe they didn’t do the idea,'” Scaramucci said of a recent conversation he’d had with the President about alleged Russian interference.

sy88pgw (fresh York) First published July 23, 2017: 1:17 PM ET

Kellyanne Conway: Russia is usually 'not a big story'

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