It was enough for a gay news anchor to roll his eyes for Trump’s adviser to brand him as misogynist. Conway appeared in the interview with Cooper to defend the firing of James Comey as the Director of the FBI earlier this week by President Trump. In the interview, Cooper challenged the White House advisor over the sacking, suggesting that it was linked to an FBI investigation into the President’s inner circle and ties to Russia. A number of clips were then played by Cooper of the President, then campaigning for office, back in 2016 stating praise for Comey for investigating Hillary Clinton over her email controversy. Conway responded: “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.”Cooper then gave a pretty big eye roll before continuing the interview.
“[Cooper] had me sit through a bunch of tapes showing then candidate Trump commending Jim Comey about Hillary Clinton’s emails, talking about him etc. And the fact is that they showed all these clips and it showed candidate Trump in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and I said ‘Hey, thanks for the trip down memory lane and talked about winning Michigan,’ and then he rolled his eyes,” Conwaay said, “Let me tell you something, Hillary Clinton is in search of sexism as an excuse for why her disastrous candidacy and campaign lost six months ago. I face sexism a lot of times when I show up for interviews like that. Could you imagine having a male anchor on a network roll eyes at Hillary Clinton or a female representative spokeswoman for President Obama or President Bill Clinton? I think not.”