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Kellyanne Conway: ‘Many in Media Distorting’ My Comments on Rob Porter Scandal

Kellyanne Conway took to Twitter tonight to say her comments about the Rob Porter scandal and domestic abuse have been distorted.

Conway told Jake Tapper on Sunday she has no reason not to believe the women who came forward, and she defended President Trump‘s response Friday to the growing scandal.

Colbie Holderness, Porter’s first ex-wife, wrote in The Washington Post, “I actually appreciated her saying that she at least did not not believe us.”

However, she continued:

But I was dismayed when Conway, appearing on CNN’s “State of the Union,” went on to say that she does not fear for White House Communications Director Hope Hicks, who has reportedly been dating Porter. “I’ve rarely met somebody so strong with such excellent instincts and loyalty and smarts.”

Borrowing Conway’s words, I have no reason not to believe her when she says that Hicks is a strong woman. But her statement implies that those who have been in abusive relationships are not strong.

I beg to differ.

So earlier this evening, Conway tweeted in response to “many in media distorting” her words with partial transcripts from the CNN interview:

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