NewsTrump Surrogate on CNN Has a Hard Time Believing They're Losing
In a campaign that has been marked by ugliness, this is a rare moment of total and incredible beauty.
Sometimes moments in a campaign go viral and you can't help but wonder if they're actually that bad, or if they just bounce around the Internet because of a shared dislike of a candidate. Like sure, Trump's talk of "second amendment people" finding a way to stop Hillary Clinton goes viral because it's legitimately dangerous and insane. But Trump kicking a baby out of his press conference was just a joke taken out of context that went viral because people (for very good reasons) don't like Donald Trump.
This moment from yesterday, though? The moment when Michael Cohen, a Trump lawyer and surrogate got thoroughly owned on CNN by anchor Brianna Keilar in the simplest way? That moment went viral because it is high art, and it should be appreciated as such.
The exchange started when Keilar characterized the recent hiring of Breitbart News chairman Steve Bannon as a "shake up." Cohen disagreed with that characterization. Which led to this perfect moment:
Keilar: You say it’s not a shake-up, but you guys are down—
Cohen: Says who? Says who?
Keilar: Polls. Most of them. All of them?
Cohen: Says who?
Keilar: Polls. I just told you. I answered your question!
Cohen: Okay. Which polls?
Keilar: All of them.
It's just so beautiful. I can't help but watch it over and over again.
I think we can all agree that we should start yelling "SAYS WHO?!" at obvious statements from now on. "I'm sorry sir, we only have Pepsi products." "SAYS WHO?!"
Sometimes in the shit storm that is the daily news cycle, something like this comes around and you just [kisses fingers].