After constant attacks from President Donald Trump, CNN said “no thanks” after the White House suggested that Kellyanne Conway go on the State of the Union show on Sunday and speak on behalf of the president.
The Huffington Post reports that although no White House official will be joining host Jake Tapper on CNN’s State of the Union, Vice President Mike Pence is scheduled to be on ABC’s This Week, NBC’s Meet the Press, Fox News Sunday, and CBS’s Face the Nation.
According to the Post, a White House spokesperson claims that they “offered multiple guests for State of the Union and they declined.”
CNN, which has been under attack from Trump and his supporters, has yet to host Pence, but was offered senior advisor Conway instead.
It was reported that the White House was boycotting CNN because the Trump administration felt that the cable network has not been treating them fairly. “We’re sending surrogates to places where we think it makes sense to promote our agenda.”
Conway has recently seen her share of controversy after criticizing the media for not reporting on the fictitious “Bowling Green massacre” during an interview on MSNBC.
Although most of Conway’s television interviews end up being combative and defensive, she reached a new peak when she infamously claimed that White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer was telling “alternative facts” while defending President Trump’s claims of a large inauguration crowd.