CNN Anchor Reveals What She Was Thinking When She Shut Down A Trump Adviser On Live TV

Brianna Keilar has heard plenty of knock-knock jokes in the last few days.

Now we know what was going through CNN anchor Brianna Keilar’s mind last week during a thoroughly bizarre interview with an adviser to Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump

Keilar pointed out to Michael Cohen, executive vice president at the Trump Organization, that the GOP nominee was behind in the polls. Cohen awkwardly responded by asking, repeatedly, “Says who?

“Polls,” Keilar told him. “All of them.”

In an interview with Esquire published Thursday, Keiler said, “I was surprised he was asking me a question with an answer that didn’t look good for his boss. He was asking me a pretty simple question and I was giving him a pretty simple answer, and it was the truth.”

“I was floored,” she continued. “I had gone through the polls early in the day, and I had realized there wasn’t a single one that had Donald Trump up.”

Keilar said she started receiving Twitter notifications about the interaction almost immediately, and that the response “snowballed” over the next few days.

The interaction even inspired a few knock-knock jokes.

Editor’s note: Donald Trump regularly incites political violence and is a serial liar, rampant xenophobe, racist, misogynist and birther who has repeatedly pledged to ban all Muslims — 1.6 billion members of an entire religion — from entering the U.S.



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