There was a moment of amazing and incredibly awkward television on CNN Wednesday afternoon, when Brianna Keilar interviewed famously pugnacious Trump Organization lawyer Michael Cohen. Just watch the beginning of this segment:
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Here is a transcript of the key wonderful 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. [confused] All of them?
COHEN: Says who?
KEILAR: [as if speaking to a small child] Polls. I just told you. I answered your question!
COHEN: Okay. Which polls?
KEILAR: All of them.
COHEN: Okay. And your question is?
Indeed, Hillary Clinton has in fact led all 23 of the national polls released in the past three weeks, according to HuffPost Pollster, and is ahead in the site’s average by nearly 9 points.
It’s not exactly clear what Cohen hoped to achieve by repeatedly disputing that fact, and he clearly didn’t have any sort of follow-up point. Just another day of campaign 2016.