Ever since Donald Trump was elected president, his feud with the mainstream media has only increased. In the weeks since Inauguration Day, the Trump administration have struggled when confronted by the media, which has now become hot topic of discussion.

CNN on Conway

During the 2016 presidential election, Donald Trump and the news media constantly clashed, with the billionaire real estate mogul routinely referring to the press as "terrible" and "dishonest." Trump's media criticism has rubbed off on his administration, most notably Presidential Counsel Kellyanne Conway.

Two weeks ago, Conway was a guest on NBC's "Meet the Press" and first coined the phrase "alternative facts" to excuse the falsehoods coming out of the White House. In the aftermath, Conway then cited the nonexistent "Bowling Green Massacre" while attempting to excuse the controversial "Muslim ban" executive order. As seen during the February 8 edition of "Anderson Cooper 360" on CNN, Conway was the highlighted topic.

(The exchange starts at 5:30 in the above video.)

Joining CNN host Anderson Cooper was a panel of guests which included Donald Trump supporter Kayleigh McEnany, as well as conservative contributor Matt Lewis. While McEnany defended Trump and Kellyanne Conway from recent criticism from the media, Lewis wasn't so kinda, claiming the former campaign manager had "five shticks" when it came to dealing with the press.

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"I think she was playing the 'This has all been a big mistake' act," Lewis said of Conway, before adding, "I think it was pretty laughable."

As the conversation moved forward, Trump's recent false claim of an increased murder rate in the United States was brought up, which Kayleigh McEnany did her best to defend. "Details, words matter," Lewis fired back. "I know you said you thought her performance was laughable," McEnany went on to say.

In response, Lewis referred to Kellyanne Conway as a "spinmeister," while also hitting back at the former host of "The Apprentice," stating, "He lies and then she tries to go on up against a journalist and can't pull it off."

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Donald Trump has only been in office for two weeks, and he's already facing a heated battle with press. If Trump's latest Twitter tirades are any inclination in how the future might play out in his relationship with media, it's going to be a long four years for both sides.

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