One of the biggest news stories of 2018 has been the reported affair between Donald Trump and Stormy Daniels and the cover-up that followed. As new information continues to become available, the White House has struggled to find a common defense, including Kellyanne Conway.

Conway on Stormy

Back in January, the Wall Street Journal broke the bombshell story revealing that Donald Trump and adult film star Stormy Daniels had an affair back in 2006, just months after the current president married First Lady Melania Trump. The paper then went on to note that Trump's lawyer, Michael Cohen, paid Daniels $130,000 in the form of "hush money" to keep quiet during the election.

Since then, conflicting accounts have been reported about Trump's knowledge of the payment and whether or not he repaid Cohen, despite the president's current lawyer Rudy Giuliani revealing the the payment was paid back by Trump.

These issues were highlighted during a tense interview on CNN between Presidential Counsel Kellyanne Conway and host Jake Tapper. "The president's lawyer (Rudy Giuliani) just told ABC News that he didn't know if President Trump made similar payments to other women," Tapper said, before asking, "you were the campaign manager during that time, do you know of any other payments like this one?" "I"m happy to answer these questions but I have limited visibility," Conway replied.

"When the president said 'no' on Air Force Once (his original denial) he was talking about he didn't know when the payment occurred," Kellyanne Conway claimed.

At this point, Jake Tapper played Trump's remarks earlier this year on Air Force One where he clearly denied any knowledge about the hush money, contradicting Conway's statement.

Tapper's double down

After Kellyanne Conway attempted to dismiss the Stormy Daniels scandal and push that Donald Trump just wants to do his job as president, Jake Tapper wasted no time firing back.

"Do you think his job includes lying to the American people because he continues to do so," Tapper asked. "You just want that to go viral and you want to say President Trump and lie in the same sentence," Conway replied. "No," Tapper answered, before stating, "I would like him to stop lying." As they have in the past, both Conway and Tapper continued to spar with one another as the rift between the Trump administration and the mainstream media moves forward and shows no signs of coming to an end.