Trump campaign manager gets grilled by Jake Tapper over 'Jew-S-A' chant at rally

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Donald Trump's ever-embattled campaign manager Kellyanne Conway—who says that she often has to appear on cable TV to get her boss to listen to her—was questioned about a Trump supporter who was spotted wearing a "Hillary for Prison" t-shirt and chanting "Jew-S-A" at members of the media at a recent Trump rally during an appearance on CNN's State of the Union on Sunday.

So this just happened near the press pen at Trump's Phoenix rally. Man chanting "Jew.S.A.!" pic.twitter.com/DpG9G6BtqO

— Ashley Killough (@KilloughCNN) October 29, 2016

Tapper asked Conway if she would agree that the man's conduct was "deplorable," a term used by Hillary Clinton to describe "half" of Trump's followers during a speech last month. “Yes, I would,” Conway said. “His conduct is completely unacceptable. It does not reflect our campaign or our candidate.”

Trump campaign manager Kellyanne Conway: The man who shouted "Jew-S-A" is "deplorable" https://t.co/V7SFwX6qfC https://t.co/eEnygau3q9

— CNN (@CNN) October 30, 2016

Conway took issue with Tapper's description of "a lot" of Trump supporters as anti-Semitic, racist, and misogynist, which echoed Clinton's criticism. "I hope you've been to Trump rallies… You just suggested that we're filled with all these '-isms' and I think that's incredibly unfair," she said, before pivoting to "lots of shady people" that "Hillary Clinton surrounds herself with."

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Sam Stecklow is the Weekend Editor for Fusion.

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