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This Interview With Donald Trump’s Lawyer Is the Definition of Awkward

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CNN’s Brianna Keilar and Donald Trump attorney Michael Cohen had a bewildering back-and-forth that produced one of the most awkward moments of the 2016 campaign so far.

In an uncommonly uncomfortable video, Keilar challenged Cohen about one of Trump’s favorite things: polls. When Keiler notes that Trump is trailing Hillary Clinton in the general election, Cohen asks her, “Says who?” Keiler seems taken aback, but answers: “Polls. Most of them? All of them.”

Further miscommunication follows; prepare yourself for 26 seconds of silence and repetition until both participants are left staring into the camera in disbelief at the other’s response.

The video quickly went viral on social media with the hashtag #SaysWho. The Washington Post characterized the interaction perfectly as “What it’s like to report on 2016.” And for those who want to know what to believe, here are current polling results from Real Clear Politics.


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