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Healy Baumgardner, who has the title of senior press representative to Donald Trump, was unable to adequately answer one question on CNN, in an appearance that is being heavily mocked.
During a segment about Trump’s pledge to speak with North Korea leader Kim Jong Un, CNN host Carol Costello asked Baumgardner what the candidate meant when he praised the dictator in January as “amazing” for killing his own family members.
“Well, I think top line, Mr. Trump’s point is that he wants to keep an open dialog and repair relationships with world leaders,” Baumgardner said.
“But what was he trying to say in January at his campaign rally?” Costello asked again.
“Well, I’m not going to speculate on what he meant specifically by those points, but generally he wants to have an open dialog to repair relationships with leaders throughout the world,” Baumgardner repeated robotically.
Asked again, the answer was the same:
“Healy, you can’t give us any more guidance on this,” Costello said, sounding slightly dumbfounded at Baumgardner’s previous answer. “You are the senior press representative for Mr. Trump.”
“I am, exactly,” Baumgardner replied. “And what I’m telling you is that top line, you know, one of his biggest goals is to repair relationships with leaders throughout the world.”