Kellyanne Conway is being trolled on Twitter for making outlandish claims about the surveillance of the Donald Trump campaign.
In a Sunday interview with the New Jersey Bergen County Record, the White House senior counselor responded to claims made by President Trump that the Obama administration had wiretapped his Trump Tower campaign headquarters.
“What I can say is there are many ways to surveil each other,” Conway said. “You can surveil someone through their phones, certainly through their television sets — any number of ways.”
Conway went so far as to say there are “microwaves that turn into cameras,” noting “this is a fact of modern life.” She did not provide any evidence to back up her comments.
#KellyanneConway soon began to trend on Twitter once her comments went viral, with many mocking her on the platform. Below are some of the funniest reactions:
— Gabriel (@Gabechanger) March 13, 2017
#KellyanneConway says microwaves can turn into cameras.
I don't know about all of that, but I am typing this tweet on a kumquat.
— Regi Brittain (@RegiBrittain) March 13, 2017
This might be the LEAST ridiculous thing #KellyanneConway has said b/c Microwave ovens emit radio waves so it's possible to "hack/listen"
— Trevin Shu (@RealTrevinShu) March 13, 2017
— #RemoveTrump (@France4Hillary) March 13, 2017
— Jon Michael (@lasttoletudown) March 13, 2017
#KellyanneConway I want to text more about this but the dishwasher is watching me.
— Orange Cone (@dtEmptySuitcase) March 13, 2017
News programs should add laugh tracks during the #KellyanneConway interviews. It would be far more entertaining and realistic.
— DeForest Puckett (@forest_de) March 13, 2017
So #KellyanneConway believes in
1- The Bowling Green Massacre
2- Alternative facts
3- Spying microwaves
Someone call a doctor please ????
— Trump Troubles ???? (@TrumpTroubles) March 13, 2017
— Quick Brown (@quick_brown) March 13, 2017
Welp, no more hot pockets for me, PB& J sandwiches from here on out! Just got rid of my microwave! Thanks #KellyanneConway
— #Resist (@weresisthate) March 13, 2017
— Lea Bauscher (@LBauscher) March 13, 2017
Will you get rid of your microwave after listening to #KellyanneConway?
— Bernie Bro (@berniebrocali) March 13, 2017
I'm going to walk past my microwave naked a couple times. It won't dare to become a camera again after seeing that. #kellyanneconway
— stfu Donny (@macguffin7) March 13, 2017
Trump initially tweeted unsubstantiated claims that Barack Obama had illegally wiretapped Trump Tower before last fall’s election. The White House has called on Congress to “determine whether executive branch investigative powers were abused in 2016.”
At Friday’s press briefing ABC’s Jon Karl asked Spicer if Trump would apologize to Obama if the Justice Department doesn’t find evidence that links the former president to the alleged wiretapping.
“Let’s not get ahead of ourselves,” said Spicer. “I think it’s important to see where that goes and I don’t want to prejudge their work at this time.”
Spicer quickly called on the next reporter, but Karl slipped in a follow-up question that was shot down by the press secretary.
“I’m not going to get into a series of hypotheticals prejudging the outcome of a report or an investigation that hasn’t occurred yet,” Spicer said. “Once that’s done, we will respond appropriately.”