Kellyanne Conway Mercilessly Mocked for Saying Microwaves Can Be Used to Spy on People

President Trump’s senior adviser, Kellyanne Conway, is walking back her claim that microwaves can be turned into cameras to spy on people, which led to intense ridicule online.

“I’ve said many times that we are pleased the House/Senate Intel Committee are investigating and will comment after [the probe concludes],” Conway tweeted Monday, March 13, adding the headlines covering her statements about microwave surveillance are “just wrong.”

“What I can say is there are many ways to surveil each other,” Conway told The Bergen Record during a Sunday, March 12, interview when asked if she knew whether or not Trump Tower had been bugged. “There was an article this week talking about how you can surveil someone through their phones, certainly through their television sets — any number of different ways — and microwaves that turn into cameras, etc. So, we know that is just a fact of modern life.”

Conway’s statement seemed to site the Wikileaks documents released Wednesday, March 8, that alleged the CIA uses devices like TVs and smartphones to spy on Americans. When “Good Morning America” confronted her Monday, March 13, Conway said she had “no evidence, but that’s why there’s an investigation in Congress.”

Conway continued to distance herself from the remarks on several other morning news programs, admitting to “CNN Politics,” “I’m no Inspector Gadget.” The former Republican Party campaign manager maintained she answered the question “generally” rather and not specifically to Trump Tower, despite being asked directly about wiretapping in the skyscraper.

President Trump seemed to come to Conway’s defense Monday morning.

Online, users had fun taking shots at his counselor.

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