Following Trump’s pardon, Dinesh D’Souza has been making the rounds on cable news trying to defend himself and Trump. But this is one interview that he probably wishes he hadn’t done.
CNN’s Alisyn Camerota just made Trump supporter Dinesh D’Souza look like a complete idiot without ever raising her voice.
On Tuesday D’Souza made an appearance on CNN’s New Day with Camerota to discuss his recent pardon. D’Souza was convicted of campaign finance violations in 2014. And even though he pleaded guilty in court, he’s now saying that the whole thing is Obama’s fault.
According to D’Souza, Trump pardoned him so that he can spread his principles around the country. But, when Camerota asked him about those principles, he had a very hard time defending them.
Camerota hammered the conservative over tweets that D’Souza put out attacking Obama and his father. In one tweet, D’Souza called Obama’s father “a philandering, inebriated African socialist.” When Camerota asked him if being against philandering was one of his principles, he struggled to come up with an answer, knowing that her very next question would be about Donald Trump’s infidelity.
“That strikes some as hypocritical,” Camerota said. “Why aren’t you speaking out about [Trump’s] vulgarity?”
D’Souza really struggled with this very simple interview. And, for all of his bluster against Obama, the best attack he could come up with was that Obama used a selfie stick in the Oval Office.