CNN Host Shuts Down Trump Surrogate’s Attempt To Peddle Clinton Conspiracies (VIDEO)

FILE - In this June 10, 2015 file photo, Rep. Sean Duffy, R-Wis. speaks at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in Washington. In a list released Thursday, July 14, 2016, by the Republican National Committee, Duffy is slated... FILE - In this June 10, 2015 file photo, Rep. Sean Duffy, R-Wis. speaks at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in Washington. In a list released Thursday, July 14, 2016, by the Republican National Committee, Duffy is slated to speak at the Republican national convention beginning Monday, July 18 in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File) MORE LESS
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Rep. Sean Duffy (R-WI) went on CNN Tuesday afternoon and tried to peddle some of the the 2016 campaign’s most popular conspiracy theories about Hillary Clinton.

CNN host Brianna Keilar wasn’t having it.

“You can Google and watch all kinds of video where she is having coughing attacks,” Duffy said. “Donald Trump doesn’t have that. Video where she stumbles off of the stage and she has to be grabbed and put back up.”

Keilar goes on to dismiss his riff.

“Have you see the coughing attacks? You haven’t seen those?” Duffy pressed.

“I have been there for those,” Keilar said.

“Have you seen those with Trump?” Duffy asked.

“Who doesn’t occasionally cough?” Keilar replied, clearly trying to move on.

“Well a cough is one thing,” Duffy said. “A coughing fit is something else where it is a cough on end. Nothing on the Trump side leads you to believe he is not healthy.”

The Wisconsin Republican didn’t stop there. He also brought up another widely discredited theory that’s been kicking around since 2012: that Clinton’s longtime aide, Huma Abedin, has ties to the Muslim Brotherhood.

“She doesn’t have ties to the Muslim Brotherhood,” Keilar said when Duffy asked why CNN wasn’t questioning him about the latest resurgence of right-wing reporting on Abedin.

“The information is out there that she does have these ties,” Duffy insisted.

Keilar responded: “No—I don’t know what else to tell you. I’m just telling you how it is.”

Watch part of their exchange below:

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  1. I wouldn’t say the host shut anyone down. Overall it was a pretty weak effort.

  2. Quit while you’re behind, they’re not paying you enough anyway!

  3. This is the same guy who bitches that he can’t live on a $120,000 a year salary.

  4. I’m developing a serious crush on Brianna Keilar.

    And could Sean Duffy be a bigger ass? Sure, Sean, I can tell how serious you are about the “real issues facing the nation” by the way you just twitched and howled through every conspiracy in the book. Perhaps we should start some rumors about your fitness for office, the only difference being they’ll be grounded in the truth.

  5. What would be an adequate effort? Should she hit him with a chair?

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