July 13, 2017
Kellyanne Conway, counselor to the president, appeared on Fox News on Wednesday night in an attempt to quiet talks about the possibility of collusion between President Donald Trump's campaign and the Russian government, and she used visual aides to drive home her point.
As she wrapped up an interview with Sean Hannity, Conway held up two pieces of paper. One had the word "conclusion?" above the word "collusion," which was crossed off. The other had the words "illusion" and "delusion."
"What's the conclusion? Collusion? No. We don't have that yet. I see illusion and delusion," she said.
Conway, who hails from Camden County, appeared on the show after Donald Trump Jr. tweeted out an email correspondence setting up a meeting between himself and a Kremlin-connected official in response to a report from The New York Times earlier this week.
"Sesame's Grover 'word of the day,' perhaps, Sean, because you're absolutely right: To date, they basically set out this Venus flytrap and thought, 'One day, we'll catch something eight months later,'" she said on the show.
Conway's use of props caught the attention of social media users, who took full advantage of the opportunity – similar to when Twitter users doctored videos of Trump holding executive orders to show everything from a "kat" to a Pokémon card collection.
A Twitter account dedicated to sharing the images, called @TrumpDraws, is still riding out that meme wave.
As one Twitter user who watched Conway's interview put it, "a meme [was] born" Wednesday.
Some of them, of course, tackled Trump and related politics.
Taking love too far, Kellyanne pic.twitter.com/uTkK0zPnQd— Bryan Simpson (@BrySimpson) July 13, 2017
I think Kellyanne Conway is trying to tell us something. pic.twitter.com/u4ydrOdFcz— Florida Man (@_FloridaMan) July 13, 2017
Others corrected grammar while another cited lyrics to Fergie's 2006 hit, "Fergalicious."
Kellyanne Conway is really getting to the bottom of this, guys. pic.twitter.com/zNhNHEx99w— Scott McLean (@scottinthe503) July 13, 2017
wow Kellyanne Conway has really gone too far this time pic.twitter.com/a13pnnk9UP— Cᴏɴᴏʀ Aʀᴘᴡᴇʟ🌹 (@Arpwel) July 13, 2017
Conway responded on Twitter on Thursday, offering her "apologies to the humorless."
Apologies to the humorless. Kellyanne Conway Uses Visual Aids to Challenge Russia Collusion Narrative | Mediaite https://t.co/BPSTceybxS— Kellyanne Conway (@KellyannePolls) July 13, 2017
Watch Conway's full interview on Fox News' "Hannity" here.