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Kellyanne Conway says Trump's Russia scandal is not a new Watergate — or even 'a watermelon'

White House counselor Kellyanne Conway indulged in a colorful moment of word association while arguing on Fox News Sunday that there is no merit to allegations that the Trump campaign colluded with Moscow to manipulate the 2016 election.

"Look at what's happened with this ridiculous Russian collusion delusion," Conway told host Chris Wallace. "You see all these journalists, who built entire TV sets and lower thirds and screaming graphics and breathless coverage, now slinking away this week," she continued, attributing any such shift in media focus to a lack of damning evidence: "We were promised the next Watergate, we don't even have water polo. We don't have a watermelon. It's so ridiculous."

Wallace and Conway also talked about Republicans' stalled plan to repeal and replace ObamaCare, and particularly President Trump's Saturday threat to force a repeal by halting executive branch subsidies called Cost Sharing Reduction (CSR) payments, which help make insurance plans affordable for low-income Americans. Trump is "going to make that decision this week, and that's a decision that only he can make," Conway said.

Watch an excerpt of the interview below. Bonnie Kristian