Arizona Republican candidate Kari Lake goes viral after shutting down CNN reporter

One Arizona Republican gubernatorial candidate’s popularity just shot to the top of the charts after a chance encounter with a CNN reporter that went ultra-viral.

“Speechless” would probably be the most fitting word to describe the state of the unfortunate CNN reporter who approached Arizona Republican gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake for a few moments of her time. 

“Hi, Kari, nice to see you. Kyung Lah from CNN,” the reporter said, prompting Lake to respond with, “You don’t have a mask on anymore, what’s going on?”

After taking several more jabs at the reporter over the COVID issue, the reporter continued to ask Lake if she had a few minutes to spare to answer some questions. That’s when Lake dropped the bombshell reply that set the social media world on fire.

“Um, I’ll do an interview,” Lake said, going on to add her one condition: “As long as it airs on CNN+. Does that still exist?”

Clearly at a loss for words, Lah stumbled in what appeared to be an attempt to say something in reply. Lake finished her off by saying, “I didn’t think so, because the people don’t like what you guys are peddling, which is propaganda. Thank you.”

The fiery response from Lake was well-earned, though, and far from unprovoked. The network had previously described her as a “rising star” in the Republican Party who was a “proud spreader of lies.” Obviously, Lake hadn’t forgotten, and immediately seized the moment to exact her revenge.

According to a RealClearPolitics polling average, Lake leads her closest GOP primary opponent by seven points, and will likely receive a boost thanks to her viral moment.