See Awkward Moment CNN Anchor Tells Trump Adviser He's Down in the Polls: 'Says Who?'

The awkward exchange lasted nearly 30 seconds, but felt much longer.

There was an awkward exchange on CNN with a top Donald Trump adviser over the appointment of a new campaign manager.

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Executive vice president of the Trump organization and special counsel to the real estate tycoon, Michael Cohen, appeared on CNN Wednesday to discuss the appointment of Stephen Bannon and Kellyanne Conway to the campaign hierarchy. He also spoke of the apparent demotion of former campaign manager Paul Manafort.

CNN’s Brianna Keilar asked Cohen: “You say it's not a shakeup, but you guys are down.”

He replied: “Says who?”

“Polls, most of them. All of them,” the host said.

Cohen again replied: “Says who?”

“Polls. I just told you. I answered your question,” Keilar stated.

He then asked: “Ok. Which polls?”

“All of them,” she answered.

When asked about being down in the race, Trump adviser replies, "Says who?"

— The Situation Room (@CNNSitRoom) August 17, 2016

The exchange went on for nearly 30 uncomfortable seconds before he finally accepted defeat.

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Hillary Clinton is leading Trump in 11 battleground states by an average of 45.2 percent to 39 percent, acccording to Politico.

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