But I knew why she didn’t, because anything she said would have been met with defensiveness, with gaslighting, and with “just harmless fun.”
The Worst Part of the Trump Tapes
Alaura Weaver

I think the challenge is that she was unaware of their deliberate scheming. We, the viewers, knew the context that was set before she met them. I think for someone walking unawares into the situation she did, she handled herself reasonably well. Had she known of the ‘plot’, she probably would have distanced herself from them a bit more.