While replying to a reporter’s question on Tuesday about Donald Trump’s ‘racist’ tweet for four Democratic Congresswomen, Kellyanne Conway replied: “What’s your ethnicity?”
Breakfast Media’s Andrew Feinberg wanted to know what countries the United States President was referring to when he uttered such words about Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York, Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts, Ilhan Omar of Minnesota, and Rashida Tlaib of Michigan. Each of them are citizens of America – three of whom were born in the USA and Omar was born in Somalia but later became a US citizen in 2000.
Standing outside the White House, Ms. Conway tried to defend President Trump, claims he meant the Congresswomen should “go back” to where their families originally belong. She further asked Feinberg, seems to argue that President Trump’s point was that every American has an immigrant history, before disclosing that her family is from Italy and Ireland.
When reporters continued to force her for an answer, Ms. Conway claims that the US President had already explained himself in the following tweets.
“He’s tired,” Ms. Conway said, “A lot of us are sick and tired in this country of America coming last to people who swore an oath of office.”
Later, she tweeted that she had meant “no disrespect” when asking about the reporter’s ethnicity.
While Donald Trump and his allies have said that his posts were not “racist”, but a commentary on their “socialist” ideology, Kellyanne Conway’s husband, a periodic critic of President Trump, wrote an op-ed in The Washington Post titled “Trump is a racist President”.
George Conway wrote, “Naivete, resentment and outright racism, roiled in a toxic mix, have given us a racist president,” adding that “Trump could have used vile slurs, including the vilest of them all, and the intent and effect would have been no less clear.”
Earlier, in an interview, Ms. Conway seems displeased when asked whether she agreed with Mr. Husband’s take.
She replied, “No, I totally disagree,” adding that “But, I work with this President, I know him. I know his heart. I know his actions. I know how much he has helped people of color. And I go by what people do, not what other people say about them.”
Ms. Conway further objected to being asked to reply of her husband’s opinion, claims she is “not going to run around pointing out everybody’s disagreements with the people in their lives. I sure could.”
She took a similar track with the reporters, told them she could “cherry-pick what each of you has said and made fools of yourself, but I won’t. But I could.”