Kellyanne Conway, President Donald Trump’s White Home counselor, claimed on Tuesday morning that her boss is “making an attempt to carry the nation collectively” and “heal a nation” after mass shootings, no less than one in all which seems to have been impressed by his personal anti-immigrant demagoguery. Moments later, each Conway and Trump demonstrated how dishonest that speaking level was.
Conway tried to current Trump as a statesmanlike chief, bent on staying above the fray in a time of nationwide tragedy whereas others try to politicize the second, throughout a Tuesday morning look on the Fox Information Channel.
“It has been his need and his intention since he discovered of those tragedies over the weekend to get on the bottom and go to the folks there, to thank the first responders and the medical professionals, to meet those that are therapeutic from their wounds to speak to regulation enforcement and federal FBI brokers and others who are nonetheless on the bottom providing sources and assist,” she mentioned.
“So, that is what he has finished,” Conway continued. “And I feel you noticed a preview of that yesterday right here within the White Home when, regardless of the politicization of his political opponents, the president is making an attempt to carry the nation collectively, heal a nation however additionally provide concrete proposals on learn how to transfer ahead as a nation.”
However within the very subsequent sentence after claiming that the Trump White Home was above the fray, Conway proceeded to politicize the tragedy herself. Although the motive within the Dayton taking pictures just isn’t but clear, she known as herself “hopping mad” that the media has offered “little or no scant protection of the very fact that this Dayton shooter has been confirmed as having a Twitter feed that was supportive of Antifa, that was supportive of Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders.”
She additionally complained that some Democratic politicians had blamed Trump’s racist rhetoric and actions for the rise in white nationalist violence. “This can be a shame,” she mentioned, bragging that “the president didn’t reply in form.”
However lower than an hour earlier, Trump had certainly responded in form. He blasted former President Barack Obama, who had condemned the rise in racist rhetoric in a tweet.
“Did George Bush ever condemn President Obama after Sandy Hook. President Obama had 32 mass shootings throughout his reign. Not many individuals mentioned Obama is out of Management. Mass shootings have been taking place earlier than the President even considered operating for Pres.” @kilmeade @foxandfriends
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 6, 2019
Kellyanne’s husband, George Conway, who has been a distinguished conservative critic of Trump throughout his tenure in workplace, identified that in contrast to earlier presidents, Trump’s racist feedback have been apparently parroted within the manifesto of the El Paso mass shooter.
Um, as a result of the racist terrorist killer wrote a racist manifesto that parroted the racist issues that the racist president mentioned? Only a wild guess. 🤔 https://t.co/uavk3f5yGA
— George Conway (@gtconway3d) August 6, 2019
Trump additionally demonstrated that his concentrate on showing to carry the nation collectively was short-lived at finest.
Whereas Conway appeared on Fox Information, Trump engaged in a Twitter storm accusing Google — with out proof — of “very unlawful” actions in 2016 to subvert his presidential marketing campaign.