Everyone was thinking it, but Kellyanne Conway said it out loud.
The White House counselor called out the so-called “Squad” for having “done squat in Congress,” directing her comments against the group of Democratic congresswomen who have been entrenched in a battle with President Donald Trump.
(Video: Fox News)
Conway slammed Democrats’ “tired” excuses while dismissing the antics by Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, Ayanna Pressley and Rashida Tlaib during an appearance on Fox News.
“Well, the Democratic response is very predictable, you don’t — you hardly need to cover it,” Conway said on “America’s Newsroom” Tuesday.
“It’s always racism, sexism, xenophobia and it’s getting tired. These four people in this so-called squad — that have done squat in Congress other than pose on magazine covers and go on late-night comedy shows and cause trouble in their own caucus — were under fire a couple short days ago by senior Democrats, elected officials, Greg Meeks, William Lacy Clay, Nancy Pelosi,” Conway said.
“Even Ayanna Pressley threw a little shade at Nancy Pelosi in that so-called press conference,” she added, referring to the Massachusetts congresswoman who spoke out with her progressive female colleagues Monday to condemn Trump’s attacks against them and then used the controversy to renew their criticisms of Pelosi.
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Conway slammed members of the mainstream media who “never challenge their factual assertions and just cover anything the four of them say without scrutiny and without examination.”
“These four women are distinctive for one important reason I want America to know: They’re the only four Democrats to vote against any form of humanitarian aid at the border when that vote was taken two weeks ago,” Conway added.
“They have no moral authority to ever talk about the border and the kids and the humanitarian crisis there. They’re the only four Democrats to vote against a Democratic package and the package that got signed into law. I was at the border on Friday, that aid is already making a difference in terms of the conditions down there,” she said.
Conway went on to describe the first-term congresswomen as a representation of a “dark underbelly” of people who do not respect America.
Fox News co-anchor Bill Hemmer asked the counselor to the president why Trump would start a fight with the women who were already embroiled in an internal battle with their own party’s leaders.
“I disagree with that assertion respectfully, Bill,” Conway responded. “What the president is doing is, we are tired—we’re sick and tired of many people in this country. Forget these four.”
“They represent a dark underbelly in this country of people who are not respecting our troops, are not giving them the resources and respect that they deserve. They voted against the military aid,” she said, adding that they are “tired of some of these women palling around with terrorists.”
Conway reiterated that the president does not regret what he said, as he has indicated by passionately doubling down in a press conference of his own Monday, condemning the lawmakers who “hate our country” while the “squad” slammed him and played victim.
Hemmer also questioned Conway about an op-ed in the Washington Post written by her husband who is a very vocal critic of the president. George Conway asserted that Trump’s comments about the Democrat congresswomen were “racist to the core.”
“Do you agree with your husband?” Hemmer asked.
“I totally disagree,” Conway replied. “I work with this president, and I know him. I know his heart and actions and how much he has helped people of color, and I go by what people do, not what other people say about them.”
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