White House counselor Kellyanne Conway on Sunday said President Trump was “toying with everybody” when he attacked former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg for his support of stop-and-frisk policing, a policy Trump himself has endorsed, and for the allegations from dozens of women of sexist comments by Bloomberg.
“The comments he’s made about women — The Washington Post had to bleep out some of the actual words. … That is all fair game,” Conway told Fox News’s Chris Wallace.
“Is it fair game for President Trump when he’s made sexist comments too?” Wallace responded, citing the “Access Hollywood” tape of Trump boasting about grabbing women’s genitals without permission.
Conway responded that Bloomberg’s comments are “far worse” than the “Access Hollywood” tape and that Trump’s remark “was fully litigated. … He won a month later.”
In a 2005 recording obtained by The Washington Post before the presidential election, Trump can be heard talking about women in vulgar terms to Billy Bush, then the host of “Access Hollywood.”
“I moved on her, actually,” Trump is heard on the recording. “You know, she was down on Palm Beach. I moved on her, and I failed. I’ll admit it. I did try and fuck her. She was married.”
“I moved on her like a bitch,” Trump said at the time about a married woman he took furniture shopping. “But I couldn’t get there. And she was married. Then all of a sudden I see her, she’s now got the big phony tits and everything. She’s totally changed her look.”
“Yeah, that’s her. With the gold,” Trump said. “I better use some Tic Tacs just in case I start kissing her. You know, I’m automatically attracted to beautiful — I just start kissing them. It’s like a magnet. Just kiss. I don’t even wait. And when you’re a star, they let you do it. You can do anything. Grab ’em by the pu*sy. You can do anything.”
Wallace also asked Conway about a since-deleted tweet in which Trump called Bloomberg a “total racist” over the Democratic presidential candidate’s defense of the controversial policy, noting that Trump said in a 2016 general election debate that stop and frisk had “a tremendous impact on the safety of New York City.”
“The president is toying with everybody by saying, had he said something like that, everyone would say, ‘Racist, racist, racist,’” Conway responded, noting that Bloomberg also blamed the discontinuation of discriminatory “redlining” practices for the 2008 financial crisis.
Kellyanne Conway addresses the back-and-forth rhetoric between Michael Bloomberg and President Trump. The President has been attacking Bloomberg over his stop-and-frisk record despite his previous support of the policy. Kellyanne reacts exclusively on FOX News Sunday. #FNS pic.twitter.com/McRKEgJ1Y4
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