White House counselor Kellyanne Conway on Monday joined President Trump in his attacks of Democratic Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (N.Y.), Ilhan Omar (Minn.), Rashida Tlaib (Mich.) and Ayanna Pressley (Mass.), asserting that the progressive, minority congresswomen represent a “dark underbelly” of the country.
“What the president is doing is, we are tired — sick and tired — of many people in this country,” Conway said on Fox News as she defended Trump’s repeated racist attacks against the group of Democratic congresswomen of color. “Forget these four. They represent a dark underbelly of people in this country of people who are not respecting our troops, are not giving them the resources and the respect that they deserve. They voted against the military aid.”
Conway also declared that they are “tired of some of these women palling around with terrorists,” adding that one of the congresswomen attacked by the president was “in pictures with somebody who was responsible for the murder of three Israeli soldiers.”
The White House counselor reiterated that the president does not regret his racist tweets calling for the women of color to “go back” to where “they came” from.
She was then asked about her own husband’s allegations that Trump is bigoted and racist.
“Do you agree with your husband?” co-anchor Bill Hemmer asked, referencing George Conway’s recent Washington Post op-ed.
“I totally disagree,” she exclaimed. “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.”
Kellyanne Conway says The Squad, a group of Democratic congresswomen of color, "represent a dark underbelly of this country" pic.twitter.com/N1JoiC9NdG
— Justin Baragona (@justinbaragona) July 16, 2019