White House counselor Kellyanne Conway sparked outrage on Tuesday when she responded to a reporter’s question about President Donald Trump’s racist tweets by demanding he disclose his ethnicity.
While speaking in front of a group of White House reporters, Conway was asked by BeltwayBreakfast.com White House correspondent Andrew Feinberg which countries the president believed Reps. Ayanna Pressley (D-MA), Rashida Tlaib (D-MI), Ilhan Omar (D-MN) and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) should “go back” to since all four are U.S. citizens.
“What’s your ethnicity?” Conway fired back.
“Uh… why is that relevant?” Feinberg asked before Conway interrupted.
“Because I’m asking you a question,” Conway snapped back.
After Conway shares that her ancestors are “from Ireland and Italy,” the reporter responded: “My ethnicity is not relevant to the question I’m asking you.”
“It is [relevant],” replied Conway. “Because you’re asking about, he said, ‘originally.’ He said ‘originally from.’ And you know everything he has said since, and to have a full conversation.”
Conway then launched into a rant about how “a lot of us are sick and tired in this country of America coming last,” echoing remarks she made on Fox News earlier in the morning about the four congresswomen representing a “dark underbelly in this country” and accusing them of “palling around with terrorists.”
— Andrew Feinberg (@AndrewFeinberg) July 16, 2019