The Trump administration’s most shameless enforcer, Kellyanne Conway, held a press spray outside the White House Tuesday morning to address President Trump‘s racist attacks against four progressive freshman Democratic congresswomen (Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ihan Omar, Ayannah Pressley, and Rashida Tlaib). Things took a disturbing turn when Beltway Breakfast reporter Andrew Feinberg asked Conway to name the countries Trump thinks the four women (three of whom were born in the U.S.) should return to.
Conway dodged the question by asking Feinberg, “What’s your ethnicity?” After Feinberg asked why his ethnicity was relevant, Conway inexplicably volunteered that she is of Italian and Irish descent.
“My ethnicity is not relevant to the question I’m asking you,” Feinberg replied.
The two engaged in a brief back and forth until Conway tried to dismiss the question with a wave of the hand and a curt “the president has already commented on that.” Conway then took a swipe at the congresswomen, who have criticized the president on everything from his administration’s horrific treatment of detained migrants to his abject racism, by claiming “a lot of us are sick and tired of this country, of America coming last to people who swore an oath of office.”
Kellyanne Conway just asked reporter @AndrewFeinberg “what’s your ethnicity” after he asked about Trump’s attack on Democratic congresswomen to “go back” to where they came from pic.twitter.com/dEdzxtycUN
— TicToc by Bloomberg (@tictoc) July 16, 2019
Conway also went on Fox News earlier this morning to accuse the freshman congresswomen of representing a “dark underbelly in this country.”