During an interview on Good Morning America, White House advisor Kellyanne Conway said that the media is inventing a false “sexist” narrative against Donald Trump and they are ignoring the fact that his tax plan does so much to help women. I guess it helps women who make more than a million dollars a year, but that’s about it, and that doesn’t prove that he isn’t sexist and disgusting. Ring of Fire’s Farron Cousins discusses this.
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On Friday morning, White House advisor, Kellyanne Conway, took a big risk and actually went on Good Morning America, opposite George Stephanopoulos, to defend Donald Trump’s Twitter attacks against Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough from MSNBC’s Morning Joe. Now, during her defense when asked if she endorses these tweets, Kellyanne Conway kind of flubbed a bit and admitted something that everybody in America already knows. Take a look.
Kellyanne Conway: No, no. Look. That’s exactly what I’m saying to you, George, that the toxicity both way … Coming to the President is terrible and, you know, this is what’s going on.
Did you catch that? Toxicity both ways is what she said before she attempted to correct herself, meaning that she is acknowledging that there is toxicity coming from the President of the United States in his Twitter feed. Now, that is a massive statement. This is the first time we’ve ever seen any kind of glimmer of truth coming out of the mouth of Kellyanne Conway. And it’s the first time we’ve seen anybody within the Trump administration, even if accidental, admit that the President’s dialogue, his Twitter feed, his interactions with other human beings, is toxic. And it absolutely is.
Donald Trump should have more self control as a 70-year-old man who’s President of the United States. His toxicity is what’s poisoning public discourse in this country. Yeah, there’s a divide among Democrats and Republicans and Liberals and Progressives and Conservatives and Libertarians, but we expect more out of our leaders, okay? We do not expect our President to go out there and speak like someone in a YouTube comment section, okay? We want a little better from the people who lead us. Leave the uncivil discourse to the uneducated masses who have nothing better to do than go online to comment sections and say horrible things about people they don’t even know. From the President, we want something better and Kellyanne Conway almost admitted that.
Now, later on in this interview, Kellyanne Conway tries to steer Stephanopoulos in a different direction to talk about all of the great things Donald Trump is doing for American women. Take a look.
Kellyanne Conway: The idea that the media are covering, a large parts of the media anyway, are covering personal insults about the President, this invective, and really denying America’s women their rightful knowledge on what he’s doing for them on taxes, on health care, and infrastructure.
George Stephanopoulos: Kellyanne, as you know, we wouldn’t be talking about-
That’s right, folks. Don’t get distracted by this sexist tweet or, you know, all of the sexist things that Donald Trump has said since he’s been in the public eye. Focus on his nonsexist tax reform policy or his health care policy or his infrastructure policy. Because, according to Kellyanne Conway right there, by focusing on the tweets, we’re not educating women on how these policies, tax reform, health care, and infrastructure, help American women.
Well, let me go ahead and educate you on how these policies help American women. If you make less than a million dollars a year in the United States and you’re a woman, they don’t help you at all. There you go. I took care of it for you there, Kellyanne Conway, because the health care plans put forward by your party slashes funding for Planned Parenthood. You have attempted actually to completely gut all of the funding for Planned Parenthood so low-income women throughout the United States cannot get access to affordable health care. By cutting Medicaid, you’re kicking millions of women off of health insurance who need it. You’re kicking their children off. You’re kicking young girls off. You’re allowing corporations to come in and by repealing the clean water rule and poison rivers, lakes, and streams, and drinking water aquifers, that’s going to hurt women, too. Not just men. You want to do away with paid maternity leave in your health care bill. You want to make ever having a child or ever being pregnant a preexisting condition.
As for the tax reform, again, if you’re a woman and you make over a million dollars, I guess it helps you because you save money on taxes. Other than that, you know, probably 99.9% of women in this country will see absolutely no benefit from it.
And from infrastructure, that’s not really an issue that helps men or women more or less. It’s kind of a thing that, you know, you fix roads and bridges. That helps everybody.
I don’t understand your point here but I do know that you’re obviously trying to distract people to go back towards policies that are really going to hurt people, which maybe that’s your point overall. Maybe you want people to focus on what the House and Senate Republicans are doing instead of focusing on the, as you call it, toxicity coming out of Donald Trump’s Twitter feed.