Kellyanne Conway asks reporter 'what's your ethnicity' while defending Trump's 'go back' comments about minority lawmakers
Added 07-16-19 02:56:02pm EST - “White House counselor Kellyanne Conway on Tuesday asked a reporter his ethnicity in response to a question about President Trump's "go back" comments directed at a group of nonwhite? Democratic congresswomen.” - Thehill.com
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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Thehill.com: “Kellyanne Conway asks reporter 'what's your ethnicity' while defending Trump's 'go back' comments about minority lawmakers”. Below is an excerpt from the article.
White House counselor Kellyanne ConwayKellyanne Elizabeth ConwayThe Hill's Morning Report - Presented by JUUL Labs - House to vote to condemn Trump tweet George Conway calls Trump a 'racist president' in new op-ed George Conway's group: Trump tweets 'should be rejected by every American' MORE on Tuesday asked a reporter his ethnicity in response to a question about President TrumpDonald John TrumpEsper sidesteps question on whether he aligns more with Mattis or Trump Warren embraces Thiel label: 'Good' As tensions escalate, US must intensify pressure on Iran and the IAEA MORE’s “go back” comments directed at a group of nonwhite Democratic congresswomen.
Andrew Feinberg, a White House reporter for Breakfast Media, asked the Trump adviser what country the president was referring to when he said that the female lawmakers should "go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came.”
“If the president was not telling these four congresswomen to return to their supposed countries of origin, to which countries was he referring?” Feinberg asked during a press gaggle in the White House driveway.
“My own ethnicity is not relevant to the question I’m asking you,” Feinberg reiterated, but Conway disagreed.
“No, no. It is,” the Trump spokesperson said. “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.”
JUST NOW: I asked @KellyannePolls, who’d just said @realDonaldTrump was not telling Omar/Tlaib/Pressley/AOC to go back to Somalia/Gaza/Puerto Rico/etc, which countries he was referring to.— Andrew Feinberg (@AndrewFeinberg) July 16, 2019
She responded by asking me where my ancestors came from, thereby confirming what he meant
By asking about my ethnicity (a mix of and , I’m told) in response to my question, @KellyannePolls inadvertently confirmed that @realDonaldTrump was telling @IlhanMN, @RashidaTlaib, @AOC, @AyannaPressley to return to Somalia, Gaza, Puerto Rico, and somewhere in Africa. https://t.co/0egLbFXILk— Andrew Feinberg (@AndrewFeinberg) July 16, 2019
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