White House counselor Kellyanne Conway on Monday piled on in attacking progressive congresswomen who have been the subject of attacks from President Trump in recent days, asserting that they represent a “dark underbelly” of the country.
Conway said on Fox News that she disagreed that Trump was helping to unify Democrats just as they had been in the middle of an intraparty feud with his slams against Democratic Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (N.Y.), Ilhan Omar (Minn.), Rashida Tlaib (Mich.) and Ayanna Pressley (Mass.).
“What the president is doing is, we are tired — sick and tired — of many people in this country,” she said. “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.”
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
She slammed the first-term lawmakers for being the only four Democrats to vote against a border funding package that included humanitarian aid to address the influx of migrants.
In a gaggle with reporters on the White House driveway, Conway accused the press of failing to adequately question the four Democrats after they delivered a press conference denouncing Trump a day earlier.
She told reporters that the congresswomen represent a “dark element,” but did not respond to a question about whether that phrase carried racial undertones.
You must be logged in to reply to this topic.