The day after her husband published a Washington Post op-ed calling her boss "racist," Trump counselor Kellyanne Conway sparked controversy after asking a Jewish reporter, inquiring about said tweets, about his ethnicity.
Conway further took issue with being asked about her husband's opinions, insisting that she could "run around pointing out everybody's disagreements with the people in their lives" but that she "won't do that". What possible relevance does Feinberg's ethnicity have to do with the question he asked?
Addressing reporters at the White House, Conway grew testy while fielding questions on Trump's motivations in singling out four women of color. "My ancestors are from Ireland and Italy", Conway says.
White House senior adviser Kellyanne Conway responded to a reporter's questions about President Donald Trump's white supremacist, xenophobic attack on Progressive Reps. "And to have a full conversation..."
Later Conway would tweet that she meant no disrespect. He's exhausted. He, we, a lot of us are sick and exhausted of this country, of America coming last.
"The President's already commented on that and he's said a lot about it since that one tweet".
White House counsel Pat Cipollone wrote a letter to Maryland Democratic Rep. Elijah Cummings, the panel's chairman, citing the Trump administration's long-held position that the president's advisors are "absolutely immune" from testifying before Congress.
"Are you saying the president was telling the Palestinian American to go back to the occupied territories?" he continued, referencing one target of Trump's remarks, Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., a Palestinian American who was born in MI. "These four people in this so-called squad - that have done squat in Congress other than pose on magazine covers and go on late-night comedy shows and cause trouble in their own caucus - were under fire a couple short days ago by senior Democrats, elected officials, Greg Meeks, William Lacy Clay, Nancy Pelosi", she said. I know how much he has helped people of color. "They're trying to silence me and take away my First Amendment rights". Sick and exhausted of our military being denigrated.
From there, the exchange turned into a tense back-and-forth that included Conway saying that "a lot of us are sick and exhausted of this country, of America coming last to people who swore an oath of office".
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For the Dems, said Conway, "It's always racism, sexism, xenophobia and it's getting exhausted". Former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro was found guilty of violating the Hatch Act in 2016, but then-President Barack Obama decided not to punish him.
There's a pause after she snaps back at Feinberg asking what his ethnicity is before sharing hers: Irish and Italian. "We are not requiring her to testify about advice she gave the president or about the White House's policy decisions".