One of the most baffling relationships in the political sphere is that of George and Kellyanne Conway. The White House counselor’s husband is extremely vocal about his views of the President, often calling him mentally ill and today, penning an op-ed for The Washington Post calling him a racist.
No, I thought, President Trump was boorish, dim-witted, inarticulate, incoherent, narcissistic and insensitive. He’s a pathetic bully but an equal-opportunity bully — in his uniquely crass and crude manner, he’ll attack anyone he thinks is critical of him. No matter how much I found him ultimately unfit, I still gave him the benefit of the doubt about being a racist. No matter how much I came to dislike him, I didn’t want to think that the president of the United States is a racial bigot.
But Sunday left no doubt. Naivete, resentment and outright racism, roiled in a toxic mix, have given us a racist president. Trump could have used vile slurs, including the vilest of them all, and the intent and effect would have been no less clear. Telling four non-white members of Congress — American citizens all, three natural-born — to “go back” to the “countries” they “originally came from”? That’s racist to the core. It doesn’t matter what these representatives are for or against — and there’s plenty to criticize them for — it’s beyond the bounds of human decency. For anyone, not least a president.
Now, Kellyanne is speaking out, saying her husband is wrong and President Trump is not a racist.
Fox News asked her about George’s comments, to which she replied, “No, I totally disagree. But I work with this president. I know him. I know his heart. I know his actions. I know how much he has helped people of color. And I go by what people do, not what other people say about them.”
She then kind of scolded them for poking around in her personal life. “And also, respectfully, I’m not going to run around pointing out everybody’s disagreements with the people in their lives,” she replied. “I sure could. I can point out people’s disagreements with their former spouses, their current spouses and partners, their future spouses and partners. But I won’t do that. And I would caution people … not to do that.”
Watch the video below.