Kellyanne Conway may have said the single most horrible thing she’s ever said today. And we’re talking about the woman who made up a fake massacre and coined the term "alternative facts."
Speaking on Fox & Friends, Donald Trump‘s trusty/untrustworthy mouthpiece painted a vicious picture of her critics in regard to the recent shooting of Steve Scalise.
"I went back and looked at what exactly what was being discussed on all the TV shows, except yours, at 7:09 a.m. on Wednesday when this happened and it’s a really curious exercise. Because as Steve Scalise was fighting for his life and crawling into right field in a trail of blood, you should go back and see what people were saying about the president and the Republicans at that very moment. Of course, they had to break in with the news of this tragedy and since then there’s been some introspection — some quieter, more muted voices toning down the rhetoric. But look at Twitter. If I were shot and killed tomorrow, half of Twitter would explode in applause and excitement. This is the world we live in now. It’s terrible because, again, it’s one thing to say I disagree with you on health care repeal, or on taxes, or on your plan for national security. But you can’t attack people personally in a way and think that tragedies like this won’t happen."
Here’s the interview as it played out:
.@KellyannePolls: You can’t attack people personally, rather than on policy, and think tragedies like the Virginia shooting won’t happen pic.twitter.com/bKG56n6S1H
— FOX & friends (@foxandfriends) June 16, 2017
Wow. So much bullshit all at once. Where do we start?
First, NO ONE would be celebrating Kellyanne being killed. No one wants that. And the thing is, she knows it’s a lie. Painting Trump’s political enemies (which she used to be before he hired her) as bloodthirsty savages is pure propaganda, and it’s a disgusting, unforgivable thing to do.
Second, you absolutely can make attacks on a person’s integrity, credibility, and character without resorting to violence. We do it all the time. Saying Trump is a liar is, besides being factually accurate, the kind of dissent our country is founded on; it is NOT an incitement of terror.
Third, and this is probably the most obvious — YOUR BOSS IS THE SINGLE WORST OFFENDER when it comes to hateful rhetoric, bullying, and ad hominem attacks!
Of course, this was quickly pointed out on Twitter:
"The 332 People, Places and Things Donald Trump Has Insulted on Twitter: A Complete List" https://t.co/VScodoSI7j via @nytimes https://t.co/5qdRClGxyw
— Bradd Jaffy (@BraddJaffy) June 16, 2017
What do YOU think of Kellyanne’s inflammatory comments??