On Saturday, Trump’s campaign spokeswoman and counselor, Kellyanne Conway, seemed very triggered in an interview with Eric Bolling, guest host on The O’Reilly Factor, when asked to respond to Vice President Joe Biden’s scolding of Donald Trump during his appearance on PBS News Hour on Friday.
The vice president was asked for his thoughts on Trump’s tweeting and the endless insults directed at his detractors, including Democrats and foreign leaders with whom he will be required to work in the future.
‘Grow up, Donald. Grow up. Time to be an adult. You’re president. You’ve got to do something. Show us what you have. You’re going to propose new legislation. We’re going to get to debate it.’
Conway bit out an uncharacteristically snippy reponse, full of backhanded praise. The counselor to the president-elect laughably admonished Biden for his “insults and slights,” then proceeded to insult and slight Biden and President Obama.
‘I’d like to say to the vice president, thanks for the non-advice. We’ll ignore the insults and the slights. We very much appreciate all the failed policies that allowed us to usher in a new era of hopefulness and buoyancy, fresh blood and excitement in this administration.
‘Without Joe Biden and Barack Obama, there may have never been a president Trump and a Vice President Mike Pence.’
Considering she finds “insults and slights” offensive, one has to wonder if she’s ever seen Trump’s Twitter feed.
She also called Biden’s comments “disappointing,” but not “surprising.” Just as she and Trump have often done, she blamed jealousy and bitterness for a Democrat’s criticism of Trump’s incendiary behavior and felt obliged to remind them that GOP candidates won over some voters in the 2016 elections.
‘To what is he referring? The fact that his Democratic Party under his watch, he’s been the number two guy in the country in the Democratic Party, lost over 1,000 state legislative seats, they’ve lost over a dozen governorships, they’ve lost over a dozen senators, they’ve lost 68 House seats since he got there. They lost in 2010, 2014, 2016, in large part because of the policies he’s supported like the unaffordable, inaccessible (Affordable) Care Act.’
She missed a few points there, however. President Obama and Vice President Obama not only won the White House in 2008 and in 2012, they won it by both the electoral college vote and the popular vote, overwhelmingly.
That’s something that her thin-skinned, immature, insult-tweeting boss will never be able to claim.
See her full response below:
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