Kellyanne Conway is back, and true to form she went out of her way to embarrass herself on Fox and Friends Tuesday morning. As counselor to the president, she seems to think that her job consists of repeating the circular logic of Donald Trump. It is both amazing and mind-warping to watch her in action.
Although MSNBC’s Morning Joe has banned her, Fox must consider her some sort of perverse entertainment. She asserted that Trump’s top adviser and son-in-law Jared Kushner was completely within his rights to set up a secret back door communication channel between the Trump camp and Russia. So what if Ivanka’s husband was doing all this during the transition?
Conway pooh-poohed the fact that Kushner is under FBI scrutiny for his alleged part in the scheme to conspire with Russia to help win Trump the election. She said that the president’s top adviser is doing a “good job,” even as he met with KGB graduate Russian Ambassador Sergei Kislyak.
The president’s counselor chocked the whole FBI investigation up to a “rush to judgment,” saying:
‘Because there is no reason to, frankly. This entire thing is just a rush to judgment. We have been talking about this for about 8 months and yet … it’s a lot easier to scream Russia, Russia, Russia every day.’
Unbelievably, Conway treated Russia as a minor irritant, not a threat to democracy. This is not just kool-aid, it is a 100-proof threat to the United States. Russia’s actions could be considered an act of war.
Yet, this Trump spokesperson said that her boss had full confidence in his son-in-law, which is unfortunately true. What Conway did not say was that anyone who agrees with and flatters the president earns his undying loyalty. Trump stood up for Kushner in the New York Times, in his traditional bullet-point style:
‘I have total confidence in him. He is respected by virtually everyone and is working on programs that will save our country billions of dollars. In addition to that, and perhaps more importantly, he is a very good person.’
Then, Conway went in to her heavy spin cycle about White House Communications Director Mike Dubke who left after only three months. Although he was allegedly forced out Tuesday morning, she told Fox:
‘He has expressed his desire to leave.’
With Conway, up is down and down is up.
Check out this video of her on Fox and Friends:
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