After the newsroom shooting that took place in Annapolis, Maryland earlier this week, White House counselor Kellyanne Conway sat down Friday morning with Fox News host Laura Ingraham of The Ingraham Angle to answer a question many people are curious about: Will the president reconsider the language he chooses to use towards the press in the future?
Conway, famous for condoning the White House staff’s use of “alternative facts”, appeared Friday morning following Thursday’s shooting in a newsroom in Annapolis, Maryland. Fox News host Ingraham asked Conway if Donald Trump, who attacks the media daily, would “reconsider his language” concerning the media, in light of the shooting.
Ingraham told Kellyanne that Trump’s previous attacks on the media like “enemy of the people” and the media referring to Trump as a “Nazi” were both distasteful.
‘I don’t like any of it. I think it has gotten way out of line.’
Conway cautiously agreed, but quickly reminded Ingraham that the president did comment on the tragedy, and therefore should be praised.
Elaborating, Conway told the Fox News host:
‘Violence should not be an occupational hazard, the removal of your life should not be an occupational hazard if you work in this administration, if you work in journalism, if you work anywhere and that I think is what the president is saying.’
Kellyanne’s response isn’t a response at all, but an attempt to mislead those paying attention from the fact that she refuses to simply respond to simple questions with direct answers.
Conway also wanted to remind viewers of the newsroom shooter’s history in relation to what happened:
‘It’s very clear that people at the paper said if this person ever comes in here cll 911. The former editor said he had never met anybody so angry, as a journalist, in all his life. So they knew that this guy was bad news for them.’
Then, to the shock of almost no one, Conway blamed the press for the tragic shooting, for causing tension between the Trump administration and the media.
‘Those who actually call for it sometimes, if you listen carefully enough you look at their own social media feeds, they give license sometimes to something I think is a little bit hotter than covering the next story.’
Below you can see the full one-on-one between Fox News host Laura Ingraham and White House counselor Kellyanne Conway:
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