Of all the subjects it would seem likely for Trump’s supporters to want to avoid, it’s discussions of civility in politics. After all, their chosen leader routinely calls his political opponents names, threatens to throw them in prison, and follows that with talk of how Democrats are on a path of destruction to create “chaos” and turn the U.S. into a third-world country.
.@KellyannePolls responds on Fox: “I think her discourse now is dangerous. I don't like the implications here…. I don't like that kind of talk and i avoid it. My boss has called for civility. He says he represents all Americans.” https://t.co/iTKtin1aLh
— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) October 10, 2018
Kellyanne Conway lost all sense of irony and shame quite some time ago. It must have been a requirement in her contact with Trump. On Wednesday morning’s edition of Fox & Friends, Conway attacked former presidential candidate and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who said in an interview that civil discourse cannot be conducted with people determined to undermine democracy, belittle and demean women coming forward to report sexual assault, or people more than willing to use lies and manipulation to subvert the will the majority of the Americans they’ve been elected to represent.
Conway responded by saying:
‘I think her discourse now is a little bit dangerous. I don’t like the implications there. I don’t like that kind of talk and I avoid it. My boss has called for civility. He says he represents all Americans. We don’t run around asking people what their party affiliation is when he is cutting their taxes and allowing small businesses to be free of regulations and growth. We are impervious to that.’
— Mediaite (@Mediaite) October 10, 2018
Of course, Conway skipped right over the fact that a majority of the country disagreed with Trump’s tax cuts for the super wealthy and that the “regulations” he’s cut help mega corporations more than small businesses while harming the planet, but it’s her claims about Trump’s “civility” that are most off-base and ridiculous.
Her words came around 12 hours after Trump gloated in Iowa while his rabid fanbase yelled “lock her up!” in reference to Clinton and Sen. Dianne Feinstein, where he also said this:
‘You don’t hand matches to an arsonist and you don’t give power to an angry left-wing mob, and that’s what the Democrats are…If Democrats take control they will try to reverse our amazing progress and plunge our country into gridlock and maybe into poverty and ultimately into chaos.’
That statement came in addition to Trump once again calling Sen. Elizabeth Warren “Pocahontas,” telling supporters that Sen. Feinstein leaked a confidential letter from Dr. Ford detailing sexual assault allegations against Trump’s SCOTUS nominee (with no evidence, of course, and despite the reporters who broke the story saying repeatedly that no one in Dianne Feinstein’s office was the source of their story), and once again mocking a woman for coming forward about sexual assault.
That’s not civility.
Kellyanne calling for civility is like Anne Coulter doing so. Amazed that she can say this with a straight face… https://t.co/ffSgES8tG7
— RJBIII (@RolandB3) October 10, 2018
It was alarming enough when Trump held campaign rallies and told his attendees to punch protesters, even offering to pay their legal bills if they were arrested, and wishing for a return to the old days when the people protesting his violent rhetoric would have been “carried out on a stretcher.” His disgusting rhetoric as president is even worse.
Now his former campaign manager wants to complain about “civility”?
See Conway’s full comments on Clinton below:
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