Kellyanne Conway is an immovable force in the Trump Administration. Literally nothing could make her resign from her post and the nation-wide fame she’s experienced since going over to the dark side. As you may remember, Conway was once an outspoken critic of the president, but the second she took a job in the White House, she turned into a hideous beast that we can’t seem to get rid of. And now, apparently, she’s taken up the president’s grooming habits, including his signature orange skin tone.
Andrew Feinberg is the White House correspondent for The Independent. He interviewed Kellyanne Conway Monday morning, and what happened is positively humorous.
When I pointed out that @realDonaldTrump pardoned soldiers accused of and convicted of war crimes and asked her if he thought war crimes were a thing, she said “I don’t know how to answer that.”
I suggested she ask the President.
— Andrew Feinberg (@AndrewFeinberg) January 6, 2020
According to The Independent:
While speaking with reporters at the White House on Monday morning, Counselor to the President Kellyanne Conway was asked about Mr Trump’s threat to retaliate against any Iranian attack on US assets by attacking 52 identified targets, “some at a very high level & important to Iran & the Iranian culture”.
Again, Kellyanne Conway has been caught not knowing what the hell she’s talking about. Apparently, Kellyanne and her boss have never heard of the 1996 War Crimes Act which is very specific in stating that any person or nation who violates the Geneva Convention and/or the Hague Convention has committed an act of war. Both conventions contend that it is illegal to attack/destroy sites of cultural significance, like “historic monuments, works of art or places of worship which constitute the cultural or spiritual heritage of peoples.”
Even the U.S. Defense Department Law of War Manual says that “cultural property, the areas immediately surrounding it, and appliances in use for its protection should be safeguarded and respected.”
The Independent continues:
Ms Conway replied that she thinks Iran “has many military sites, strategic sites, that you may cite that are also cultural sites”.
She offered no evidence to back up her assertion, and when pressed further on her suggestion that Iran’s government is somehow camouflaging military assets within cultural sites, she denied making any such statement.
Conway, seemingly unaware, referred reporters to Mike Pompeo’s statement promising that the United States would act lawfully where Iran was concerned, completely ignoring the fact that the president himself brushed off the War Crimes Act when he said this Sunday:
“They’re allowed to kill our people. They’re allowed to torture and maim our people. They’re allowed to use roadside bombs and blow up our people. And we’re not allowed to touch their cultural sites? It doesn’t work that way.”
He obviously thinks he can do whatever he wants because he’s never faced any real consequences in his entire life. Trump thinks he will get away with this one too, but this isn’t defrauding an organization or ripping off a contractor. This is flat-out murder that he had no right to commit.
The report states that:
Mr Trump has also been an advocate for American soldiers accused of war crimes, and in November pardoned three US service members who were either convicted of war crimes charges or were awaiting trial.
When confronted with Mr Trump’s pardons of accused and convicted war criminals and pressed further on whether Mr Trump believes that war crimes “are a thing”, Ms Conway responded that she did not know how to answer the question.
People responding to Feinberg’s tweet were sickened by Kellyanne Conway’s complicity in this disgusting betrayal of the United States and its people. Check out the top remarks below: