As the backlash continues to grow in the wake of President Trump‘s racially-charged tweets presumably targeting progressive Democratic congresswomen, an interesting exchange took place during a press conference between White House counselor Kellyanne Conway and Breakfast Media’s Andrew Feinberg.
In a video posted to his Twitter account, Feinberg can be seen asking Conway to specifically name which countries Trump was referring to in his now infamous ‘go back to your countries’ comments he made this weekend.
“To which countries was he referring?” Feinberg asked Conway.
“What’s your ethnicity?” Conway replied.
“Why is that relevant?” Feinberg shot back.
Conway went on to claim that Trump was simply referring to countries of origin, just as any U.S. citizen has ancestors from foreign countries, but Feinberg was having none of it.
“A lot of us are sick and tired of this country — of America coming last to people who swore an oath of office,” Conway said. “Sick and tired of our military being denigrated. Sick and tired of the Customs and Border Patrol people I was with, who are overwhelmingly Hispanic by the way … being criticized, being doxxed by a bunch of Hollywood D-listers who have nothing else to do but sit on their asses on Twitter all day and try to dox brave men and women who are diving into the Rio Grande to save people who are drowning, who are taking other people’s babies into custody and diapering them and feeding them and looking the other way as people are running across with drugs. That’s going on.”
Here’s video, courtesy of @cspan pic.twitter.com/PNqIznSDcO
— Andrew Feinberg (@AndrewFeinberg) July 16, 2019
This Tuesday, Trump continued to double-down on his remarks directed towards congresswomen such as Alexandria Ocasio-Cortex (D-NY) and Ilhan Omar (D-MN) , saying that they can go “wherever they want or they can stay.”
“But they should love our country,” Trump said. “They shouldn’t hate our country. You look at what they have said. I have clips right here. The most vile, horrible statements about our country, about Israel, about others. It’s up to them. They can do what they want. They can leave, they can stay. But they should love our country and they should work for the good of our country.”
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