While safeguarding Trump, Kellyanne Conway asks press reporter: ‘What’s your ethnic background?’

Conway speaking to the press at the White House.
Conway speaking with the press at the White Home.

Image: NICHOLAS KAMM/ AFP/ Getty Images.

By Katie Berohn

Kellyanne Conway seems to believe it’s OK– and even pertinent– to ask what somebody’s ethnicity is throughout a press conference. It’s not.

Today, press reporter Andrew Feinberg asked Conway to clarify what President Trump implied by a series of racist tweets intended at 4 congresswomen today. In reaction, Conway asked, “What’s your ethnicity?”

When Feinberg asked why this was pertinent, Conway told him that her forefathers are from Ireland and Italy. Feinberg responded that “My ethnic background is not pertinent to the question I’m asking you.”

” He’s worn out,” Conway said. “A great deal of us are sick and worn out in this nation of America coming last.”

” What’s your ethnicity?” Kellyanne Conway asks a press reporter when the reporter asks her about the intent of the president’s tweets.

” A great deal of us are sick and fed up with this nation– of America coming last, to individuals who swore an oath of office.” pic.twitter.com/Tia1VUQluP

— NBC News (@NBCNews) July 16, 2019

President Trump’s original tweets targeted Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib, and Ayanna Pressley, who are all American residents.

In the initial tweets, the president prompted the congresswomen to “return and assist fix the completely damaged and criminal offense plagued locations from which they came.”

… and viciously informing individuals of the United States, the best and most effective Nation in the world, how our government is to be run. Why don’t they go back and help repair the totally damaged and crime infested places from which they came. Then come back and show us how …

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 14, 2019

… it is done. These locations need your assistance badly, you can’t leave fast enough. I make certain that Nancy Pelosi would be extremely delighted to rapidly work out totally free travel arrangements!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 14, 2019

On Monday, the four ladies held an interview to react to the comments, thanking individuals for their assistance. Pressley stated that President Trump “does not embody the grace, the empathy, the empathy, the stability that workplace requires which the American individuals are worthy of.”

SIMPLY IN: Reps. Ayanna Pressley, Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez react to President Trump’s attacks after he consistently said the four US agents of color ought to “return” to countries they came from: “Do not take the bait” https://t.co/hk4AhBuYRc pic.twitter.com/NJ7rhmt2Ju

— ABC News Politics (@ABCPolitics) July 15, 2019

On Tuesday early morning, Trump fired off a brand-new series of tweets, declaring “I do not have a racist bone in my body.” He also accused the congresswomen of hating America.

… Congresswomen, who I truly think, based upon their actions, hate our Nation. Get a list of the DREADFUL things they have stated. Omar is polling at 8%, Cortez at 21%. Nancy Pelosi tried to push them away, today they are forever wedded to the Democrat Celebration. See you in 2020!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 16, 2019

Trump is no stranger to triggering a stir with racist comments. And it appears that individuals near him like Kellyanne Conway will continue to defend him.

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