Less than 24 hours after President Donald Trump sent out an incendiary tweet casting doubt on the domestic violence claims versus just recently resigned personnel secretary Rob Porter , White House therapist Kellyanne Conway required to the airwaves to run troubleshooting. And in doing so, she declared something flat-out incorrect about Democratic Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand , including another entry to the long list of deceptive and incorrect claims she’ s made in cable television news interviews.
On Saturday, Trump tweeted that “ Peoples lives are being shattered and damaged by a simple accusation, ” an evident reaction to Porter’ s resignation.
Peoples lives are being shattered and ruined by a simple accusation. Some hold true and some are incorrect. Some are old and some are brand-new. There is no healing for somebody incorrectly implicated life and profession are gone. Exists no such thing any longer as Due Process?
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 10, 2018
The tweet generated a sharp action from Gillibrand , who responded that Trump “ has actually revealed through words and actions that he doesn ’ t worth females, ” and recommended that if he “ desires due procedure for the over lots sexual attack claims versus him, let ’ s have Congressional hearings
Responding to @SenGillibrand ’ s tweet that Congress must hold hearings with ladies who have actually implicated Pres. Trump of sexual attack, @KellyannePolls informs @GStephanopoulos “ Those accusers have actually had their day … I put on ’ t require a lecture from Kirsten Gillibrand or anyone else. ” #ThisWeek pic.twitter.com/iefif4Nh4q
— This Week(@ThisWeekABC) February 11, 2018
Appearing on ABC with George Stephanopoulos on Sunday, Conway dismissed Gillibrand ’ s criticisms, statingshe didn ’ t “ require a lecture ” from the New York senator. She likewise derisively declared Trump’ s numerous sexual attack accusers had their due procedure when they were “ trotted out ” throughout the 2016 election.
“ Those accusers have actually had their day on your network and somewhere else for a very long time, they were trotted out once again late in 2015, and I wear’ t require a lecture from Kirsten Gillibrand or any person else who protected and safeguarded and harbored a sitting president who made love relations in the Oval Office, and was impeached for lying I wear’ t require a lecture from her or any person else.”
Conway likewise kept in mind that Gillibrand has considering that stated that Clinton must have resigned. Exactly what she didn’ t note, nevertheless, is that Gillibrand was not chosen to the United States Senate till 2006, 8 years after the Clinton impeachment. In 1998, she was still working as a lawyer and had actually not yet gotten in the world of politics. To exactly what degree a civilian can meaningfully “secure, protect, or harbor” a sitting president is, to put it kindly, uncertain.
In a look on CNN’s State of the Union the exact same early morning, Conway likewise mentioned she’s not worried about White House interactions director Hope Hicks possibly ending up being a victim of domestic violence, in part since of exactly what a “strong” lady she is, with “great impulses.”
Kellyanne Conway states she doesn ' t”concern” “about White House comms director Hope Hicks, who is dating Rob Porter: “”She has a fantastic support group around her”” #CNNSOTU https://t.co/ipCeMg5Z32
— CNN(@CNN) February 11, 2018
Media reports have actually recommended that Hicks was associated with a romantic relationship with Porter when the domestic violence accusations broke; the belief that “strong” ladies do not end up being victims of violence is extensively thought about a fallacious kind of victim-blaming.
This is not the very first time Conway has actually trafficked in this sort of questionable rhetoric. In 2013, she recommended that if females and guys were equates to in physical strength , then “rape would not exist.”
When Tapper challenged Conway’s characterization, she backtracked, clarifying that “lots of females get abused, no concern.”