“What’s your ethnicity?” Kellyanne Conway asks a reporter when the reporter asks her about the intent of the president’s tweets.
“A lot of us are sick and tired of this country – of America coming last, to people who swore an oath of office.” pic.twitter.com/XOypuqmA4H
— MSNBC (@MSNBC) July 16, 2019
Courtesy of TPM:
Andrew Feinberg, White House correspondent for Breakfast Media, was trying to ask which countries President Donald Trump was suggesting that four congresswomen — all U.S. citizens — should “go back to” Tuesday afternoon when White House counselor Kellyanne Conway sharply turned the question back on him.
“What’s your ethnicity?” she asked.
Feinberg paused, seemingly taken aback.
“Uh, why is that relevant?” he asked.
“No, no, because I’m asking you a question,” she said. “My ancestors are from Ireland and Italy.”
“Kellyanne, my ethnicity is not relevant to the question I’m asking,” he responded.
“It is because you’re asking about — he said ‘originally.’ He said ‘originally from,’” she said, refusing to answer more of his questions on the subject and saying that Trump had already sent out a plethora of tweets.
Okay that was super uncomfortable to watch.
Who does that?
Whow responds to a question about racism with a demand to know the ethnicity of the person asking?
This crazy bitch does, that’s who.
Later Conway tried to explain that her racist remarks were not racist by confirming how super white she is.
This was meant with no disrespect.
We are all from somewhere else “originally”. I asked the question to answer the question and volunteered my own ethnicity: Italian and Irish.
Like many, I am proud of my ethnicity, love the USA & grateful to God to be an American 🇺🇸 https://t.co/OvBALIO6WP
— Kellyanne Conway (@KellyannePolls) July 16, 2019
Yeah, you’re Italian and Irish, we get it.
You are also super racist and so is your boss.