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Kellyanne Conway, president and CEO of the Polling Company and the campaign manager of US President-elect Donald Trump's campaign, speaks during the 4th Annual Women Rule Summit in Washington, DC, December 7, 2016. (SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Out of touch?

Kellyanne Conway doesn’t ‘see the point’ of the Women’s March

By Brigit Katz on January 23, 2017

Kellyanne Conway, who apparently doesn’t know what facts are, also appears to be confused about the purpose of Saturday’s Women’s March on Washington, which inspired millions of people around the world to protest the policies of President Donald Trump.

“We certainly respect people’s First Amendment rights,” Conway, a senior adviser to Trump, said during an interview with ABC’s George Stephanopoulos. “But I frankly didn’t see the point. I mean, you have a day after he’s uplifting and unifying and you have folks here being on a diatribe where I think they could have requested a dialogue. Nobody called me and said, ‘Hey, could we have a dialogue?’”

Ah, we had forgotten about Trump’s “uplifting and unifying” inauguration speech, during which he evoked both “American carnage” and Batman villains. And we certainly cannot understand why some might not see an opportunity for dialogue with an administration that is led by a man who has threatened to stop Muslims from entering the country, promised to build a wall along the Mexican border, and persistently denigrated women.

But yes, unity.

“I just thought they missed an opportunity to be about solutions and to really fight for those millions of women whose kids are trapped in failing schools, who don’t have access to health care, who don’t have access to an economic affordable life,” Conway continued.

Of course, protestors came to the march to advocate for all those things, in addition to a range of other causes, including immigration rights, LGBT rights, gun control, and climate change. There is power in numbers — specifically numbers three times as large as the crowds at Trump’s inauguration.

Read more at The Huffington Post.



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