It’s not exactly a secret that Kellyanne Conway is a joke. Her comments have become so ridiculous over the past year that journalists have taken to directly calling her out during many of her interviews.
Though of all the ludicrous things I’ve heard Conway say, what she said on Fox & Friends Monday morning might be the most absurd yet.
While addressing the back-and-forth spat between Donald Trump and Senator Bob Corker (R-TN), one where the “president” lashed out at the senator on Twitter Sunday morning, only for Corker to respond by sending his own tweet mocking Trump’s childish behavior, Conway said the senator’s comments were “irresponsible” because “other world leaders see that.”
“World leaders see that,” Conway said. “I find tweets like these to be incredibly irresponsible.”
“It adds to the insulting that the mainstream media and the president’s detractors — almost a year after the election, they still can’t accept the election results — it adds to their ability and their cover to speak about a president of the United States, the president of the United States, in ways no president should be talked about,” she added.
I sat in silence for at least a minute trying to process what I had just heard. Even now, it’s difficult for me to believe she said this with a straight face.
So, Corker’s tweet was “irresponsible” because other world leaders can see what he said, but Trump calling the leader of North Korea “little rocket man,” often talking about the possibility of nuclear war like some drunken buffoon at a bar — that’s not irresponsible?
What about that time Trump attacked MSNBC’s Mika Brzezinski, publicly accusing her of having a face-lift, was that not “irresponsible”?
Or when Trump tried to publicly intimidate James Comey by insinuating he had taped their conversations?
Then there are the multiple times Trump has called into question the credibility of the U.S. intelligence community. Does she not think other world leaders see that?
Oh, I know, what about that time he went on an unhinged tangent accusing Barack Obama of illegally wiretapping him?
Even many of Trump’s own supporters want him to stop tweeting — that’s how much of a national embarrassment his behavior on social media has been. Yet Conway has the gall to criticize Corker for responding to Trump’s public attack on him as “irresponsible”?
And what is she talking about “can’t accept the results of the election”?
Bob Corker is a Republican. So what isn’t he “accepting?” Besides, the only people who keep bringing up the results of the election are Trump and his people. They do this as a way to make it seem as if anyone, apparently even other Republicans, who calls him out is just “incapable of accepting that he won.”
Just for the record, while he won the electoral college victory, that doesn’t negate the fact that Hillary Clinton received 3 million more votes than he did, while 54 percent of the country voted against him in one way or another. He’s still going to go down as one of the biggest losers in American presidential history.
Also, last I checked, wasn’t it Trump who spent years suggesting that our 44th president, Barack Obama, wasn’t legitimate? Claiming that he had “proof” his birth certificate was fake, while also offering him money to release his college transcripts? In fact, after the 2012 election Trump claimed the election was rigged (shocker!) because Obama won.
Yet now Conway thinks it’s important for people to talk about a president with a certain level of respect for the office.
This is a perfect example of how unbelievably delusional these people are. They really do seem to live in some alternative reality where they hold others to rules and standards that they, themselves, don’t even follow. Apparently Conway thought it was fine that Trump lashed out at Corker on Twitter. In her warped mind, that wasn’t “irresponsible.” Corker responding, on the other hand — that was a shameful, embarrassing display of disrespect for the presidency which will surely dismay other world leaders.
I’ve heard a lot of incredibly ridiculous things from Donald Trump, people within his administration, and his supporters. That said, Kellyanne Conway lecturing someone else for comments they made on Twitter, calling them “irresponsible” because “other world leaders” see what they’re saying, when she always defends Trump’s shameful and embarrassing posts, is possibly the most outrageous thing I’ve heard from any of them.
You can’t make this stuff up.
Watch her comments below via Fox News (starting around 9:03):