Kellyanne Conway may have said the single most horrible thing she’s ever said today. And we’re talking about the woman who made up a fake massacre and coined the term “alternative facts.”
Speaking on Fox & Friends,
“I went back and looked at what exactly what was being discussed on all the TV shows, except yours, at 7:09 a.m. on Wednesday when this happened and it’s a really curious exercise. Because as Steve Scalise was fighting for his life and crawling into right field in a trail of blood, you should go back and see what people were saying about the president and the Republicans at that very moment. Of course, they had to break in with the news of this tragedy and since then there’s been some introspection some quieter, more muted voices toning down the rhetoric. But look at Twitter. If I were shot and killed tomorrow, half of Twitter would explode in applause and excitement. This is the world we live in now. It’s terrible because, again, it’s one thing to say I disagree with you on health care repeal, or on taxes, or on your plan for national security. But you can’t attack people personally in a way and think that tragedies like this won’t happen.”
Here’s the interview as it played out:
Second, you absolutely can make attacks on a person’s integrity, credibility, and character without resorting to violence. We do it all the time. Saying Trump is a liar is, besides being factually accurate, the kind of dissent our country is founded on; it is NOT an incitement of terror.
Third, and this is probably the most obvious — YOUR BOSS IS THE SINGLE WORST OFFENDER when it comes to hateful rhetoric, bullying, and ad hominem attacks!
Of course, this was quickly pointed out on Twitter:
What do YOU think of Kellyanne’s inflammatory comments??
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