You have to be of a special type of crazy and quite frankly, a special type of stupid to be associated with Donald Trump. And on Monday, Kellyanne Conway proved once again why she is an adviser to the donald.
In an interview on Monday, Conway defended Trump’s mockery of a disabled reporter during his campaign for president. According to Conway, Hillary Clinton was “given the benefit of the doubt” many times during her campaign but Trump, Conway says, was judge by the things he said rather than the things in his heart.
Conway wants the media to report on Trump’s heart rather of the words that come out of his mouth! Pure insanity!
“She was given the benefit of the doubt here constantly,” Conway said on CNN, referring to Hillary Clinton. “You can’t give him the benefit of the doubt on this? And he’s telling you what was in his heart. You always want to go by what comes out of his mouth rather than look at what’s in his heart.”
Trump’s apparent mocking of a disabled reporter bubbled back to the surface on Sunday when actress Meryl Streep criticized Trump for it during her Golden Globes speech.
“It was that moment when the person asking to sit in the most respected seat in our country imitated a disabled reporter,” she said. “Someone he outranked in privilege, power and the capacity to fight back. It kind of broke my heart when I saw it, and I still can’t get it out of my head, because it wasn’t in a movie. It was real life.”
Donald Trump has benefited from over a billion dollars in free media since announcing his candidacy for president. In essence, the same media that Trump and his campaign manager are complains about is the same media that allowed Donald Trump to lie once every 3 minutes, and to constantly go unchallenged.
But suddenly, due to some calls for the presidential debate moderator to fact-check the contestants, Trump and his people are crying foul!
In a recent interview, Trump’s campaign manager, Kellyanne Conway, actually had the balls to say the job of a journalist is not to fact-check.
And I really don’t appreciate campaigns thinking it is the job of the media to go and be these virtual fact-checkers and that these debate moderators should somehow do their bidding. They picked on Matt Lauer after the Commander-in-Chief debate … forum. We thought he did a great job, but they didn’t like the fact that Hillary Clinton was asked about her email server and her vote in Iraq. That’s not Matt Lauer’s fault. And Lester Holt, he’s a respected…brilliant newsman. He’ll do a good job tomorrow night as a moderator. It’s not his job…
The fight to keep Americans ignorant is alive and well in the Trump world. Just let the candidates lie and let the American people believe whatever they want!