Donald Trump’s campaign manager Kellyanne Conway lashed out at a teenage girl in a room full of reporters because she dared to ask a question that has been on a lot of people’s mind.
The 17-year-old student, Maaike Laanstra-Corn, who is the daughter of “Mother Jones” Washington Bureau Chief David Corn, during a University of Virginia-sponsored event in D.C., referred to the 2005 audio recording in which Trump boasted about grabbing women by their genitals.
“Donald Trump has negated claims that he sexually assaulted women but also admitted to a tape where he seemed to be describing sexual assault,” she asked. “How do you rationalize that as a woman and also as his campaign manager?”
Rather than giving her a straight answer, Conway did what she has done throughout the election campaign and turned the topic of discussion to Hillary Clinton.
“What you just said was said probably tens of thousands of times during the campaign, on the internet, on TV incessantly, in paid advertising,” Conway said. “All this anti-woman stuff. And you know how America’s women answered? They gave the would-be first female candidate, I don’t know, what was it, 56 percent of the vote, 57?”
“She should have gotten 60 or 62 percent of the female vote. And she did not. And part of why she did not is women tired of the same argument and the same thing that you’re presenting to me now, even though you’re trying to be personally mean about it,” Conway added.
Afterward she said Trump respected her for raising school-aged children while working for him at the same time and added, “For you to use sexual assault to try to make news here I think is unfortunate, but it also doesn't matter because Donald Trump promised he’ll be a president of all Americans.”
So in one fell swoop, Conway not just proved she was so immature she let a high school student get under her skin but also scoffed at a grievous crime like sexual assault.
Here’s what others think of Conway’s remarks.