Trump adviser Kellyanne Conway went on ABC’s Good Morning America on Friday to defend President Donald Trump’s tweets attacking the physical appearance of Morning Joe co-host Mika Brzezinski — and she returned to her tried-and-true tactic of blaming the media.
She began by stating that the president has the right to respond to media attacks against him, and claimed that he was the victim of a constant barrage of criticism.
“The toxicity both ways… uh, coming to the president is terrible,” Conway said, as she corrected her Freudian slip about Trump’s role in creating a toxic environment mid-sentence.
She then pivoted to say that it was the media — not Trump’s sexism — that was doing real harm to women in the United States.
“The idea that the media, large parts of the media anyway, are covering personal insults about the president, this invective, and really denying America’s women their rightful knowledge of what he’s doing for them on taxes, on health care, and infrastructure,” she said.
Host George Stephanopoulos objected, and pointed out there was no way the media would be talking about Trump’s sexist tweets if Trump hadn’t posted sexist tweets. He also pointed out the Trump hasn’t actually come out with a tax reform plan, which makes it difficult for the media to analyze it.
Watch the interview below.
— Good Morning America (@GMA) June 30, 2017