During a Fox News interview with White House counselor Kellyanne Conway, Fox anchor Bill Hemmer tried to ask her about her husband, Trump-skeptic conservative lawyer George Conway, who just publicly called President Donald Trump a racist — and Conway was not happy.
“We’re tight on time,” said Hemmer. “Your husband penned a piece in the Washington Post. The title, ‘I denied that Trump is a racist. Not anymore.’ You’ve seen it. Do you agree with your husband?”
“I totally disagree,” said Conway heatedly. “I work with this president and I know him. I know his heart and actions and how much he has helped people of color and I go by what people do, not what other people say about them.”
“And also, respectfully, I’m not going to run around pointing out everybody’s disagreements with the people in their lives,” Conway added angrily. “I sure could. I could point out people’s disagreement with their former spouses and current spouses and future spouses and partners. But I won’t do that. I would caution all those people who asked me to gaggle now not to do that.”
“I know what the president has done,” she continued. “People are no longer languishing in prison. Fewer people are getting addicted to drugs and are in treatment. He is lifting up in this economy people of all backgrounds and races, both genders, all geographic and demographic location. I go by what he does. I’ve been by his side for over three years now. I know who he is. But we’re sick and tired of people denigrating the American flag, the American military, veterans and America. People are analogizing red hats to a swastika.”
Controversial Contractors for Trump’s highly-criticized $3 billion food aid program hire lobbyist to tout their work
Companies receiving taxpayer dollars as part of President Donald Trump’s signature food aid program hired a longtime lobbyist to push back on criticism that the government is relying on unqualified contractors, such as an event planner.
“We’re working to take the stories of the impact this is having on farmers, processors, distributors and end users and making sure some positive aspects of the program, from both the economic and social standpoints, are out there too,” said the lobbyist and industry consultant, Dale Apley, who reached out to ProPublica on behalf of the contractors. “It’s not all just certain stories about certain companies that maybe shouldn’t have been awarded contracts.”
Ivanka Trump ‘urged’ Trump’s Bible photo-op — which could become a ‘defining moment’ of his presidency: NYT
First daughter and senior White House advisor Ivanka Trump "urged" her father to take part in a controversial photo-op with a Bible according to a new report from The New York Times.
"After a weekend of protests that led all the way to his own front yard and forced him to briefly retreat to a bunker beneath the White House, President Trump arrived in the Oval Office on Monday agitated over the television images, annoyed that anyone would think he was hiding and eager for action," the newspaper reported.