The hosts of “The View” on Friday were decidedly unimpressed by White House counselor Kellyanne Conway after she made a series of unhinged threats against a Washington Examiner reporter earlier this week.
While co-host Abby Huntsman said that she understood criticisms of Examiner reporter Caitlin Yilek for publishing what Conway had believed was an off-the-record interview, she said that Conway’s behavior still needed to be called out.
“When you are calling people and you are bullying people, that I will not stand for,” she said. “I have been on the other end of those calls before too, and if you think I’m going to roll over, and you calling me is going to change my opinion, change the way I talk about things at this table, think again.”
Co-host Meghan McCain said it was interesting that Conway tried to call the Examiner, which is a conservative publication, on the assumption that she could steamroll the reporter into changing her coverage.
“They’re not calling me, you know,” she said. “They’re trying to find people to manipulate or bully.”
“Call me, Kellyanne!” co-host Joy Behar cracked.
McCain then went on to say that these types of abusive calls are a phenomenon she’s only seen with the Trump White House.
“These phone calls are highly unusual,” she said. “It’s unique to his henchpeople.”
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Big turnout for protest in Texas town known as a ‘haven’ for the Ku Klux Klan
Protesters gathered in Vidor, Texas on Saturday for a rally against racism and police violence.
The East Texas town has long had a reputation for racism.
Vidor is a small city of about 11,000 people near the Texas Gulf Coast, not too far from the Louisiana border. Despite the fact that Beaumont, a much bigger city just 10 minutes away, is quite integrated, Vidor is not. There are very few blacks there; it's mostly white. That is in large part because of a history of racism in Vidor, a past that continues to haunt the present," Keith Oppenheim reported for CNN in 2006.
BUSTED: Key Trump aide caught pushing racist vigilantism on social media
Video of a chainsaw-wielding Texas man threatening protesters while shouting the n-word went viral on Friday.
While many people were shocked by the video, one of President Donald Trump's top advisors supported the racism and vigilantism in documented in the video, according to a new report.
"President Donald Trump and his allies for years have amplified racist messages on Twitter while simultaneously reaching out to black and Hispanic voters, a dissonant balancing act that’s now rocking the GOP amid nationwide racial-justice protests," Politico reported Saturday. "The two competing forces collided Saturday on the Twitter feed of Trump campaign senior adviser Mercedes Schlapp, when she boosted a tweet that lauded a man in Texas in a viral video as he yelled the n-word and wielded a chainsaw to chase away anti-racism demonstrators."
Trump may ‘fatally wound’ his reelection by snubbing North Carolina: CNN analyst
President Donald Trump risks alienating voters in the key swing state of North Carolina if he moves his RNC convention speech to another state, political analyst James C. Moore explained for CNN.
"Of all the institutions the Trump presidency is harming, it's likely no one suspected the Republican National Convention might be one of them. But President Donald Trump's refusal to fully acknowledge the risks associated with the pandemic is creating a new political threat to his own candidacy," he wrote. "The Republican National Convention was slated to take place in Charlotte, North Carolina, in August. But the pandemic struck, and the governor has insisted on a scaled down event with safety precautions that include social distancing and face masks. The President, who wants his huddled masses shoulder to shoulder as they shout their acclimations, is now looking to deliver his convention speech in another city."