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‘I’m married to an Asian’: Kellyanne Conway spars with reporters over White House ‘kung flu’ slur

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White House presidential counselor Kellyanne Conway downplayed concerns that White House officials have used racist terms to refer to the novel coronavirus.

During a gaggle outside the White House on Wednesday, Conway was peppered with questions about staffers who reportedly called COVID-19 the “kung flu” or the “Chinese virus.”

“Excuse me!” Conway exclaimed. “Of course it’s wrong. But you can’t just make an accusation and not tell us who it is.”

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“If you want to argue, I want to argue about standing away from each other and washing our hands,” she added.

“You’re telling those staffer that it’s wrong?” a reporter pressed Conway.

“That’s highly offensive so tell us all who it is,” Conway demanded. “I’m not going to engage in hypotheticals. I’m married to an Asian. My kids are partly. My kids are 25% Filipino. You’re all so obsessed, I thought you knew.”

The White House adviser continued to demand to know who had referred to the virus as the “kung flu” while speaking to an Asian reporter.

“I’m trying to be here to help you help America understand how to slow the spread and you’re shouting at me in a way about something somebody allegedly said to somebody else,” she complained. “And I’m asking who was it? Why don’t we go to the source. I certainly didn’t say it, I don’t believe it.”

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“Why don’t we go to the source and tell them that’s very hurtful and unhelpful for what we’re trying to do,” Conway concluded, softening her voice. “Pardon me if I’ve been mistaken that you all are trying to inform America.”

Watch the video below from C-SPAN.

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Here’s how Trump’s ‘nasty’ jab at Kamala reveals his misunderstanding of women

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President Donald Trump has reprised one of his most common attacks on women — "nasty" — to describe Joe Biden's running mate, Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA).

On Wednesday, writing for The New York Times, Katie Rogers broke down how the president's continual attacks on women in politics — combined with his characterization of women voters — reveals a fundamental misunderstanding of modern gender norms.

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Congresswoman criticizes Republican press guy for claim Black folks don’t care about Kamala Harris: Does he know any?

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Rep. Karen Bass (D-CA) hilariously mocked former press secretary Ari Fleischer, who worked for former President George W. Bush's White House. Fleischer claimed Black people won't be that excited about Sen. Kamala Harris on the ticket.

"She's just not that historically exciting to African-Americans," said Fleischer speaking to Laura Ingraham during a Fox News appearance after the announcement.

During a conversation with MSNBC's Joy Reid, the host called Fleischer "a sort of a bygone era Republican voice" and asked Bass to listen to his comments.

"I wonder how many African-Americans," asked Bass, chuckling.

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Trump draws ridicule for press conference after Biden/Harris event: ‘Did someone give him a Valium?’

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On Wednesday, just as former Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) were winding down their first official joint campaign event, President Donald Trump kicked off his latest White House briefing.

As usual, the president triggered a round of mockery from social media.

A somnambulant Trump starts his August 12 press briefing with some casual xenophobia and then starts hyping the stock market pic.twitter.com/T4ObIke7qN

— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) August 12, 2020

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