White House aide Kellyanne Conway on Wednesday defended her assertion that Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden owed President Donald Trump a call to the White House instead of criticizing the government’s pandemic response from his “bunker.”
During a gaggle outside the White House, Conway was asked why she had slammed Biden during an appearance on Fox & Friends earlier that morning.
“I find it to be petty and a tinge of partisanship and completely unhelpful to the American population to have a former vice president who was here for eight years in his bunker in Wilmington just lobbing criticisms,” Conway said of her attack on Biden.
The counselor to the president insisted that the White House had been dealing with the virus “non-politically.”
“He’s got a lot of fans out there that can’t get enough of Joe Biden in the bunker in Delaware,” Conway opined.
“Are you suggesting Vice President Biden should be disregarding federal guidelines?” a reporter asked.
“You know I’m not,” Conway replied. “Let’s not be silly! Let’s not be silly about it! I’m not implying anything. In fact, I’m not implying a single thing. I wonder what you’re implying.”
“The critics and naysayers have never seemed so small,” she added. “And if you’re a former vice president and you have some type of visibility, you have a great idea, let’s hear it.”
“He can stay in the bunker all he wants,” Conway concluded. “He can cough into his hand all he wants. He can read from prepared notes all he wants.”
Watch the video below from C-SPAN.