On Monday, Donald Trump’s senior counselor and chief apologist, Kellyanne Conway, emerged from the shadows to criticize the nationwide wave of protests directed at President Donald Trump over the weekend —some of which turned violent— as attempts by stubborn liberals to relitigate last year’s presidential election.
“It should fall to the leaders of the Democratic Party to quell the violence that has marred some anti-Trump demonstrations,” Conway said in an interview on “Fox & Friends” from the south lawn of the White House, according to Politico.
Around the country, demonstrators marched last Saturday in opposition to Trump, using tax day — April 15 — to demand that the president make his tax returns public, something he has refused to do because he says he is under audit.
“Six months after Donald Trump won 306 electoral votes, you have people still trying to make it go away, and this is the president. This is the people’s house. This is their government,” Conway said.
“I would love to hear the new DNC chairman, Tom Perez, Bernie Sanders, the Democratic senator from Vermont, who are going out on the road starting today, and I would love to hear Hillary Clinton, who lost to Donald Trump handily,” she continued.
“I would love to hear them come forward as leaders of the Democratic Party and tell the people to stop. They have a right to express their First Amendment beliefs but at the same time, violence is not going to get us anywhere.”
“I would love to hear democratic leaders of the party, instead of still talking about the election, move forward and help us negotiate,” she said. “Help us get some Democratic votes on tax reform and health care reform and infrastructure.”
On Twitter, Trump launched an Easter Sunday flurry of posts complaining about the protests and suggesting that marchers had been paid, although he offered no evidence to support that claim.