Kellyanne Conway Is Getting Hammered Online After ‘Stupid’ Defense Of Trump’s Childish Tweets
Alternative facts evangelist and White House senior adviser Kellyanne Conway drew the ire of the internet on Sunday after issuing the most absurd defense of President Trump’s bizarre “short and fat” attack on North Korea dictator Kim Jong-Un.
Appearing on ABC’s “This Week,” Conway said rump called Kim Jong Un “short and fat” in response to an earlier insult by the North Korean leader, who called Trump “old.”
“What’s helpful in full context is a 13-day trip where the president is very focused on global security, and combating terrorism and most importantly containing a nuclearized North Korea,” Conway said when asked if the tweet is helpful.
“And you think name calling is helpful? Calling somebody short and fat?” host Martha Raddatz asked.
“I think that was the president just responding the way he does to somebody who insulted him first,” Conway said.
While in Vietnam, Trump fired off a tweet questioning why the North Korean leader would call him old, “when I would NEVER call him short and fat.” He has previously dubbed Kim Jong Un “Rocket Man.”
Trump seems to believe that trading insults is the most “helpful” way to resolve the escalating tensions over Pyongyang’s nuclear and missile programs. North Korea conducted its sixth and most powerful nuclear bomb test on September 3, prompting another round of UN sanctions.
Conway insisted that Trump was justified in his response because “Kim Jong-un started it.”
Then she got torched online.
Watch the interview in the video below and the reaction from Twitter users.
Conway on Trump's tweet on Kim Jong Un: That "was the president just responding the way he does to somebody who insulted him first." pic.twitter.com/8xsEMStIYL
— This Week (@ThisWeekABC) November 12, 2017
Are we really playing the “well he STARTED IT!” game?! This administration is pathetic.
— Jeffrey Hudson (@JeffTHudson) November 12, 2017
I know right!?! I expect more out of my kids.
— Matt Wilbert (@WilbertMatt35) November 12, 2017
Is this kindergarten?
— Skylar Baker-Jordan (@SkylarJordan) November 12, 2017
Not her again. Lock HER up.
— Claudia Gurganus (@ClaudiaGurganu1) November 12, 2017
Sickening to think this is normal
— Tom Mason (@gatormason) November 12, 2017
Trump at 5 years old forever
— bucko 🇺🇸🏳️🌈😎🗽 (@gpalochko) November 12, 2017
Achhhhh! Please stop giving her airtime…I cannot stand to watch her friggin spin aka LIE anymore.
— its me, Sharon (@SharonBrashears) November 12, 2017
Our we taking cues from 1st graders? Good grief.
— Cowtown Tiger (@CowtownTiger) November 12, 2017
you need to sop having this thing on your show. I look forward to this show every week so not going to watch her she makes me too irate for a
— Diane S.Smith (@dismith52) November 12, 2017
— Steve Kemble (@RealSteveKemble) November 12, 2017
How bigly of him
— Scott (@ScottSneifert) November 12, 2017