White House counselor Kellyanne Conway ripped into former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton Thursday morning over recent controversial comments she made regarding Trump supporters that voted in the president in 2016.
Over the weekend, Clinton went off about the 2016 election, blaming her loss on President Donald Trump’s campaign appealing to voters who “didn’t like black people getting rights” and “don’t like women getting jobs.”
In response, Conway appeared on “Fox & Friends” Thursday morning calling on the former secretary of state to “stop pretending you’re a feminist, you’re for equality, you’re for fairness to women, and then running around accusing us of checking with our husbands and our significant others before we vote.”
“She basically is, again, insulting half of the country,” Conway said, referring to Clinton’s infamous “basket of deplorables” comment from the 2016 campaign. She added that it’s a “joke” for Clinton to say that women vote based on their husbands’ views.
“This country knows who you are because of who you married,” she added.
Not only Republicans are calling out the former first lady, Democrats are also distancing themselves from her controversial remarks rehashing the 2016 presidential election. Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) called Clinton’s comments “fighting words” because she’s “partial to Missouri voters,”
“I think they were expressing their frustration with the status quo. I may not have agreed with their choice, but I certainly respect them. And I don’t think that’s the way you should talk about any voter, especially ones in my state,” the Democratic senator added.
Clinton said in India over the weekend that she “won the places that are optimistic, diverse, dynamic, moving forward.”
“And his whole campaign — ‘Make America Great Again’ — was looking backward. You know, you didn’t like black people getting rights, you don’t like women, you know, getting jobs, you don’t want, you know, to see that Indian American succeeding more than you are. Whatever your problem is, I’m going to solve it.”