What is it with the Main Stream Media and Donald Trump’s Tweets? ‘But why do you care?’ Conway pushed back when CNN’s Chris Cuomo asked her this morning if this is how Trump planned to spend his presidency – dueling on Twitter.
Donald Trump’s campaign manager Kellyanne Conway gave a spirited defense of the President-elect using social media to call out the cast of the Broadway play “Hamilton” for disrespecting his running mate Mike Pence.
Appearing on CNN’s “New Day,” Conway gave host Chris Cuomo all he could handle when he criticized Trump for using Twitter to go after his critics.
“Why take it up? Why take up SNL?,” Cuomo asked. “No president does that. Why waste time? Why distract?”
“Why do you care?” Conway shot back. “Who’s to say he can’t do that, spend five minutes on a tweet and move on?”
Trump sent three tweets this weekend after Pence attended the Broadway musical on Friday night and was met by boos from members of the audience.
Cast member Brandon Victor Dixon addressed the vice president-elect from the stage.
‘We are the diverse America,’ Dixon said. ‘Who are alarmed and anxious that your new administration will not protect us,’ the actor said, adding that he hoped the Indiana governor was inspired by the musical’s inclusive message.
Trump countered by calling the actors ‘very rude,’ the musical ‘overrated’ and suggested, twice, that the cast apologize to his running mate.
The president-elect also used Twitter to criticize ‘Saturday Night Live,’ in which liberal actor Alec Baldwin again portrayed the billionaire, suggesting that Trump was in over his head now that he had won the election.
Conway had earlier explained to Cuomo the benefit of using social media.
“He has over 25 million followers on Facebook and Twitter and it’s a great way for him to take his message directly to the people,” she said. “Cut through the noise, or the silence, whatever the case may be. Sometimes important things that he’s saying or doing are getting zero coverage.”
The CNN anchor still pressed on why Trump would do it.
“You’re assigning malice,” Conway replied. “You’re assigning wrongdoing to him where it doesn’t exist.”
H/T Bizpac Review