Donald Trump’s senior advisor Kellyanne Conway visibly annoyed when a high school student asked her to ‘rationalize’ working for Donald Trump amid sexual harassment claims in the aftermath of the ‘Access Hollywood’ tape.
‘For you to use sexual assault to make news here I think is unfortunate, but it also doesn’t matter because Donald Trump said he’ll be president of all Americans,’ Conway quipped at the teenager, adding that Corn was ‘trying to be personally mean about it.’
The Daily Mail reports,
Maaike Laanstra-Corn, the 17-year-old daughter of David Corn, the Washington bureau chief of left-leaning website Mother Jones, pointed out how Conway was the first female to run a Republican’s presidential campaign and the female head of a polling company – and then dug in, asking the top Trump aide to defend her actions.
The audience seemed to be on the young woman’s side, as they applauded after Corn unloaded her question.
‘Lest we be confused about the politics of the audience,’ Conway said.
The Associated Press’ Steve Peoples, in tweets, first identified the questioner as Corn’s daughter.
‘They’re young,’ shrugged Larry Sabato, the head of the University of Virginia’s Center for Politics, the organization sponsoring the program that was being held this morning in downtown D.C.
‘So how’s your millennial outreach going, Hillary?’ Conway said with a knowing laugh, as the youth vote wasn’t enough to propel the Democratic nominee into the White House.
While Conway said she was told by Sabato she didn’t have to answer the question, she did anyway.
‘So, what you just said was said probably tens of thousands of times,’ Conway noted. ‘During the campaign. On the internet. On TV incessantly. In paid advertising,’ she said using punctuated pauses.
Conway pointed out that the Clinton camp used the ‘anti-woman stuff’ on Trump in their television ads and in direct mail advertising for the Democratic candidate.
‘And you know how America’s women answered?’ Conway said. ‘They gave the first … female candidate, I don’t know, what was it? Fifty-six percent.’
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