As hard as she tries, Kellyanne Conway can’t quite make shine the excrement that is the Trump White House. Her most recent attempt deals with Trump’s infamous Access Hollywood recording where he brags to Billy Bush that “When you’re a star, they let you do it. You can do anything.” He added, “Grab ’em by the pussy. You can do anything.” He also said that he “couldn’t help” but kiss women when he sees them. It was an entire recording of Trump admitting that he sexually assaults women. Conway suggested that it’s okay he said these things—and did them—because he’s now the president.
The odd part is that nobody asked her about the recordings. In fact, Fox News set her up to perfectly take down Hillary Clinton for waiting so long to condemn Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein. It was, in Fox News fashion, a lightly thrown softball. Instead, she reminded all Americans that the President is a sexual predator.
Fox News Host Bill Hemmer asked Conway, “Here’s the direct question: If she gives the money back, does that make it better? For you?” The answer is simple. “She should do that, but it doesn’t make it better.” Instead, Conway gives one of her nonsensical rants:
No, first of all she doesn’t need to mollify me, she needs to not be a hypocrite about women’s empowerment and what it means to be pro-woman. She spent one solid month this time last year talking about an audio tape from 11 years earlier where a statement was made by the now-president of the United States who was victorious. And she didn’t talk to the forgotten man or forgotten woman. She had no economic, optimistic plan.
And what has she done privately, in her private life? She’s on a book tour talking about herself and a campaign she lost. She’s not talking about women’s empowerment. She’s not trying to help victims of sexual assault. I’d welcome that. She can call me in the White House today, she knows the number, she was the first lady for eight years.
Conway isn’t really a Trump surrogate—she’s more like a professional train crash that the Trump White House uses to keep us guessing.