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White House counselor to the president Kellyanne Conway appeared Saturday on Fox News’ “Justice with Judge Jeanine,” and covered a wide array of topics, included Kim Jong Un, Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar, and former Vice President Joe Biden’s latest antics.
Asked about rumors and reports that North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un is in grave condition and near death, Conway deferred to Trump to comment on heads of state.
But she did offer a forward-thinking message of hope to North Koreans.
“The offer that President Trump made to North Korea, really his entire presidency, stands, that there can be great economic liberation and opportunity for the people of North Korea,” Conway said. “And we’d be willing to help with that.”
“But there would have to be so many conditions met first,” she added. “Not least of which is what the president has been working toward for all three years, which is the verifiable complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.”
Host Jeanine Pirro asked Conway about a Wall Street Journal report that the White House is planning to replace HHS Secretary Azar.
“Well, what I would say to that is Secretary Azar has served for over two years, was in the Situation Room yesterday, at the task force briefing, was there, I think, most of the week, and of course is a big part of that.”
She noted the vast scope of Azar’s responsibilities, before pointing out that the media seems to be fixated on matters that essentially undermine Trump’s effort to respond to the coronavirus pandemic.
“What I find very curious and a bit disappointing is, every time I read a story about a personnel change, these days it has to do with somebody who has oversight over the pandemic,” Conway said.
“And it’s very unfortunate to me that you have people, some people, wishing or willing that Dr. [Anthony] Fauci will be sidelined, or Dr. [Deborah] Birx will quit, or they’ll no longer be around, or the secretary of HHS will be replaced — in the middle of this president handling a global pandemic,” she continued.
The focus then shifted to 2020 presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden, who is calling for the next coronavirus relief measure to be “a hell of a lot bigger” than the massive $2.2 trillion CARES Act — this being consistent with Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., pushing for a massive bailout of states as the national debt skyrockets.
“He’s trying to kowtow and capitulate to the far left that is overtaking the Democratic Party,” Conway said., before noting the “irony” that Biden now sounds like the far-left candidates he beat in the primary.
“He’s giving into the craven elements of his party,” she said, “for which there’s never enough money.”
Conway stressed the things Biden wants to invest in “have nothing to do with ridding us of the coronavirus,” pointing out that “he really didn’t offer any solutions.”
“What he offered was the typical grab-bag of the Green New Deal,” she said.
“As we start to re-open pieces of the economy, state by state, city by city, when it’s appropriate and when the phases are met, that’s what Joe Biden should be focused on,” Conway added.
Pirro also asked Conway to comment on Tara Reade, the former Biden aide who has accused him of sexual assault — an old video emerged of Reade’s mother calling in to Larry King to comment on a problem her daughter was having.
Conway said two things are going on and neither are good for the Democratic Party.
One being the hypocrisy of the #MeToo movement.
“They’re being completely disingenuous and hypocritical by not giving this woman her due,” she said.
“The second part is you have a lot of Democrats trying to push Joe Biden out of the race. They didn’t want him to be the nominee,” Conway said. “Now they’re stuck with him, and they’re using this as a back-door excuse to maybe call into question, can we afford this kind of possible scandalabra leading into the election?”
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