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White House counselor Kellyanne Conway slammed Twitter’s flagging of President Trump’s post on the “autonomous zone” in Washington, D.C. and dismissed the recent insult of his son by a Food Network host.
The counselor to the president covered several topics in an interview with “Fox & Friends” Wednesday, weighing in first on the tweet posted by Trump vowing “There will never be an ‘Autonomous Zone’ in Washington, D.C., as long as I’m your President.”
(Source: Fox News)
“If they try they will be met with serious force!” the president added in comments that Twitter deemed were in violation of the platform’s rules against abusive behavior.
“Kellyanne, do you agree with Twitter or do you agree with the president?” Fox News co-host Brian Kilmeade asked Conway on Wednesday.
“Twitter seems to be very selective as to who, what, where, when, why and how they flag certain tweets,” she responded, going on to call out protesters and their agenda-supporting Democrats who have done little to nothing “to actually help people.”
Conway highlighted the issue of school choice and the efforts of the president to address “the forgotten child” as she called out the hypocrisy of Democrats, who recently called for the removal of portraits from the U.S. Capitol of former House speakers who allegedly “served in the Confederacy.”
#SchoolChoice gives parents the power to pick a better educational solution for their children.
All Kids Matter.
— Kellyanne Conway (@KellyannePolls) June 23, 2020
“She has walked by those statues and paintings for years and has never yet cast a positive vote in favor of school choice which disproportionately helps, thank god, kids of color in communities where they are trapped in failing schools,” Conway said of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
“So my message to those who want to rip down statues and remove portraits in the Capitol, where is your vote to actually help people” Conway asked. “Easy, convenient, but also vandalism and violence. And who is it helping?”
Conway also took a shot at Seattle’s mayor for “looking foolish” as she ordered the dismantling of the “autonomous zone” set up by the left in the city after several shootings in what was being called a peaceful protests zone.
“So, Kellyanne, it’s one thing to criticize a president, but it’s another thing to criticize his, or one day her, children,” co-host Ainsley Earhardt began, changing the topic to discuss a Food Network host’s tweet about Trump’s 14-year-old son Barron on Father’s Day.
“And that’s what happened. This guy John Henson, I used to think he was so funny on Talk Soup, but very disappointed in what he tweeted over the weekend,” Earhardt continued, reading the tweet which has since been deleted.
“Well, I may part company a little bit with even mentioning this and naming the guy who sent the tweet because I think you’re giving him a platform,” Conway replied, clearly not wanting to give Henson any more attention.
“I thought about that, too,” Earhardt interjected, “but it is news.”
“I didn’t even know who he was and now people do but sure, but the first lady has been very protective of her son, (both) of his parents are,” Conway said.
“Look Chelsea Clinton was 12 when her father was elected, the Obama daughters were very young, even younger than that, I believe but we should all treat them, you’ve got to treat them like eggs,” she added. “They’re off-limits, you don’t touch them, you don’t talk about them. I feel very strongly about that.”
“People somehow believe that if they can just say it, they should. There should be no unexpressed thought or tweet left in America. Folks, you can have unexpressed thoughts left,” she said.
First lady Melania Trump’s spokesperson Stephanie Grisham had addressed the “inappropriate and insensitive comments” earlier this week, admonishing that “a minor child should be off limits and allowed to grow up with no judgment or hate from strangers and the media.”
Henson had tried to defend himself over the backlash that erupted from his tweet.
“The joke was aimed at Trump and the mere mention of Barron’s name doesn’t mean it’s at his expense,” he wrote.
With respect, I think you dissecting it is the issue. The joke was aimed at Trump and the mere mention of Barron’s name doesn’t mean it’s at his expense.
Although I respect your right to take issue with it.
— John Henson (@John_Henson) June 21, 2020
Conway went back to the topic of school choice after Fox News’ Steve Doocy asked about federal funding in a coronavirus stimulus bill for parochial and private schools that receive charitable contributions.