Chris Cuomo and Kellyanne Conway Spar Over Trump’s Women’s March Tweet: ‘Isn’t That Insulting?’
On Monday night, CNN’s Chris Cuomo and White House Counselor Kellyanne Conway clashed over President Trump‘s tweet on the Women’s March over the weekend.
The president essentially trolled the Women’s March by touting that they were “celebrating” their success under the Trump economy.
Beautiful weather all over our great country, a perfect day for all Women to March. Get out there now to celebrate the historic milestones and unprecedented economic success and wealth creation that has taken place over the last 12 months. Lowest female unemployment in 18 years!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 20, 2018
Conway called it a “great tweet.”
“We have the lowest unemployment rate for women in 17 years,” Conway added.
“You know that’s not why they were marching!” Cuomo reacted. “Isn’t that insulting to all those women out there who are looking for leadership and looking for someone to get behind them? And instead, he makes a joke about their march?”
Conway insisted his tweet “wasn’t insulting” and that it’s “no joke” that the women’s unemployment rate is the lowest in 17 years.”
“And it’s no joke that they don’t get equal pay and women like you have been forced to do it twice as hard as men to get to the same place,” Cuomo reacted. “And it’s not right. And you know it and I know it. And you guys are in a position to do something about it and instead, he’s tweeting, you know, a little tongue and cheek about it. Why? Why wasn’t he out there?”
“I’m sorry, wait a second. Women didn’t get equal pay after eight years of President Obama?” Conway shot back. “With millions of women in poverty –”
“I thought he was going to do better!” Cuomo said of Trump. “I thought he cherished women!”
Conway pushed back, saying Trump has only had “one year” so far versus Obama’s eight years. Cuomo countered that equal pay was one of the reasons why the women marched.
“We know we can’t talk about one of the reasons why they’re out there marching. We can’t even talk about that,” Cuomo exclaimed, referencing to Trump’s behavior with women.
Watch the clip above, via CNN.
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