White House counselor Kellyanne Conway had a critical message for the celebrities at the Emmy Awards: stick to entertainment, stay out of politics.
While appearing on Donald Trump‘s go-to news show Fox & Friends, Conway went after the awards ceremony after they took turns mocking, jabbing, and harshly criticizing the president at the 69th annual event.
Fox & Friends host Pete Hegseth even referred to the Emmy’s as a “three-hour celebrity political rally,” which Conway agreed with, adding:
They got plucked and published and waxed and some didn’t eat for two months — and all for what? To sound the same? They have a right to speak, but… Between the Emmys, the Miss America Pageant was very politicized, our sports have become very politicized — and it looks like the ratings are suffering. It looks like America is responding by tuning out because they want you to stick to your knitting, they wants you to, in this case, read the stuff other people write for you — and so welcome to their opinion, but how does it really fit?
After White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders suggested firing ESPN’s Jemele Hill for criticizing Trump, it should come as no surprise that Conway wants actors and actresses to stick to reading “the stuff other people write for you,” rather than using their platform to voice their beliefs.
Conway then resorted to the “Dear Leader” defense of Trump. “You are showing the world that you’re so easy with an insult about our leader. I think that’s really unfortunate,” Conway lamented.
However, Conway was glad to see the friendly face of former White House colleague Sean Spicer at the awards show, as the ex-press secretary appeared at the Emmys to mock himself. “Spicer is a man of good humor, he has been quoted recently saying life outside is much more relaxed. I’m happy for him,” said Conway.
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