Kellyanne Conway: ‘If I Were Shot and Killed Tomorrow Half of Twitter Would Explode in Applause’


Kellyanne Conway appeared on Fox & Friends Friday morning, and was quick to link media coverage of President Donald Trump to the shooting at a House GOP baseball practice that wounded Rep. Steve Scalise and four others.

Conway started by saying she looked back at TV coverage of Trump just before news broke of the shooting:

“I did a clever thing and I went back and looked at exactly what was being discussed on all the TV shows except yours at 7:09 a.m. on Wednesday when this happened,” she said.

“And it’s a really curious exercise because as Steve Scalise was fighting for his life and crawling into right field, in a trail of blood, you should go back and see what people were saying about the president and the Republicans at that very moment.”

After delivering those comments — with the incendiary rhetoric dialed up to 11 — Conway noted that since the tragedy there has been some “introspection, quieter more muted voices toning down the rhetoric.”

“But look at Twitter,” Conway said, gearing back up. “If I were shot and killed tomorrow half of Twitter would explode in applause and excitement.”

“This is the world we live in now,” she added.

“It’s terrible. Because, again, it’s one thing to say I disagree with you on healthcare repeal, or on taxes, or on your plan for national security, but you can’t attack people personally in a way, and think that tragedies like this won’t happen.”

Watch above, via Fox News.

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