11 months ago
Kellyanne Conway, President Trump’s senior counselor, told a socially conservative crowd of 900 on Saturday that many of her critics are quick to slam her appearance and the way she speaks rather than the work she does, according to the Des Moines Register.
“I understand that we’re nation of charged opinions and partisan rancor but I do find most of the vitriol comes from people who don’t know and who are very brave on social media — which means they’re not brave at all,” she reportedly said at the Family Leadership Summit, which is organized annually by conservative evangelical political activist Bob Vander Plaats.
“If you want to disagree on policy — if you disagree on tax reform or health care reform or immigration or you’re for abortion and I’m not — then say that,” Conway said. “Disagree that way, that’s what America is. But so much of the criticism of me is so gender-based.”
Conway, who worked as President Trump’s campaign manager in the final months of the 2016 election, continued, noting that much of the condemnation she hears centers on “how I look or what I wear or how I speak.”
“It’s really remarkable,” she said, “and it totally undercuts modern feminism.”