Donald Trump is stomping his little feet over Hillary Clinton calling half of his supporters “deplorable,” and conservatives are comparing the Democratic presidential nominee’s remarks to Mitt Romney’s “47 percent” moment. The hypocrisy is glaring since Donald trashed 50 percent of Americans as deadbeats. Donald’s campaign manager Kellyanne Conway is just as hypocritical as the deplorable Republican candidate.
Just after Clinton’s remarks, Conway tweeted, “One day after promising to be aspirational & uplifting, Hillary insults millions of Americans. #desperate.”
Conway then said in an interview, “One of the most candid moments for Hillary Clinton came Friday night when she actually—we got her true feelings about what she thinks about tens of millions of Americans. That is so personally offensive to me. I grew up with laborers…Sticking people in mass into categories is exactly what we shouldn’t do as Americans.
She followed that up with an interview on CNN to blast Clinton again for her comments.
Hello pot, we see you’ve met kettle.
In 2008, Conway called Americans a “bunch of pigs,” Mother Jones reports.
Conway was a guest GOP talking head on Fox News. With the subprime mess wreaking havoc on the economy, then-Rep. Barney Frank, a Democrat, had written an article explaining the need for greater government intervention to preserve the integrity of financial markets and to reverse unacceptable levels of income inequality. Conway, not surprisingly, criticized Frank’s call for more government regulation of the markets. When the host asked if Wall Street too often takes advantage of Main Street investors, Conway went on a tear.
“I think that’s unfair because these people bought houses they could not afford. I mean, Julie, if you go out tonight and you spend $10,000 on a credit card and you make $8,000 a year, you could do the math,” Conway said. “So people bought houses they couldn’t afford. They know that. This country spends money like a bunch of pigs. They buy things they say that they need…when they actually want them. That’s their business,” she continued. “But they should be in charge of their own economic sovereignty.”
She must have thought that was a winning comparison because she used that offensive analogy again that month:
I think that [moderator Joe Klein’s] point about what is the cost of the [Iraq] war and how does that play into the economy vis-à-vis the American’s mind—If [voters] say, “Gee, we’re having a problem in this country economically because of the cost of the war, not because I live like a pig off my credit cards (which most people won’t admit in this country),” then, I think, it’s a whole new problem for some of the candidates, particularly on the Republican side.
Hillary Clinton’s remarks were spot on even though we think she was being stingy when she said only 50 percent of Donald’s supporters were racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, or Islamophobic and belonged in a “basket of deplorables.”
Kellyanne thinks hard working Americans who are not making ends meet are a “bunch of pigs.” In contrast, Clinton thinks half of Donald’s deplorable supporters are deplorable.
Get back in your basket, Kellyanne.
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