Yesterday Propaganda Minister Kellyanne Conway appeared at Politico‘s Women Rule event where a woman in the audience demanded to know why she continues to defend Trump against the sexual assault allegations made by multiple women. Conway’s response to the woman was characteristically ugly.
Shareblue has the transcript of the exchange:
HECKLER: Kellyanne, your boss grabs women —
PALMER: Excuse me, we’re going to have a — I just want to say —
CONWAY: She just wants to go viral.
PALMER: Yeah it’s fine, but I really do want to say that, we’re here to have a dialogue, and Kellyanne —
CONWAY: [To heckler] But just remember, you didn’t get the question out of your mouth.
HECKLER: I got the question out of my mouth. Your boss grabs women by the pussy! Why do you work for him?
PALMER: So, I want — I want — ma’am? We really — okay, so. We are here to — Kellyanne and I are going to have a conversation, and hopefully we’ll be illuminating to everyone here. So, one thing I did want to talk about, that is not, and I apologize for that, is —
CONWAY: By the way, you don’t have to remove her on my account. I very much believe in the First Amendment. And I think anybody has a right to sound like a complete jackass if they’d like to.
AUDIENCE: [boos and hisses]
Later at the event, Conway declared that last year she revealed her own “#MeToo moment” but nobody cared because she’s a conservative woman.