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Kellyanne Conway to Reporter Asking About Trump’s Racism: “What’s Your Ethnicity?”

HeadlineJul 17, 2019

White House counselor Kellyanne Conway, meanwhile, defended Trump’s racist tweets. When a reporter asked her about it, she responded by asking him his ethnicity.

Andrew Feinberg: “If the president was not telling these four congresswomen to return to their supposed countries of origin, to which countries was he referring?”

Kellyanne Conway: “What’s your ethnicity?”

Andrew Feinberg: “”Why is that relevant to this”—

Kellyanne Conway: “No, no, because I’m asking you a question. My ancestors are from Ireland and Italy.”

Andrew Feinberg: “Kellyanne, my own ethnicity is not relevant to the question I’m asking you. I am asking you a”—

Kellyanne Conway: “No, no. It is, because you’re asking about—he said 'originally.'”

That question was posed by White House reporter Andrew Feinberg. He refused to answer Conway’s question.

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