Democrat Leaders Should Call For End to Violent Protests
White House counselor Kellyanne Conway said Monday that Democrat leaders should call for an end to the violence that is marring peaceful rallies around the country,
Despite President Donald Trump’s victory in November, Ms. Conway said, “people are still trying to make it go away,” and it must stop.
“I would love to hear the new DNC chairman, Tom Perez, Bernie Sanders, the Democrat Senator from Vermont, who are going out on the road starting today, and I would love to hear Hillary Clinton, say stop the violence,” Ms. Conway said during an interview from the south lawn of the White House before the annual Easter Egg Roll.
“I would love to hear them come forward as leaders of the Democratic Party and tell the people to stop,” Ms. Conway said. “They have a right to express their First Amendment beliefs but at the same time, violence is not going to get us anywhere.”
Saturday, fighting broke out between supporters and opponents of the president at a park in Berkeley, California. According to reports, President Trump backers were holding a free speech rally at the park, when anti-Trump protesters showed up and started to brawl.
Donald Trump has promised to be the President for all Americans, said Conway, and “he’s making good on that.”
“Tax relief will help families, help businesses, repatriate all of this tax money that is a abroad that should be here,” she said.
Instead of still talking about the election they lost, Ms. Conway said, Democratic leaders should “move forward and help us negotiate, help us get Democratic votes on tax reform and infrastructure.”
Sunday, President Trump Sunday said he wants to know how the protests were funded.
“We know that the political left is very organized and well-funded,” she said. “We saw that during healthcare reform and we’ll see it during tax reform. We certainly saw it during the election.”
Democrats spent “$2.2-B, by some accounts” on the election and lost, she continued.
“They had much more money but we had much more staff, the most brilliant that I’ve ever seen, and a message,” she said. “So, we should examine what’s really going on here. Again, what is the point … this is a country that needs to be governed now.”
Ms. Conway also spoke about the ongoing situation in North Korea, saying that if President Kim Jong Un’s administration launches another missile, President Trump will do what he “always does – consult his National Security Council, his Cabinet, and makes the final decision.”
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