“What’s your ethnicity?” Kellyanne Conway asks a reporter (VIDEO)
Kellyanne Conway, who serves as counselor to President Trump, asked a reporter his ethnicity on Tuesday when he questioned the intent of Trump's tweets.
Trump has been accused of making racist comments towards four democratic congresswomen by telling them to go back to their countries, even though they're American citizens.
Kellyanne thought she was being smart when she asked a reporter what his ethnicity he was, but it appeared to backfire on her when he refused to tell her.
"Uhh, why is that relevant?" he asked her.
Kellyanne: Umm, because I'm asking a question.
She then offered to tell him her own ancestry in an attempt to make it better: "My ancestors are from Ireland and Italy."
Reporter: My ancestry is not relevant to the question I'm asking.
Conway: No, it is.
Conway says that Trump wasn't being racist and her point was valid because he said where they were "originally" from. That's implying that it was about their ancestry. But, when you look back at the tweet Trump sent out, he didn't say originally in that context, he said it about them personally. And, that's not true. Three of the four congresswomen were actually born in the United States.
Here is the full Trump tweet that started the entire controversy:
"So interesting to see “Progressive” Democrat Congresswomen, who originally came from countries whose governments are a complete and total catastrophe, the worst, most corrupt and inept anywhere in the world (if they even have a functioning government at all), now loudly......
....and viciously telling the people of the United States, the greatest and most powerful Nation on earth, how our government is to be run. Why don’t they go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came. Then come back and show us how...."
We think that Conway is just digging a bigger hole for this administration. She can't possibly be worse than her boss who keeps shouting out on social media that he "doesn't have a racist bone" in his body, despite saying things that come off as racist.