Kellyanne Conway said Trump empowers women and (predictably) got dragged
When you think of Donald Trump you immediately think of all he’s done to make women feel empowered, do you not?
No? Oh, sorry — guess that’s just Kellyanne Conway.
Others might be thinking about the Donald Trump who bragged about groping women, cut Obama’s equal pay act, and rolled back access to birth control, but the man Conway knows apparently “elevates and empowers women,” as she recently explained on Twitter.
On Thursday the White House counselor shared a Fox Business tweet announcing Trump had nominated cybersecurity expert Kirstjen Nielson as Department of Homeland Security Secretary.
In her own tweet Conway congratulated Nielson and added that Trump “continues his practice of elevating and empowering women to top positions.”
Considering the strained relationship Trump has cultivated with many women over the years — never forget when millions of women around the world marched in protest one day after his inauguration — many disagreed with Conway’s statement and were eager to voice their concerns.
empowering women by taking away their access to health care?
by attacking their physicality?
by advocating sexual assault against them?
— kimberley yurkiewicz (@kimberley_yurk) October 13, 2017
Too bad he doesn’t leave women’s medical decisions to them or support equal pay or rights.
— XenaPeel (@XenaPeel) October 12, 2017
POTUS is an admitted perpetrator of sexual violence. You’re a blight on the landscape Conway and a discredit to all women. Shame. Shame.
— Jimmy Cool (@Jimmy_Cool) October 12, 2017
“I just start kissing them… I don’t even wait. And when you’re a star they let you do it. You can do anything. Grab them by the pussy.”
— Seth Adam (@sethbadam) October 12, 2017
Do you actually have no clue how ridiculous this assertion is?
— Moron. (@UhDoubleUpUhUh) October 12, 2017
Having the need, to tweet about this. Shows that he has a history of not caring about females
— 🇺🇸SnowFlake_Gur🗯️ (@A_Smart_Liberal) October 12, 2017
And then grabbing them? You know, what with his being a star and all.
— CommonSense (@4counting) October 12, 2017
This tweet serves as an awful reminder that I accidentally “Followed” you. Hitting “Unfollow.” Good luck living in ur alternative world. ✌🏼
— Myra Maravilla (@MaravillaMyra) October 12, 2017
Though Conway’s statement seemed to spark quite the reaction, it’s not the first time one of Trump’s administration members claimed he empowers women. Back in March, Trump’s former press secretary Sean Spicer claimed the president has made women’s empowerment a priority.
“Women’s History Month is coming to an end, but the Trump administration is committed to empowering women in the workplace,” Spicer said. “The President made women’s empowerment a priority throughout the campaign, speaking out on affordable childcare and paid family leave, investing in women’s health, and the barriers faced by female entrepreneurs and business owners.”
Like Conway, Spicer was also dragged for his comments — so it seems people think this claim is just another one of the administration’s “alternative facts.”