Conway Delivers Fiery Rant During Interview - Media Needs To Stop Obsessing Over Trump's Tweets

A top White House adviser claimed Monday morning that news reporters pay too much attention to President Trump’s Twitter habit, Politico reported.

The media have “this obsession with covering everything he says on Twitter and very little of what he does as president,” said Kellyanne Conway. She appeared on NBC’s “Today” show to respond to the backlash from Trump’s Twitter storm during the weekend when he wrote about the latest violent acts in London. “At least 7 dead and 48 wounded in terror attack and Mayor of London says there is ‘no reason to be alarmed!’” the president declared.

According to Politico, Trump misrepresented the quote by Mayor Sadiq Khan, who was actually telling Londoners to not worry if they saw more law-enforcement officers than usual on the streets. The mayor explained that authorities were still searching for suspects and evidence related to the attacks. A city spokesman said Khan “has more important things to do than respond to Donald Trump’s ill-informed tweet that deliberately takes out of context his remarks.” A leading member of Parliament proposed banning Trump from the United Kingdom.

When asked whether the president should apologize to Khan, Conway fired back: “I’m not going to allow, a day-and-a-half after terrorists did it again, whether they’re ISIS-inspired or ISIS-directed, they’re savage murderers, it’s an evil slaughter, as the president said last night. I’m going to not let him be seen as the perpetrator here. For every time you said ‘Russia,’ imagine if you said ‘ISIS.’ Every time you say ‘Twitter,’ imagine if you said ‘terrorist.’”

The White House counselor continued: “So we’ve got the 23rd ISIS-inspired or directed attack taking innocent lives, children in Manchester, children in Nice and we want to know — we want to put some blameworthiness here on President Trump? I’m just not going to allow it. … This bloodshed must end. This bloodshed will end.”

Trump cited the terrorist attacks as justification for stepped-up immigration enforcement. He touted his executive order that would have prevented people from certain Muslim-majority nations from entering the United States. Federal judges who blocked the order determined that it violated the Constitution’s religious liberty protections. Trump has lashed out at the courts for rebuking him on the issue. On the campaign trail, he repeatedly promised his supporters that he would crack down on Muslim immigration.

Fox News reported that ISIS took credit for Saturday night’s violence in England, though the terrorist group did not provide any proof of the claim. A van plowed into pedestrians on London Bridge and other extremists stabbed multiple people. The following morning, British Prime Minister Theresa May declared that the attacks resulted from “evil ideology.” She said the government will intensify its efforts to identify extremists and prevent future incidents. “Terrorism breeds terrorism,” she warned.

At last report, officers had made 12 arrests. “Searches of a number of addresses in Barking are continuing,” London Metro Police said. Regarding one of the suspects whose home was searched, a neighbor told Sky News: “He’s lived here for about three years. He’s one of our neighbors. I’ve said ‘hello’ in passing on more than 50, 60 occasions. He has two young kids. He was a very nice guy.”

Source: Politico
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