Controversial Trump spokeswoman Kellyanne Conway claimed this week that she had a “#MeToo moment,” or an encounter with sexual assault. However, she added that “nobody cared” because of her political views.
“Yes, of course I’ve had a ‘Me too’ moment, but nobody cared about that,” she said. “If we’re going to have an honest conversation everyone — you can’t pick and choose depending on somebody’s politics,” she continued.
She claims that after the infamous ‘Access Hollywood’ tape emerged during the 2016 presidential campaign against candidate Donald Trump, she went on the news to discuss the hypocrisy of lawmakers across the country. She claims that she was trying to talk about the issues that are only receiving attention now.
“I would talk to some of the members of Congress out there,” Conway said. “When I was younger and prettier, them rubbing up against girls, sticking their tongues down women’s throats, uninvited, who didn’t like it.”
When she was speaking, one member of the audience stood up and asked her to justify the remarks President Trump made in that ‘Access Hollywood’ tape if she claims to support the cause of women. (Trump infamously said that he could “grab women right by the p****”). When that audience member was getting removed by security, Conway said that he could stay; “I think everyone has a right to sound like a complete jackass if they want to,” she quipped.
She did however defend Trump, saying that the perception of him as sexist is largely a product of the media. “I can tell you that this is an administration … that values the female advisers,” she said.
“You have to be the bigger person to have these jobs,” she said. “At the same time an honest conversation is one that does not discriminate against someone that has been on the receiving end of it because of their politics.”