Team Trump is doing battle with CNN’s grandstander-in-chief Jim Acosta again. On Tuesday, Trump adviser Kellyanne Conway called him a “smart-a**” after he suggested President Trump was going to spend his prime time TV address to the nation lying. Conway shot back asking Acosta if he was going to tell the truth, calling him a smart-a** and suggesting his only goal was to start a confrontation that would go viral.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is taking heat for her latest stupid comment. In a tweet on Monday the newly elected socialist Congresswoman from New York accused White House Chief of Staff John Kelly of cowardice over a comment he made about another Democrat congresswoman who divulged a private conversation between President Trump and a gold star family. But top Trump adviser Kellyanne Conway wasn’t having it. In an interview on Fox News, Conway reminded the country that Kelly is a decorated Marine veteran who lost his own son in battle—hardly a coward. Meanwhile, Ocasio-Cortez is just a clueless young putz, to paraphrase Conway.
—QUOTABLE: “This country owes him a debt of gratitude, not the nonsense that’s been spewed about him, even recently from the left and from this 29-year-old congresswoman who doesn’t seem to know much about anything when you ask her basic concepts about the economy, the Middle East, military funding — really embarrassing.” -Conway
MEANWHILE—Ocasio-Cortez also stands by her claim that she has Jewish ancestry. She claimed that because there were Sephardi Jews who immigrated to Puerto Rico, that means she can lay claim to an entirely new ancestry. “Culture isn’t DNA,” she tweeted, saying to be Puerto Rican is to be a combination of many ancestries and backgrounds (sounds like, boy I dunno, a melting pot?). So this isn’t “cultural appropriation” because…why?
White House counselor Kellyanne Conway says her husband’s opinion about President Trump’s appointment of Matthew Whitaker are “not relevant.” Appearing on ABC’s This Week with George Stephanopoulos, Kellyanne commented on a New York Times op-ed co-written by George Conway—her spouse and a high-profile Washington lawyer—where he wrote that Trump’s appointment of Whitaker as acting Attorney General is unconstitutional. That’s not relevant and she disagrees, Conway said.
—QUOTABLE: ”People disagree on the Constitution,” she said. “That’s why we have a US Circuit Court system and, indeed, a United States Supreme Court. They are there to interpret the law, and they disagree about the Constitution regularly.” -Kellyanne Conway
Face the Nation: Adviser to the President KELLYANNE CONWAY underscored PRESIDENT TRUMP’s rhetoric about the fake news media. She says she does not believe that journalists are the “enemy of the people” but rather they are an enemy of “the news that is relevant and the news you can use” which in her opinion is what the public wants.”