Conway asked how she can ‘rationalize’ working for Trump

Conway asked how she can ‘rationalize’ working for Trump
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Kellyanne Conway, a top aide to President-elect Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpSunday shows preview: Trump sells U.N. reorganizing and Kavanaugh allegations dominate Ex-Trump staffer out at CNN amid “false and defamatory accusations” Democrats opposed to Pelosi lack challenger to topple her MORE, pushed back Wednesday at a question from a 17-year-old student about how she can “rationalize” working for someone who faces claims of sexual assault.

“Women are tired of the same argument and the same thing you are presenting to me right now,” Conway responded.


“I'm glad that people looked at [those attacks] and said, 'You know what? That's an argument that will not create a single job in my community, not bring back a single of the 70,000 factories that have been closed, will not deter one member of ISIS from doing their bloodletting here or anywhere else in the world.” 

The question came from a high school student who identified herself as Maaike Laanstra-Corn, the daughter of liberal author and Mother Jones Washington bureau chief David Corn. Her high school Advanced Placement government class was attending an all-day event sponsored by the University of Virginia's Center for Politics.

Conway noted that Trump won the presidential election despite the accusations, and she criticized Democrat Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonPompeo: 'We've not been successful' in changing US-Russia relations Michael Moore ties Obama to Trump's win in Michigan in 2016 The Memo: Could Kavanaugh furor spark another ‘year of the woman’? MORE for only winning 56 to 57 percent of the female vote despite her standing as the first woman to be nominated in the general presidential election by a major party.

“She should have gotten 60 or 62 percent of the female vote,” Conway said.

Trump faced a slew of allegations after the release of a 2005 tape in which he spoke of groping women without their consent. The accusations also became a substantial part of the Democrats' line of attack against Trump as they argued he did not have the temperament to serve as president.