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Conway on march: ‘I frankly didn’t see the point’

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President Donald Trump’s aide Kellyanne Conway on Sunday said she didn’t understand the purpose of the Women’s March demonstrations Saturday, when millions of protesters took to the streets across the world on the first full day of Trump’s presidency.

“We certainly respect people’s First Amendment rights. But I frankly didn’t see the point,” Conway said on ABC’s “This Week.”

“I mean you have a day after he’s uplifting and unifying and you have folks here being on a diatribe where I think they could have requested a dialogue. Nobody called me and said, ‘Hey, could we have a dialogue?'”

Conway also criticized some celebrities who spoke during the events for using “profanity-laced insults.” 

{mosads}”You have a very prominent singer who’s worth hundreds of millions of dollars not going over to a woman’s shelter here in D.C. to write a check, but instead saying that she thought of, quote, ‘Burning down the White House,'” Conway said, referencing comments made by Madonna.

“Well, this is destructive.”

Conway said she thinks those who participated in the marches missed an opportunity to talk about solutions and to fight for those women living in poverty or for those who don’t have access to healthcare.

“And those are the people that we’re here for, the forgotten men, the forgotten women and their children,” Conway said.

“And I just thought it was such a contrast to have President Trump deliver an inaugural address that was so uplifting and aspirational and inclusive of America, if you open your heart to patriotism, there’s no room for prejudice,” she continued.

“And then the very next day, you have these profanity-laced, threatening, vulgar comments coming from the podium.”
 
At least three million protesters on Saturday took to the streets of Washington, D.C. and cities across the world. At the event in Washington, D.C., a number of Democratic lawmakers and celebrities encouraged demonstrators to take action in the face of a Trump presidency.
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