Kellyanne Conway asks reporter 'what's your ethnicity' while defending Trump's 'go back' comments about minority lawmakers

White House counselor Kellyanne ConwayKellyanne Elizabeth ConwaySpecial counsel investigating DeVos for potential Hatch Act violation: report George and Kellyanne Conway honor Ginsburg Trump carries on with rally, unaware of Ginsburg's death MORE on Tuesday asked a reporter his ethnicity in response to a question about President TrumpDonald John TrumpBubba Wallace to be driver of Michael Jordan, Denny Hamlin NASCAR team Graham: GOP will confirm Trump's Supreme Court nominee before the election Southwest Airlines, unions call for six-month extension of government aid MORE’s “go back” comments directed at a group of nonwhite Democratic congresswomen.

Andrew Feinberg, a White House reporter for Breakfast Media, asked the Trump adviser what country the president was referring to when he said that the female lawmakers should "go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came.”

“If the president was not telling these four congresswomen to return to their supposed countries of origin, to which countries was he referring?” Feinberg asked during a press gaggle in the White House driveway.

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“What’s your ethnicity?” Conway asked.

“Why is that relevant?” Feinberg responded.

Conway said her own relatives were from Ireland and Italy.

“My own ethnicity is not relevant to the question I’m asking you,” Feinberg reiterated, but Conway disagreed.

“No, no. It is,” the Trump spokesperson said. “Because you’re asking about — he said ‘originally.’ He said ‘originally from.’ And you know everything he has said since and to have a full conversation.”

“So are you saying that the president was telling a Palestinian American to go back to the Middle East, to occupied territories?” he asked.

Conway said the president has already commented on this manner and pointed to his doubling down in a series of additional tweets.

“He is tired, a lot of us are sick and tired of America coming last,” Conway fired back. “To people who swore an oath of office. Sick and tired of our military being denigrated. Sick and tired of the Customs and Border Protection people I was with — who are overwhelming Hispanic, by the way, in McAllen, Texas.”

Conway said border officials are being harassed online by “a bunch of Hollywood D-listers who have nothing else to do but sit on their asses on Twitter all day."

The president sparked outrage on Sunday morning when he tweeted that unidentified progressive congresswomen "who originally came from countries whose governments are a complete and total catastrophe" should "go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came."

Trump did not identify which lawmakers he was referring to, but the comments were widely interpreted as targeting Democratic Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-CortezAlexandria Ocasio-CortezThe Memo: Dems face balancing act on SCOTUS fight Ocasio-Cortez hits back at Marjorie Taylor Greene over 'dumb blonde' joke on Twitter Ocasio-Cortez to voters: Tell McConnell 'he is playing with fire' with Ginsburg's seat MORE (N.Y.), Ilhan OmarIlhan OmarDemocrats scramble on COVID-19 relief amid division, Trump surprise Larry Kudlow defends response to coronavirus: Trump 'led wisely' The Hill's Morning Report - Sponsored by National Industries for the Blind - Woodward book revelations rock Washington MORE (Minn.), Rashida TlaibRashida Harbi TlaibGeorge Conway: 'Trump is like a practical joke that got out of hand' Pelosi endorses Kennedy in Massachusetts Senate primary challenge The Democratic Party platform represents our big tent MORE (Mich.) and Ayanna PressleyAyanna PressleySan Francisco considers changing local voting age to 16 Hillicon Valley: Election officials prepare for new Russian interference battle | 'Markeyverse' of online fans helps take down a Kennedy | GOP senators unveil bill to update tech liability protections 'Markeyverse' of online fans helps take down a Kennedy MORE (Mass.).

All four are U.S. citizens, and only Omar, who came to the U.S. as a refugee from Somalia, was born outside the U.S. 

Feinberg took to Twitter after the altercation and said that it appeared Trump was telling the progressive women to go back to their countries of ancestral origin.

“She responded by asking me where my ancestors came from, thereby confirming what he meant,” the reporter wrote.

Feinberg added that his ethnicity is from a "mix" of different countries, including Poland and Lithuania.

“In response to my question, @KellyannePolls inadvertently confirmed that @realDonaldTrump was telling @IlhanMN, @RashidaTlaib, @AOC, @AyannaPressley to return to Somalia, Gaza, Puerto Rico, and somewhere in Africa,” he wrote.

Trump on Tuesday insisted that he does not have a "racist bone" in his body, hours before the House is set to vote on a resolution condemning the comments as racist.

The text of the measure “strongly condemns President Donald Trump’s racist comments that have legitimized and increased fear and hatred of new Americans and people of color by saying that our fellow Americans who are immigrants, and those who may look to the President like immigrants, should ‘go back’ to other countries.”