Conway: Trump is 'toying with everybody' by attacking Bloomberg for stop-and-frisk comments

White House counselor Kellyanne ConwayKellyanne Elizabeth ConwayMark Zuckerberg, meet Jean-Jacques Rousseau? The Hill's Morning Report - Biden: Let's make a deal on infrastructure, taxes The Hill's 12:30 Report - Presented by ExxonMobil - Pence sets the stage for 2024 MORE on Sunday said President TrumpDonald TrumpTrump mocks Murkowski, Cheney election chances Race debate grips Congress US reentry to Paris agreement adds momentum to cities' sustainability efforts MORE was "toying with everybody" when he attacked former New York City Mayor Michael BloombergMichael BloombergHolder, Yates lead letter backing Biden pick for Civil Rights Division at DOJ The truth behind companies' 'net zero' climate commitments The strategy Biden needs to pass his infrastructure plan MORE for his support of stop-and-frisk policing, a policy Trump himself has endorsed.

Fox News's Chris WallaceChristopher (Chris) WallaceMcConnell seeks to end feud with Trump The Hill's 12:30 Report: Biden meets with bipartisan lawmakers for infrastructure negotiations Biden to meet Monday with bipartisan lawmakers about infrastructure MORE asked Conway about a since-deleted tweet in which Trump called Bloomberg a "total racist" over the Democratic presidential candidate's defense of the controversial policy, noting that Trump said in a 2016 general election debate that stop and frisk had “a tremendous impact on the safety of New York City.”


“The president is toying with everybody by saying, had he said something like that, everyone would say, ‘Racist, racist, racist,’” Conway responded, noting that Bloomberg also blamed the discontinuation of discriminatory “redlining” practices for the 2008 financial crisis.

Conway also noted the allegations from dozens of women of sexist comments by Bloomberg, saying, “The comments he’s made about women — The Washington Post had to bleep out some of the actual words. ... That is all fair game.”

“Is it fair game for President Trump when he’s made sexist comments too?” Wallace responded, citing the “Access Hollywood” tape of Trump boasting about grabbing women’s genitals. Conway responded that Bloomberg’s comments are “far worse” than the “Access Hollywood” tape and that Trump's remark “was fully litigated. ... He won a month later.”

Conway also noted that Bloomberg is part of a field that has already seen every person of color drop out, including Sens. Kamala HarrisKamala HarrisThe Hill's 12:30 Report: Biden defends Afghanistan withdrawal after pushback Scalise carries a milk carton saying Harris is 'missing' at the border Harris to visit Mexico and Guatemala 'soon' MORE (D-Calif.) and Cory BookerCory BookerBiden's DOJ civil rights nominee faces sharp GOP criticism Congressional Black Caucus members post selfie celebrating first WH visit in four years Black lawmakers press Biden on agenda at White House meeting MORE (D-N.J.) and former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro.

“Is it really worth it to the Democratic Party in the age of the 'Me Too' movement, Black Lives Matter ... you’re going to go backwards because Michael Bloomberg will spend money and will insult Donald Trump? The [Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersBernie Sanders says he disagrees with Tlaib's call for 'no more police' Briahna Joy Gray: IRS needs proper enforcement mechanisms to tax wealthy Biden sparks bipartisan backlash on Afghanistan withdrawal  MORE (I-Vt.)] voters are not going to take that,” she said.