White House senior advisor Kellyanne Conway suggested that the harsh media coverage of the Trump administration is to blame for the recent shootings which injured two Republican congressmen. She even went as far as saying that her critics would be happy if she were killed.
During an interview on “Fox and Friends” on Friday morning, she criticized the media coverage on the day Republican majority whip Steve Scalise and Rep. Roger Williams were shot along with several others while practicing for a baseball game.
“I went back and looked at exactly what was being discussed on all the TV shows, except yours, at 7:09 a.m. on Wednesday, when this happened, and it’s a really curious exercise, because as Steve Scalise was fighting for his life and crawling into right field in a trail of blood, you should go back and see what people were saying about the president and Republicans at that very moment,” Conway said. “Of course, they had to break in with the news of this tragedy, and since then there’s been some introspection — some quieter, more muted voices toning down the rhetoric.”
“But look at Twitter,” Conway continued. “If I was shot and killed tomorrow, half of Twitter would explode in applause and excitement — this is the world we live in now.”