Donald Trump’s campaign manager Kellyanne Conway spent the past week raging about Hillary Clinton’s statement that almost half of the Republican presidential candidate’s supporters fit into a “basket of deplorables.”
According to Mother Jones, they recently uncovered that Conway also has a history insulting Americans and calling them a “bunch of pigs” for purchasing houses they couldn’t afford during the peak of the housing bubble. Then she went on to defend Wall Street for taking advantage of them by claiming people who spent more than they have should have known better.
“These people bought houses they could not afford,” she said during an interview on Fox News in 2008. “I mean, Julie, if you go out tonight and you spend $10,000 on a credit card and you make $8,000 a year, you could do the math. So people bought houses they couldn’t afford. They know that. This country spends money like a bunch of pigs. They buy things they say that they need… when they actually want them. That’s their business. But they should be in charge of their own economic sovereignty.”
She also ridiculed American voters for being more concerned about how much the war in Iraq cost than how about their own personal finances.
“If [voters] say, ‘Gee, we’re having a problem in this country economically because of the cost of the war, not because I live like a pig off my credit cards’ — which most people won’t admit in this country — then, I think, it’s a whole new problem for some of the candidates, particularly on the Republican side,” she said.