White House senior adviser Kellyanne Conway jumped to the defense of President Donald Trump on Sunday morning during an appearance on ABC's “This Week.”
After the president tweeted a rather divisive statement regarding North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un on Saturday evening, Conway said that her boss was simply “responding” as usual.
During an interview with Martha Raddatz, Conway said, “North Korea is everyone's business,” pointing to the importance of Trump's tour of Asia in building relationships to stop the advancement of a nuclearized North Korea.
Pressing the issue, Conway continued by saying that the president inherited a number of problems in addition to North Korea and that on the president's overseas trips he is “trying to make better on behalf of everyone.”
Raddatz then went in for the kill, asking Conway, “And you think name-calling is helpful?” referring to a tweet in which the president called Kim “short and fat.”
“I think that that was the president just responding, the way he does, to somebody who insulted him first,” Conway said, with a slight smile.
From there, however, she quickly moved back to the subject of Trump's nearly concluded Asia trip, saying, “I look at the full context of his entire trip and everything he's trying to do, and I think it's been an incredibly successful and inspiring trip for those who care about North Korea not being nuclearized.”
Watch Conway's comments below, via ABC.