In The Washington Post op-ed published on Monday, George Conway laid out that he believes the president is racist after Trump tweeted at Democratic congresswomen to “go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came,” without specifically mentioning names in the tweet.
Although suggesting that he viewed the president as “boorish,” “dim-witted,” and “insensitive,” George wrote, “No matter how much I found him ultimately unfit, I still gave him the benefit of the doubt about being a racist.”
“No matter how much I came to dislike him, I didn’t want to think that the president of the United States is a racial bigot.
But Sunday left no doubt. Naivete, resentment and outright racism, roiled in a toxic mix, have given us a racist president. Trump could have used vile slurs, including the vilest of them all, and the intent and effect would have been no less clear. Telling four non-white members of Congress — American citizens all, three natural-born — to “go back” to the “countries” they “originally came from”? That’s racist to the core. It doesn’t matter what these representatives are for or against — and there’s plenty to criticize them for — it’s beyond the bounds of human decency. For anyone, not least a president.”
Asked about her husband’s op-ed piece, Conway told Fox News on Tuesday, “I totally disagree.”
“But I work with this president,” she added. “I know him. I know his heart, I know his actions. I know how much he has helped people of color and I go by what people do, not what other people say about them.”
See Conway’s comments below:
“Respectfully, I’m not going to run around pointing out everybody’s disagreements with the people in their lives. I sure could,” Conway continued. “… And I would caution all those people who asked me to gaggle not to do that.”