Kellyanne Conway on Friday steered Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) is sexist for including his identify to the rising record of Democrats working for president in 2020, a few of whom are girls.
“What’s incorrect with the candidates which can be already in there?” Conway, a counselor to the president, informed Fox Information she would ask Booker if she had the prospect. “What’s your objection to Kamala Harris working, Elizabeth Warren, Kirsten Gillibrand, these others who’ve already introduced — Tulsi Gabbard, possibly?”
She continued: “If he had been a Republican working towards them, they’d instantly name him a sexist for working towards these girls within the Democratic discipline.”
Booker introduced his presidential bid on Friday in a video to supporters.
“I consider that we will construct a rustic the place nobody is forgotten, nobody is left behind… the place we see the faces of our leaders on tv and really feel delight, not disgrace,” Booker stated. “Collectively, we’ll channel our widespread ache again into our widespread goal. Collectively, America, we’ll rise.”
Along with his announcement, Booker joined a rising record of Democratic contenders, together with Sens. Harris (Calif.), Warren (Mass.) and Gillibrand (N.Y.), in addition to former Obama Cupboard member Julián Castro and Rep. Gabbard (Hawaii).
Throughout his 2016 presidential marketing campaign, Donald Trump launched repeated assaults on Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton and different girls, and confronted a number of accusations of sexual misconduct and revelations about his historical past of sexism. In a now-infamous “Entry Hollywood” tape, recorded in 2005 and leaked a month earlier than the 2016 election, Trump boasted about forcing himself on girls and stated he can seize girls “by the pussy” as a result of he’s a star.
Conway, a New Jersey native, questioned Booker’s to interchange Trump.
“I’d additionally ask him, what precisely have you ever achieved that qualifies you to be the commander in chief and president of the USA?” she stated.
“We’ll wait to have a look at his file,” she continued. “I think about that the crowded Democratic discipline of presidential aspirants will probably be attacking one another’s information or lack thereof, so we’ll be sitting again with copious bowls of popcorn watching that.”