White House counselor Kellyanne Conway got a surprise in an appearance on “Fox & Friends” Wednesday when the president tweeted during his interview.
Conway was breezing through the usual softball Fox News interview when co-host Brian Kilmeade interjected.
“We just got a brand new tweet!” he said as co-host Abby Huntsman was asking about Trump’s attacks on NFL players protesting racial injustice at a rally in Alabama.
“In the last thirty seconds!” co-host Steve Doocy excitedly pointed out.
Kellyanne smiled in response but her smile quickly dissipated as Huntsman read the tweet on air.
“Spoke to Jerry Jones of the Dallas Cowboys yesterday. Jerry is a winner who knows how to get things done. Players will stand for Country!” Trump tweeted during the segment.
Spoke to Jerry Jones of the Dallas Cowboys yesterday. Jerry is a winner who knows how to get things done. Players will stand for Country!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 27, 2017
“It seems like he’s going to stay on this topic,” Huntsman said. “A lot of critics are saying there’s so much on his plate right now, we’ve got to move on, this is a distraction. But it seems like he’s doing the opposite of that.”
Kellyanne attempted to defend Trump continuing to attack NFL players for the sixth straight day while he’s supposed to be running a country, insisting he can do both, even though he’s proven that he’s the last person in the world who should be trying to multitask.
She noted that Trump said at a press conference Tuesday, “Look, I work all the time. I can do many things at once.”
She then deflected blame on the news media, even though it’s her boss who’s filled his timeline with anti-free speech drivel for nearly a week straight.
“I think, some folks who cover the president for a living only focus on one or two things at a time,” she added. “We should reflect upon that.”
“He had a bilateral meeting yesterday,” Kellyanne cited as proof that Trump can indeed do more than one thing.
“He’s working on healthcare,” Conway said, even though the fourth iteration of the Republicans’ futile attempt to repeal and replace Obamacare crashed and burned like its predecessors two days earlier.
“He flew up to New York,” she said, even though that is not an accomplishment and is an hour-long flight.
“He’s revealing his tax plan today in Indiana,” she continued, even though Trump has barely even mentioned his tax plan, a core part of his agenda, amid a sea of tweets attacking people for exercising their basic Constitutional rights.
Then Kellyanne pulled out a doozy and claimed that the public “expects” Trump to “weigh in” on issues like the NFL protests.
“All these presidents in the 21st century somehow become part of the so-called culture wars,” she said. “And so it’s accepted and it’s almost expected by many Americans for presidents to weigh in.”
Trump has been “weighing in” for six straight days. Maybe weigh in on federal aid to Puerto Rico instead.
Watch the clip below, if you can stomach it: