President Trump’s White House Counselor Kellyanne Conway has been the voice of defense whenever Mr. Trump has been embroiled in a political scandal or some other incident, which is why it was the last thing on the President’s mind to think that Conway would suggest he should on live TV.
During a recent interview, Conway tried to dissociate from the sexual scandal of GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore, saying that any person who has abused or behaved inappropriately before a female should immediately resign. Though she might have said so inadvertently, her statement also applied to President Trump himself. Here’s what Conway said:
“Let me say it one last time, the conduct as described is not just offensive and disgusting, it disqualifies anyone who has done it from holding public office. So let me go a little step farther if there’s anyone currently in public office who has behaved that way to any girl or any woman, maybe they should step aside, because, in a country of 330 million people, we ought to be able to do better than this.”
When we speak of inappropriate sexual behavior, one of the first people to pop up in our heads would probably be Mr. Trump. The President has been embroiled in several unfounded sexual scandals, with one involving raping an underage girl. The lewd audio recording last year, however, that revealed highly inappropriate language by the President who talked about grabbing women by their genitals, probably takes the cake.
There’s no doubt that Conway was trying to help Donald Trump distance himself from Alabama Republican Roy Moore, but she nonetheless reminded everyone that, regardless of their status, all who have made sexual advances toward reluctant women are subject to being fired and even prosecution, and that includes President Trump.