During a Friday morning appearance on “Fox & Friends,” Kellyanne Conway said that if she were “shot and killed,” half of Twitter users “would explode in applause and excitement.”
The White House counselor was invited on to discuss the recent hooting at a GOP baseball practice in Alexandria, Virginia. Conway expressed that she didn’t appreciate the way most non-Fox News media handled the situation. She called it a “curious exercise” to mock or blame President Donald Trump and rip Republicans after their party was attacked.
“Because as Steve Scalise was fighting for his life and crawling into right field in a trail of blood, you should go back and see what people were saying about the president and the Republicans at that very moment,” Conway said.
She continued: “If I were shot and killed tomorrow, half of Twitter would explode in applause and excitement. This is the world we live in now. It’s terrible because, again, it’s one thing to say I disagree with you on health care repeal, or on taxes, or on your plan for national security. But you can’t attack people personally in a way and think that tragedies like this won’t happen.”
Conway and other Trump staffers appear regularly on Fox News. The First Daughter was a guest on “Fox & Friends” earlier this week but canceled a second appearance because of the shooting in Alexandria.