Despite national outrage over his policies, Kellyanne Conway praised Donald Trump for his “extraordinary accomplishments” during an appearance on Monday morning’s “Good Morning America.”
“The extraordinary accomplishments in just the first week truly are breathtaking,” she said, adding that if you asked protesters to explain why they’re so angry, “they would probably get the facts wrong.”
Conway, the former campaign manager and current senior counselor to Trump, said protestors are “being misinformed” when speaking to “GMA” co-host George Stephanopoulos on ABC.
She also defended President Trump’s criticism of GOP senators John McCain and Lindsey Graham. “We want them to be there for the president and support him,” she said.
On Sunday, Trump tweeted about the senator’s statement on his executive order to end refugee entry into the United States for 120 days, which resulted in a chaotic weekend of protests and backlash.
“Senators should focus their energies on ISIS, illegal immigration and border security instead of always looking to start World War III,” Trump tweeted.
Conway translated, “[Trump is] basically saying to people, ‘You protested my nomination, you protested my candidacy, you protested my election, you protested my inauguration, you protested the day after the inauguration, you protested the executive orders, you protested.’ How about this cooperation and collaboration and this bipartisanship that we’re always talking about?”
Trump’s executive order, signed Friday, ended refugee entry into the United States for 120 days, and barred all citizens of seven predominantly Muslim nations from entering the U.S. for the next three months.
The order set off confusion and chaos at airports worldwide as officials seemed unclear how to implement it. White House senior advisor Reince Preibus said those holding so-called green cards as permanent U.S. residents should not be subject to the order.
Watch the interview below.