During an interview with “Fox and Friends” on Monday, Trump adviser Kellyanne Conway told Democrats to tell people to stop the protests that flooded the streets throughout the country over the weekend. “Six months after Donald Trump won 306 electoral votes, you have people still trying to make it go away,” Conway said of the protesters demanding the president release his tax returns. Several economic justice groups organized The Tax Protest in an effort to get protesters out in over 200 cities across the country.
Conway also said that the protests are “ridiculous,” not only because they’re deliberately disrupting law and order “in a time of great need for the country,” but also because Republicans “never protested against an elected president.” “I get that this is where you’re trying to exercise your right to free speech and all that, but at the end of the day, the only thing you’re doing is you’re overreacting to something that’s perfectly within the president’s legal limitations. President Trump is not breaking any laws whatsoever, so I think everyone just needs to take it down a notch and go back to their normal lives,” President Trump’s adviser opined. “Our country is under threat of nuclear war, this is the last thing we need right now.”
Conway also argued that it was Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) who had a “moral responsibility” to make sure protesters dispersed and went back to their homes, because he is the “best known democratic leader and liberal politician around.” “He seemed so eager to have a job during the election last year, and some of the things he said back then really seemed to resonate with Americans. However, I’m now asking Senator Sanders to put his money where his mouth is and do his part in quelling these pointless and utterly ridiculous protests. People tend to listen to him for some reason, which is why I believe he should do the patriotic thing and help out in this hour of need,” Conway said.
“If I remember correctly, tax policy was one of the staples of Sanders’ political campaign, which is part of the reason why I think he’s the ideal person to talk to the people and explain to them that what Benjamin Franklin said was true – there are only two things that are certain in life, and those are death and taxes,” she argued. “Taxes are a constant and must be paid because they serve the greater good, and one person who’s been certainly paying his share is President Donald Trump. The other part of the reason why Bernie Sanders is the man for the job is the fact that he understands that Republicans have never done anything like this against an elected president.”
“It’s hypocritical to go out there and claim you’re protesting something like this when everybody knows that you just can’t fool the government. North Korea is acting up again, we’re getting ready for war and we need all the funding we can get. Republicans have never done anything like this in the history of our nation, which just goes to show that Democrats are the only disruptive element nowadays. These protesters are almost as crazy as Bernie himself, and that’s why it should be his job and his responsibility to get them off the streets. Should he refuse, I’m afraid he’ll go down in history as the only liberal who’s ever refused to cooperate with a Republican president. And they call us the bad guys,” she concluded.