Senator Cory Booker (D-N.J.) announced his plans Friday to run for president in 2020, and afterward, Kellyanne Conway made a remark that was rather…odd. She seems to think Booker is being sexist by jumping into a Democratic race that is largely populated by women.
She questioned Booker’s intentions and wondered why others haven’t criticized him for doing this, Politico reports:
“I would ask him a couple questions today as he runs from my native New Jersey,” she said during an interview on Fox & Friends. “One is, what is wrong with the candidates that are already in there?”
“What is your objection to [California Senator], Kamala Harris running, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), these others who have already announced, [Hawaii Rep.] Tulsi Gabbard maybe? If he were a Republican running against them, they would immediately call him a sexist for running against these women in the Democratic field.”
President Donald Trump routinely attacked Hillary Clinton during the 2016 presidential campaign and was widely criticized for that as well as his other attacks on women. Clinton, he asserted “doesn’t have the look” and “doesn’t have the stamina” required to be president. He attacked then-Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly, making crude comments about menstruation, and he attacked GOP primary candidate Carly Fiorina for her physical appearance. He also insulted numerous women who accused him of sexual misconduct.
Which comes as a surprise for almost everyone who listens to Trump.
And right before her appearance on “Fox & Friends,” she seemed to question whether Booker is authentic.
“I think Cory Booker often sounds like a Hallmark card and not necessarily a person who’s there to tell you everything he’s accomplished in the United States Senate and as mayor of Newark.”
And she took more swipes at Booker on ‘Fox & Friends,” criticizing his record as Newark Mayor, and for his aggressive questioning of then-Supreme Court Justice nominee Brett Kavanaugh.
“I’d also ask him what exactly you accomplished qualifies you to be commander-in-chief and president of the United States?”
Funny how she never asks Trump that question.
Here’s what Conway had to say in the video below.