Days after a white supremacist was charged with killing dozens of Muslims in the New Zealand mosque attacks, White House counselor Kellyanne Conway urged Fox News viewers to read the suspect’s “entire” racist manifesto, claiming that doing so will somehow prove the suspect wasn’t inspired by President Trump.
In a rambling 74-page dossier, the suspect hailed the president as “a symbol of renewed white identity and common purpose” while praising the racist terror attacks perpetrated by Charleston church shooter Dylann Roof and Anders Behring Breivik, who killed 77 people in Norway over immigration. Throughout the manifesto, the massacre suspect expressed extreme anger over Muslim immigration and a belief that white European society was being actively destroyed.
Asked to respond to “people around the world comparing this guy and his manifesto to Donald Trump” on Fox & Friends Monday morning, Conway said it was “predictable and outrageous” before asserting the president “condemns hate and evil and bigotry.”
The veteran pollster went on to complain that “everybody scoured” the document to find Trump’s name and it was only in there “one time,” adding that the suspect said he “is not a conservative” or a “Nazi” and closely aligns with the “ideology of China.”
“But people should read the entire—in its entirety,” Conway declared, calling on viewers to search out and digest the bigoted document.
She then pivoted to the 2017 congressional baseball shooting in which Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA) was nearly killed by a left-wing activist, claiming that “we didn’t run around saying the guy watches MSNBC or he is Bernie supporter.”
“Nobody should do that,” she added. “Nobody should blame folks other than the evil, hateful shooter.”
Immediately after that shooting, however, Conway did exactly what she now asserts she didn’t do, running to Fox & Friends to point the finger at the media for inspiring the baseball shooter and calling the attack a “natural byproduct” of the coverage of Trump.