Kellyanne Conway is sticking up for President Trump in the wake of last week’s violence on Capitol Hill, telling “Real Time” host Bill Maher that “his legacy … will survive.”
“Those marauders and murderers insult, not represent, the Trump movement,” Conway told Maher Friday on his HBO talk show.
“That 74 million is not a base, it’s a large percentage of this country,” she insisted — calling Trump voters “the forgotten man and forgotten woman” who “felt like they had in Donald Trump somebody who was giving them more voice and visibility.”
She praised Trump’s leadership style in a White House that was beset with controversy — and that shed aides and advisers at a furious pace, including Conway herself, who left her special-adviser role in August.
“I’m happy that I worked for a president who kept the Oval Office door open,” she said. “I didn’t win every policy debate, but I was heard.”
Conway — who was known for spinning “alternative facts” to deflect criticism of her boss and his administration — offered a sunny take on Trump’s accomplishments.
“I look at the good that was done to impact people’s lives positively,” she said, pointing to economic gains for low-wage workers and increased support for the military.
“I mean, you can’t deny that many people are better off,” she said.
“Well, they’re not better off now,” Maher retorted. “A lot of them are dead.”