Conway: Hillary, Bernie Should Tell Anti-Trump Protesters to Stop Violence
Kellyanne Conway called on Hillary Clinton, Sen. Bernie Sanders and other Democratic leaders to call for an end to violent protests against the new administration.
Speaking outside the White House ahead of the Egg Roll, President Trump's counselor called out the violence at a rally in Berkeley, California, where at least 20 were arrested after clashes between protesters and pro-Trump groups.
Trump dismissed the rallies on Sunday morning, calling for an investigation into who "paid for" the demonstrations. At the Tax Day events, protesters called on Trump to release his tax returns.
Someone should look into who paid for the small organized rallies yesterday. The election is over!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 16, 2017
Conway said on "Fox & Friends" today that Americans should come together and support the president nearly six months since his election victory.
And she said top Democrats should call for an end to the rallies and start working with the White House on issues like tax reform, infrastructure and health care.
"I would love to hear the new DNC chairman Tom Perez, Bernie Sanders ... [and] Hillary Clinton - who lost to Donald Trump handily - I’d love for them to come forward as leaders of the Democratic Party and tell people to stop. They have a right to express their First Amendment beliefs, but at the same time violence is not going to get us anywhere," she said.
Another video of outburst of violence between antifa & pro-trumpers in Berkeley. They need to get this under control!pic.twitter.com/D4QbCXdalA
— The Rouser (@RouserNews) April 15, 2017
Asked about Trump's allegation that the protesters are being paid, Conway said she supports the president's call for an investigation.
"We know the political left is very organized and well funded. We saw it during health reform. We’ll see it during tax reform," she said, pointing out how much more the Clinton campaign spent during the election.
Watch the interview above.