White House counselor Kellyanne Conway on Wednesday called recent comments by Hillary Clinton “a little bit dangerous” and otherwise unloaded on the 2016 Democratic presidential nominee, saying that she is married “to a much more popular man who was actually a two-term president that she’ll never be.”
Conway offered her assessment during an interview on “Fox & Friends” on Fox News Channel, in which she was asked about Clinton’s recent assertion that Democrats have to be tougher with Republicans.
During an interview Tuesday with CNN’s Christiane Amanpour, Clinton said, “You cannot be civil with a political party that wants to destroy what you stand for, what you care about,” adding that “civility can start again” if Democrats win back control of the House or the Senate.
“Usually when she opens her mouth, respectfully, she offends at least one half of the country, and she did it again, but I think her discourse now is a little bit dangerous,” Conway said in an appearance on the White House lawn.
“I don’t like the implications there,” she said. “It’s one thing to call us deplorable, irredeemable, laugh at people who don’t have all the privileges that she has had with her Ivy League law degree and her marriage to a much more popular man who was actually was a two-term president that she’ll never be. . . . I don’t like that kind of talk. I avoid it.”
Conway also suggested that Clinton will be of little help to Democrats on the ballot next month.
“I don’t see all these Democratic candidates banging down Hillary Clinton’s door, asking her to lock arms,” she said, before taking a final shot at her “civility”comments.
“I think it’s not just unfortunate and graceless, but a little bit dangerous, and I would ask her to check that,” Conway said.