Kellyanne Conway Slammed For Lecturing An Asian-American Reporter On Why ‘Kung Flu’ Isn’t Racist

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Kellyanne Conway has shown many times she’s willing to defend anything President Trump does, but sometimes she takes things to a truly unbelievable level.

In recent interviews, the President insisted on calling the virus the “Kung Flu.” This racist nickname has been criticized by many.

Previously, Conway told reporters saying “Kung Flu” was highly offensive.

When asked again recently why the President insisted on using the term, Kellyanne Conway had quite the memorable answer.

You can watch the video of her response here:

Conway told NBC News reporter Monica Alba:

“My reaction is that the President has made very clear that he wants everybody to understand, and I think many Americans do understand, that the virus originated in China.”

“And had China been more transparent and honest with the United States and the world, we wouldn’t have all the death and destruction that unfortunately we’ve suffered.”

But then Chinese-American reporter Weijia Jiang pointed out a simple flaw in Conway’s logic.

The nickname “Kung Flu” doesn’t explicitly refer to China.

Conway responded to Jiang aggressively, saying:

“How do you know, excuse me, how do you know the way people, how do you know that people aren’t anticipating that or are not connecting that?”

“You don’t know that!”

When Jiang asked her to “walk her through” the President’s thinking on the issue, Conway was even more hostile.

“You can ask him, how is that?…I’m here to solve things not stoke them.”

“You did the opposite on this issue.”

Twitter took a rather dim view of Conway’s remarks.

Americans will have to decide for themselves which Kellyanne Conway to believe—the one who used common sense to identify racism or the one who claimed those same behaviors were acceptable for a President.

Written by Collin Gossel

Collin Gossel is a writer and comedian living in Brooklyn, New York, but there are nights when he looks up at the stars and wistfully thinks to himself “there’s got to be more out there…” You can catch Collin improvising new musicals every Tuesday night at the Magnet Theater’s Musical Megawatt, or follow his unfiltered thoughts on Twitter and Instagram @CollinGossel.--