White House counselor Kellyanne Conway slammed 2020 Democrat Michael Bloomberg’s alleged sexism while defending President Trump from similar accusations.
Appearing on Fox News Sunday, Kellyanne Conway was asked to weigh in on Bloomberg’s history of disparaging comments about women. She called the topic “fair game” for President Trump, despite facing similar allegations of sexist remarks, because “we want to know the person behind the half a billion dollars worth of ads.”
“Oh, please, first of all, I’ve been working by his side for four years. He’s the best boss I’ve ever had,” the president’s aide said.
“There are plenty women who would say the same thing about Michael Bloomberg,” host Chris Wallace responded. “Is this any worse than the Access Hollywood tapes?”
“It’s far worse,” Conway replied. “That was fully litigated … The way Michael Bloomberg treated female employees … to have created that kind of culture, that, that unsafe workplace, to feel that you’re being harassed because of your gender, that is problematic, and I think you’re going to hear more of it.”
The Washington Post reported on Saturday, that a booklet was given to Bloomberg in 1990 detailing a collection of sexist remarks he made at the company he founded.
The report also highlighted additional problematic remarks and behavior toward women from the former New York City mayor over time.
Few weeks before the 2016 presidential election, President Trump found himself in a similar scandal after video from his 2005 conversation with former Access Hollywood host Billy Bush showed the then-candidate making several profane comments about women, including saying he grabs “them by the pussy.”