Kellyanne Conway Attacked by Alma Mater President

In the face of already constant criticism as a counselor to President Trump, Kellyanne Conway’s alma mater president has joined in to bash her for her role in the current presidential administration.

In a letter dated Feb. 12, titled “On Lies and the Truths We Must Tell,” Trinity Washington University president, Patricia McGuire wrote that Conway “has played a large role in facilitating the manipulation of facts and encouraging the grave injustice being perpetrated by the Trump Administration’s war on immigrants among many other issues.”

McGuire went on to write, “Ms. Conway has been part of a team that thinks nothing of shaping and spreading a skein of lies as a means to secure power.

“Autocrats generate fear through capitalizing on ignorance and spreading lies – particularly widespread ignorance of other peoples and cultures and lies about their ability to commit violence and take away jobs.”

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The Washington Post notes that it is unusual for a sitting academic president to denigrate an alum, but McGuire’s criticisms of Conway are a clear exception.

Conway has said that she thought McGuire’s support of Pelosi, who also attended the university, was indicative of a “very narrowly subscribed political viewpoint,” and that Pelosi, like other honored graduates, “have a casual relationship with the truth.”

Conway told the Post that McGuire asked her for donations and that she and her husband had previously donated $50,000 to the university.

McGuire insists that there is a difference between disagreements over policy and disagreements over the truth: “When you lie so consistently as this administration does, that’s a moral issue.”

MCGUIRE’S COMMENTS ON CONWAY – EXCERPTED:

Presidential Counselor Kellyanne Conway, Trinity Class of 1989, has played a large role in facilitating the manipulation of facts and encouraging the grave injustice being perpetrated by the Trump Administration’s war on immigrants among many other issues. She is one of President Trump’s primary spokespersons, an almost daily figure on cable news shows. Some people admire her staunch advocacy for her client’s positions, and others applaud the fact that she was the first woman to manage a successful presidential campaign. But in fact, as is true of many of President Trump’s statements, her advocacy on his behalf is often at variance with the truth. Ms. Conway invented the now-infamous phrase ‘alternative facts’ to defend Trump’s claims about the size of crowds at his inauguration, a thinly-veiled autocratic scheme to try to claim that the Trump inauguration drew the biggest crowd in history when, in fact, it was on the smaller side. Ms. Conway has been part of a team that thinks nothing of shaping and spreading a skein of lies as a means to secure power. Perhaps the ‘Bowling Green Massacre’ comment was truly a mistake, as she claims, but she repeated that canard on three different occasions as an explanation for why the travel ban, an executive order that clearly discriminates against Muslims, was necessary.

H/T: Daily Mail

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