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09/29/2016 09:09 pm ET Updated Sep 30, 2017

Trump: Kellyanne Conway's Misguided View

Trump's campaign manager, Kellyanne Conway appeared on ABC's The View this morning. One of the issues she was asked about was her boss's fat-shaming of former Miss Universe, Alicia Machado.

Conway responded, "I don't discuss people's weights and their looks. I'm sure that on your Twitter feed right now you have viewers discussing my looks and my intelligence." She continued, "I never knew how ugly and stupid I was until, you know, we had Twitter."

I suppose the countless women Trump has demeaned on Twitter feel the same way.

Ms. Conway is not ugly or stupid. But she does miss the point. The difference is that those internet trolls who may disparage her appearance and intellect are NOT running for President of the United States.

And, of course, her candidate set the gold standard of misogyny, xenophobia, and vacant vindictiveness. Leadership starts at the top, and Trump has emboldened bullies of all sorts to feel at liberty to emulate his despicable comments about women, minorities, protestors, Mexicans, Muslims, political opponents, and any other persons who refused to kiss his ring and other regions of Donald.

One can only imagine what unjustifiable hideous tweets Trump would make about Conway's looks if she were in the Hillary camp instead of on team Trump. Of course, her looks and intelligence are not the issue. What is important here is that she attempts to defend the indefensible, usually by changing the subject to Hillary.

Kellyanne was asked a simple question by Whoopi Goldberg, "Where are the tax returns?" Kellyanne utilized the usual Trump alibi that he can't release them because he is "under audit." Whoopi called her out, saying "That's bull!"

Whoopi was right. The audit argument is as bogus as the candidate. IRS has confirmed that there is nothing about a routine audit that prevents a person from releasing tax returns. In 1973 even Nixon released his returns that were under audit in the midst of the Watergate scandal.

And why hasn't Trump released those that aren't under scrutiny? Or how about releasing a list of the charities to which the Trump camp alleges that he has donated millions and millions of dollars? Could we at least see the cancelled checks?

When Conway was confronted with questions why Trump spent money from his so-called charitable foundation for giant portraits of himself, Conway responded "That was at an auction." What?? Apparently Conway believes buying them in an auction rather than any other retail venue excuses his narcissistic purchase with foundation charitable funds.

Throughout the entire interview, Kellyanne attempted to redirect questions about Trump to the subject of Clinton, something she is prone to do in every interview. Then she has the chutzpah to conclude, "Her [Hillary's] entire campaign is about Donald Trump."

One thing is for certain-- the Trump-way is indeed the Con-way.