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White House counselor Kellyanne Conway told the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) on Thursday that “there are a lot of women who just have a problem with women in power.”
“You know, this whole sisterhood, this whole ‘let’s go march for women’s rights,’ and just constantly talking about what women look like or what they wear or making fun of their choices or presuming that they’re not as powerful as the men around,” Conway said. “This presumptive negativity about women in power is very unfortunate.”
Conway also said that she does not consider herself a feminist in the “classic sense” because it is “anti-male” and “pro-abortion.”
“I look at myself as a product of my choices, not a victim of my circumstances and to me that is what conservative feminism is all about,” she said. “My mother didn’t feel sorry for herself. She was left with no child support, no alimony, at a very young age with a child to raise, a high school education, and she just figured it out.”
On Wednesday night, Conway appeared on the Fox News show “Hannity” to dispel reports that she had been sidelined by the White House for making statements that were at odds with the administration’s official stance, most notably about former national security adviser Michael Flynn — just hours before he resigned.
“Somebody is trying to stir up trouble,” she said. “About five percent of what I am being asked to do in this White House counselor role is TV, and I think that’s about right. Because [Trump’s] the president now, he’s his own messenger.”
– CSPAN (@cspan) February 23, 2017