Video Captures Kellyanne Conway Asking for Reporter's Ethnicity, While Defending Trump

July 16, 2019 - 5:23 pm

When Beltway Breakfast reporter Andrew Feinberg asked White House Counselor Kellyanne Conway a question Tuesday about President Donald Trump's recent racist tweets, he was pushed back on his heels by her response. 

Conway challenged Feinberg's question by asking what his ethnicity was.  

“Uh... why is that relevant?” Feinberg responded before Conway interrupted him to say, “Because I’m asking you a question.”

Conway went on to tell the gathered press that her ancestors were from Ireland and Italy. “My ethnicity is not relevant to the question I’m asking you," Feinberg was finally able to say. 

Conway later tweeted that the meant "no disrespect" with the query about Feinberg's ethnicity. 

Appearing on Fox News, Conway said the minority congresswomen represented a "dark underbelly in this country."