lunes, 17 de abril de 2017

Conway calls on Democratic party leaders to calm violent anti-Trump protesters

Kellyanne Conway on Monday chalked up a fresh wave of protests directed at President Donald Trump over the weekend, some of which turned violent, as attempts by stubborn liberals to relitigate last year’s presidential election.

It should fall to the leaders of the Democratic Party, the counselor to the president said, to quell the violence that has marred some anti-Trump demonstrations.

“Six months after Donald Trump won 306 electoral votes, you have people still trying to make it go away, and this is the president. This is the people’s house. This is their government,” Conway said on Fox News’ “Fox & Friends” in an interview from the south lawn of the White House.

“I would love to hear the new DNC chairman, Tom Perez, Bernie Sanders, the Democratic senator from Vermont, who are going out on the road starting today, and I would love to hear Hillary Clinton, who lost to Donald Trump handily,” she continued. “I would love to hear them come forward as leaders of the Democratic Party and tell the people to stop. They have a right to express their First Amendment beliefs but at the same time, violence is not going to get us anywhere.”

Around the country, demonstrators marched last Saturday in opposition to Trump, using tax day — April 15 — to demand that the president make his tax returns public, something he has refused to do because he says he is under audit. At one rally in Berkeley, California, anti-Trump protesters clashed with supporters of the president, leading to 21 arrests.

On Twitter, Trump launched an Easter Sunday flurry of posts complaining about the protests and suggesting that marchers had been paid, although he offered no evidence to support that claim.

"I did what was an almost an impossible thing to do for a Republican-easily won the Electoral College! Now Tax Returns are brought up again?" the president tweeted. "Someone should look into who paid for the small organized rallies yesterday. The election is over!"

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