Conway Criticized by President of Alma Mater
Kellyanne Conway criticized Trinity Washington University for the university’s questioning of “alternative facts,” with Conway stating that Robert Mook, Hillary’s presidential campaign chair was nicer to her than the university.
The Hill reports:
The president of Trinity Washington University harshly criticized President Trump’s aide Kellyanne Conway, who graduated from the university in 1989.
Patricia McGuire accused Conway of “facilitating the manipulation of facts” and encouraging “grave injustice” by supporting Trump’s policies, The Washington Post reported on Friday.
“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,” McGuire wrote, according to the newspaper.
McGuire said that she publicly addressed Conway because she felt it was morally imperative to voice opposition to Trump’s administration, the Post reported.
“It’s a disappointment to have the president of the university lift up other Trinity graduates who have a casual relationship with the truth,” Conway told the newspaper while referencing House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.).
“[A]ttack me, and never have the courtesy of calling or emailing me to ask what I meant on any given occasion.”
Conway also jabbed McGuire for Trinity’s fundraising efforts, noting that the university had no problems asking her for money.
“My money was good,” she told the Post, saying she and her husband donated $50,000 to a 1999-2002 fundraising campaign.
McGuire, however, remained committed to her criticism of Conway, stating that it is meant to encourage “a higher standard of behavior.”
“People can agree or disagree around national policy or domestic policy. You can have a raging debate about Obamacare … But when you lie so consistently as this administration does, that’s a moral issue,” she told the Post.
“In offering criticism, it’s mean to be a call to a higher standard of behavior,” she added.
The newspaper noted that Trinity Washington University has been critical of Trump and his top aides, including its alumna, on social media.
“I get better treatment from Robby Mook than I do from the president of the university I attended,” Conway told the Post, referring to Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign manager.
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