Chelsea Clinton did possibly the most unlikely thing ever and came to the defense of Kellyanne Conway on Twitter on Friday.
It all happened after Conway was at the center of lewd remarks by Democratic Rep. Cedric Richmond of Louisiana. Richmond’s words drew outrage on Twitter and from politicians such as his own state’s governor, John Bel Edwards, who said “without question” Richmond should apologize.
The controversial, some would say sexually suggestive language came during a fundraiser dinner with the Washington Press Club Foundation, during which Richmond attempted some sort of joke.
Referring to the photo of Conway kneeling on a couch in the Oval Office, he said this:
“You even mentioned Kellyanne and the picture on the sofa. But I really just want to know what was going on there, because, I won’t tell anybody. And you can just explain to me that — that circumstance, because she really looked kind of familiar there in that position there. But don’t answer. And I don’t want you to refer back to the ’90s.”
Noting things like the position she was sitting in and even that cringe-worthy reference to “the ’90s” was enough to leave Clinton calling the whole thing “despicable” on Twitter. She said the Louisiana lawmaker should apologize to Conway, a statement that even took her back a bit.
Conway didn’t let that tweet slip by without throwing a little love back. The two political foes shared a warmer Twitter moment than usual, when Conway tweeted what appeared to be a pretty sincere thank you.
On Thursday, Richmond released a statement trying to explain his controversial comments, not really saying sorry but just saying his words were misunderstood.
“Since some people have interpreted my joke to mean something that it didn’t I think it is important to clarify what I meant, ” he wrote. “Where I grew up, saying that someone is looking or acting ‘familiar’ simply means that they are behaving too comfortably.”
Well, that explanation just didn’t do it. And the Twitter-verse wasn’t having it.
And, of course, plenty of people trolled Richmond’s past tweets to get the point across.
And some were just happy Clinton took him to task.
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