People Are Asking 'Does Anyone Take Responsibility?' After Hearing Kellyanne Conway's Excuse for Re-tweeting a White Nationalist

NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 14:  Donald Trump's campaign manager Kellyanne Conway speaks to the media while entering Trump Tower on November 14, 2016 in New York City. Conway is helping Trump choose his presidential cabinet as he transitions from a candidate to the president elect.  (Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

People Are Asking 'Does Anyone Take Responsibility?' After Hearing Kellyanne Conway's Excuse for Re-tweeting a White Nationalist

Here's what the president's counselor said about the "mistake."

Published February 15, 2017

  1. On Tuesday, Kellyanne Conway tweeted a message of full support for President Donald Trump
  2. As with any tweet of Conway's, many people commented, including @TrumpTrainNoBrk
  3. This tweet seemed to make an impression because a message of love was sent from Conway's twitter to @TrumpTrainNoBrk
  4. However, it was then realized that the Twitter handle belonged to someone who included 'white identity' and 'nationalist' in their description

    The username is followed by a frog emoji, which is believed to be Pepe the frog, a symbol of the alt-right movement. Additionally, the Twitter handle professes love for Geert Wilders, a far-right Dutch politician who has expressed a desire to close mosques. She also claims to love Steve Bannon, whose past is peppered with racist sentiments. 

  5. Once the discovery was reported, Conway denied that she sent the tweet and claimed someone else must be responsible

    In a conversation with BuzzFeed News, Conway said, “I don’t know who had access to my account.”

    “Let me see who tweeted that,” she added. “That’s terrible.”

    Conway denied knowing who the person attached to the Twitter handle in question and has since deleted her response tweet. 

    “I denounce whoever it is,” she told Buzzfeed. “It will be immediately deleted. Everybody makes mistakes.”

  6. However, many do not believe the White House counselor's excuse, and want her to own up to the action
  7. As a result of the new attention, @TrumpTrainNoBrk made a distinct edit to her Twitter page
  8. Additionally, the trump supporter continues to post 'nationalist' ideas while also claiming to not be racist

Written by Rachel Herron

(Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

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