Presidential counselor Kellyanne Conway continued making the rounds on Fox News to defend President Donald Trump's botched response to the global pandemic that's killed over 25,000 Americans.
She appeared on Fox and Friends in an attempt to justify the Tuesday announcement that the President would be halting American funding of the World Health Organization, accusing it of favoring China over the United States.
But in her attempts to defend the President, she only revealed her own ignorance of the virus.
Kellyanne Conway: "This is COVID-19, not COVID-1 folks, and so you would think the people in charge of the World Heâ�¦ https://t.co/0NGjDxgFkK— Bobby Lewis (@Bobby Lewis)1586952523.0
"Some of the scientists and doctors say that there could be other strains later on...this is COVID-19, not COVID-1, folks. So you would think the people charged with the World Health Organization facts and figures would be on top of that...people should know the facts."
As a matter of fact, that wasn't a fact at all.
The suffix '19' from the virus's name comes from the year it was discovered, not from the number of strand it is.
Once again, Kellyanne was using "alternative facts."
HELLO, MCFLY...19 means it was discovered in 2019!!! https://t.co/BCwDG11hhG— Patrick Everett (@Patrick Everett)1586964054.0
Yep, only the best and brightest @WhiteHouse Quit embarrassing yourself @KellyannePolls https://t.co/06J4IWhMi5— Theodore Antoniuk (@Theodore Antoniuk)1586965723.0
@revrrlewis It's almost poetic how Conway ends this display of idiocy with "people should know the facts"— Lis Power (@Lis Power)1586955888.0
Alternate facts https://t.co/Oi07yy18kD— tom (@tom)1586965212.0
People were stunned that she could work so closely to the crisis and not know this.
This is frightening from @KellyannePolls here. Granted, itâ��s on @FoxNews but still, there should be an effort madeâ�¦ https://t.co/nwVXAoFhfL— Christopher T. Agnew (@Christopher T. Agnew)1586965269.0
It really is amazing these are the people that run the country https://t.co/gxBH5E056l— ZzubEvil (@ZzubEvil)1586962800.0
How can someone with her job not know that? https://t.co/7SgqtBxGL8— Timothy Aeppel (@Timothy Aeppel)1586954750.0
Can we really survive 4 more years of â��Weâ��re Dumb So We Pretend that Actually Youâ��re Dumbâ�� https://t.co/oe6ggwrKD4— Mike Royce (@Mike Royce)1586959043.0
Conway also lauded the President for "shutting down" travel from China, despite over 400,000 people traveling from China to the United States since the order. What's more, she said the so-called ban worked, not acknowledging that the United States has seen more cases than any other country in the world.
Try as she might to defend the decision, Trump has been roundly criticized for halting the WHO's funding in the middle of a global pandemic.
For a deeper look into the ineptitude of the Trump administration, check out A Very Stable Genius, available here.