The outcry against President Donald Trump's racist tweets urging four congresswomen of color to "go back" to their countries continues to rage.
After Trump doubled down on his comments, White House counsellor Kellyanne Conway was in full spin mode. Breakfast Media's Andrew Feinberg asked Conway which countries the congresswomen—three of whom were born in the United States and all of whom are American citizens—should return to.
Conway's response was jolting.
"What's your ethnicity?"
A stunned Feinberg responded:
"Um, why is that relevant?"
After asserting that her ancestors were from Ireland and Italy, Conway implied that Trump was referring to the countries the congresswomen are descendants of.
Pressed by Feinberg, Conway evaded the question:
“A lot of us are sick and tired of this country – of America coming last, to people who swore an oath of office.”
The two later took the debate to Twitter.