Kellyanne Conway Says Trump Wants Protestors to Follow Social Distancing Guidelines

White House counselor to the president Kellyanne Conway is clarifying President Donald Trump’s stance on protesters practicing social distancing while she is also taking a swing at governors.

During an interview on Fox News’ “America’s Newsroom” on Monday, Conway was asked how the president feels about the protests disregarding many of the social distancing guidelines.

Fox News’ Sandra Smith also noted that many of the photos capture protesters across the country failing to practice social distancing which could be potentially counter-productive.

Conway conceded that protesters’ actions were not in accordance with the social distancing guidelines, and the president and the administration believe distance is needed to prevent the spread of the virus. She then went on to blame governors for the problem.

“Some of these governors have physically distanced from common sense,” Conway said before taking aim at Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D-Mich.), adding, “In Michigan, you can basically smoke your grass but not cut your grass. This makes no sense to many people.”

See Conway’s remarks below:

Conway went on to defend protesters in what she describes as “low-infection areas” despite many of the protests taking place in states with coronavirus hotspots.

“I look at those people and I see the forgotten men and forgotten women, economically,” Conway said. “They’re saying, ‘Look, I’m in a low-infection area, I’m asymptomatic, not exposed, I want to get back to work.’”

Conway’s statements follow several protests across the United States over the last several days.

Despite Conway’s arguments, Dr. Anthony Fauci said that protests, which are considered mass gatherings, could lead to a setback, as previously reported on IJR.

While the infectious disease expert did admit the shutdown is hurting Americans from an economic standpoint, protests could ultimately prolong the reopening of the economy.

“Clearly this is something that is hurting from the standpoint of economics,” he said, adding, “And the standpoint of things that have nothing to do with the virus, but unless we get the virus under control, the real recovery economically is not going to happen.”


  1. I am confused.

    If armed people of color protest this premature re-opening, will they be treated in the same way as the cosplaying terrorists?

  2. There have been examples in natural history where evolution of a species occurs in a very short timeframe.

  3. But he still wants them to protest. Trump must not be expecting many protesters if he thinks they can maintain social distancing. Moronic. He could care less about health care workers and citizens.

  4. Candace:

    “I look at those people and I see the forgotten men and forgotten women, economically.” Conway

    My guess is that they are the so-called target in King Donald The Loser’s original campaign. Victims of the failed business operation of moving jobs overseas. Victims of automation which vastly improve profits for companies at the expense of workers by killing their jobs and lowering wages. Victims of the service industries who keep wages unusually low, which means millions of us have to work multiple jobs just to eek out a so-called “living”. This isn’t living for these forgotten people – it’s survival.

    King Donald The Loser lied to these struggling “forgotten” people making promises that he could not and would not ever keep. You see that today, too, with his Trump Virus responses, or lack thereof.

  5. I am sorry but can someone clarify for me who are the ‘forgotten men and women’? I see and hear this phrase quite often but I don’t understand who the forgotten people are. And please if you answer my question be respectful.

  6. Seems the criminal element in Chicago is practicing “social distancing” by shooting their victims from passing cars to curb population growth. So far this year, 117 have been killed, 522 wounded with only 86 dying from the Wuhan flu. At least the miscreants won’t be ticketed or arrested for violating “social distancing” or “stay at home” guidelines while carrying out their “essential” work.

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