By JULIE HIRSCHFELD DAVIS and SHERYL GAY STOLBERG
January 11, 2018
WASHINGTON, D.C. — White House Communications Director Kellyanne Conway, stung by reports that President Donald Trump insulted would-be immigrants from “shithole countries” in Africa and the Caribbean at a meeting with Congressional leaders in the Cabinet Room on Wednesday, swiftly acted to dissociate Mr. Trump from the administration.
“Really,” Ms. Conway said to reporters, “Mr. Trump only played a minor role in the presidential campaign for a few weeks, and has done next to nothing since the inauguration. I barely know him myself. He does something in the East Wing, I think, involving television monitoring or food tasting.”
|President Vladimir Vladiemirovich Putin toasting President Trump's inauguration a year ago. Photo by Sergei Karpukhin/Reuters.|