On Tuesday, attorney George Conway appeared on CNN’s “Anderson Cooper 360” and accused supporters of former President Donald Trump of being unable to admit that he could be guilty of sexually assaulting E. Jean Carroll, because then they would “have to admit they’ve been essentially endorsing and enabling a monster.”
“Back in 2016, after the ‘Access Hollywood’ tape emerged, Donald Trump said — and I’m quoting — he said, ‘Anyone who knows me know these words don’t reflect who I am. I said it. I was wrong and apologize.’ And then obviously listening to that deposition, that’s what he really thinks in the deposition, those were words that somebody else crafted for him,” host Anderson Cooper said.
“Absolutely,” Conway replied. “I mean, he has never truly — he’s not capable of actual remorse. He’s not — he doesn’t have a conscience, he’s not capable of empathy, and those words that he apologized that he felt bad, I mean, those did not last very long. In fact, by the time of the transition in late 2016 and early 2017, he actually told and this was in The New York Times, he told a United States senator he said he thought the ‘Access Hollywood’ tape was made up and fabricated, okay, so that’s the depth of his remorse for his egregious sexual misconduct.”
Cooper asked, “Do you think the verdict plays a role in how he does in the campaign for the nomination? Do you think it affects that?”
The husband of former Trump Senior Counselor Kellyanne Conway answered, “Like everything else involving Donald Trump, it cuts both ways. I think to the people who support him, they will simply dismiss it as a conspiracy led by the litigation, or me, or you, or CNN, or Jean Carroll, or Jean Carroll’s lawyers. Another attempt to get Donald Trump. And they never really ask themself, wait a minute, how is it possible for any one person to get into this many scrapes and have that many people say the same thing about him, about his dishonesty and his lying and sexual predation, and never ask themselves, is there something to this?”
He added, “Because they can’t do that. They can’t bring themselves to do that. If they do that then they have to admit they’ve been essentially endorsing and enabling a monster.”