Kellyanne Conway sometimes appears pained in her role as a surrogate for President Donald Trump, whose campaign she managed. The president, after all, is untamed when it comes to tweeting and has a penchant for outrageous, no-context comments. Conway’s attempts to explain Trumpisms even got her banned from one morning talk show.
She offered up some amazing thoughts of her own while appearing at the N.C. Republican convention in Wilmington recently. Conway was explaining Trump’s successes, and she gave what one media outlet called a “shout-out” to Robeson County.
Talking about Trump’s victory in North Carolina, she said, “In Robeson County, you see a great example of the forgotten man and the forgotten woman standing up.”
Lately, those folks have been even more forgotten, as they’ve felt the pain of the Trump administration’s failure to offer enough help for recovery from Hurricane Matthew. Hundreds of people in Robeson are still displaced from the hurricane’s flooding, and they’ve been frustrated, along with the administration of North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper, in trying to secure more federal help.
Helping the poor isn’t a Trump priority, of course. He signaled early on that one of the reasons he wanted to deregulate the financial industry, for example, was because his highfalutin’ business friends weren’t able to get all the money they wanted.
Forgotten? The folks in Robeson better not count on being remembered in Washington anytime soon.