President-elect Donald Trump's campaign manager, Kellyanne Conway, fired back at a 17-year-old student who asked how she could justify her job (video below).
During a forum at the University of Virginia's Center for Politics, 17-year-old Maaike Laanstra-Corn asked Conway how she could "rationalize" working for a man facing sexual assault allegations and who was caught on tape bragging about sexually assaulting women.
"Women are tired of the same argument and the same thing you are presenting to me right now,” Conway responded to the teen. "I'm glad that people looked at that and said, 'You know what? That's an argument that will not create a single job in my community, not bring back a single of the 70,000 factories that have been closed, will not deter one member of ISIS from doing their bloodletting here or anywhere else in the world."
She continued, "As a woman, I'm very proud to belong to a party that respects the fact that my husband and I work hard," adding "For you to use sexual assault to try to make news here I think is unfortunate, but it also doesn't matter because Donald Trump promised he'll be the president of all Americans."
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In Conway's response, she also criticized Hillary Clinton, pointing out that "She should have gotten 60 or 62 percent of the female vote."
During a taping of "Access Hollywood" in 2005, Trump was caught admitting to and even bragging about kissing and groping women without their consent. The recording emerged during Trump's presidential campaign.
Since the release of the recording, dozens of women have come forward and accused Trump of sexual assault or sexual misconduct. Trump has denied all allegations against him, calling all of the women who came forward "liars."