Trump campaign manager Kellyanne Conway mocked anti-Trump protests that have sprung up across the country during an appearance on Fox News' "Hannity" on Nov. 16 (video below).
We are just treating these adolescents and these millennials like precious snowflakes. I'm just amazed at how many texts and emails I'm receiving as one person all these professors saying, "You don't have to take the test. You can get college credit if you protest." What’s the worst thing that can happen to these millennials? That Donald Trump will make good on his promise to create 25 million new jobs? That he'll unleash energy investment. That he’ll get rid of the Obamacare penalty on day one so that you’re not forced to buy government-run healthcare.
As a matter of record, the protesters are not all millennials or adolescents, but are of various ages, and Obamacare is not government-run healthcare, but rather rules that the private insurance industry must follow. Millennials can currently stay on their parents' health insurance plans until age 25 under Obamacare without any penalty; those older than 25 can apply for a subsidy or Medicaid coverage.
President-elect Trump also complained about the protesters on Twitter Nov. 10: "Just had a very open and successful presidential election. Now professional protesters, incited by the media, are protesting. Very unfair!"
Trump supporter Tony Perkins of the Christian-based Family Research Council attacked the anti-Trump protesters for exercising their First Amendment rights Nov. 16.
Perkins complained on the website of the FRC Action, the political action group of the Family Research Council, that the Planned Parenthood Action Fund, the political action group of Planned Parenthood, was hiring protesters on Craigslist to stage "phony demonstrations" against Trump:
And while it’s illegal for Cecile Richards’s group to spend a penny of the government’s money on political advocacy, a full bank account certainly gives them the flexibility to. The reality is this: Any group that can afford to spend $30 million influencing an election doesn’t need a half-billion in taxpayer assistance. For too long, Americans have been on the hook for the group’s corruption while women who need honest and safe care take a backseat to Planned Parenthood’s politics. (And unpopular politics at that!)