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Conway Says She Complained About Sexual Misconduct Months Ago

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By    |   Thursday, 16 November 2017 12:46 PM

President Donald Trump has been focused on tax reform and his trip in Asia, and his counselor, Kellyanne Conway said Thursday, while pointing out that she was the first person in the administration last week to comment on the breaking news about Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore and the allegations about him.

"The president made a statement when he was in Asia, and he's been very busy here working on explaining to the country exactly what happened in his Asia trip," Conway told Fox News' "Fox & Friends" program. 

"He certainly is in touch with the different parties involved here."

Trump's daughter, Ivanka, has gone on record as saying she believes the women accusing Moore of sexual actions, but Conway pointed out that she tried to make the matter of sexual harassment an issue more than a year ago.

"On Oct. 9, 2016, I talked about maybe when I was younger and prettier, folks on Capitol Hill were behaving in such a way that we should take a look at," said Conway. "I'm so glad that women on the left, particularly on Capitol Hill, are now coming forward and now want to have hearings and are swearing under oath and getting people to come forward."

Conway, who was Trump's campaign manager at the time, complained that when she tried to make the matter an issue, "nobody wanted to listen to me because of the campaign I was managing. This is an important topic, but in terms of this particular issue and this particular race, I will not get ahead of the president and anything he wishes to add."

Conway also on Thursday said there is "so much of important substance" to speak about, including the House vote on tax reforms.

"The president came back from a very successful 12-day trip, [and is] in the House of Representatives today to meet with the members about tax cuts, because he has leaned all the way into getting this country historic tax cuts."

It's "incredibly important" to talk about how the tax bill will benefit small businesses, which will "have the lowest tax rate in 80 years. You can't argue with that."

In addition, when the corporate tax rate is reduced, growth will be stimulated for everyone, said Conway.

"It's estimated that with every percentage up particular in the GDP, you're creating trillions of dollars in new wealth, many more jobs," said Conway. "You see this president two consecutive quarters at three percent growth already, even though we had hurricane spending, rightfully so, in the last quarter. "

Conway also addressed reservations being voiced by several lawmakers about the tax plan, including by Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., who said on Thursday he does not agree for the current form of the legislation and what it will do for small business.

He wants a 25 percent pass-through rate for small entities, such as sole proprietorships, partnerships, and S-Corporations, put back into the legislation.

"We talked through how the tax cuts would benefit most American households and certainly small businesses," said Conway, who told Fox News she sat near Johnson at the meeting.

"For Sen. Johnson, I would like to say to him we want others in this country to realize their version of the American dream is inspiring entrepreneurs like he did, like I did, and, again, people should read the features here," said Conway.

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