President Donald Trump's tweet slamming Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam's apology and then later denial over a racist photograph in his medical school yearbook as "unforgivable" reflects Americans' opinions, presidential counselor Kellyanne Conway said Monday.
"Last week he apologized for his past and hoping to make amends, and then 24 hours later he changed course," she told Fox News' "Outnumbered Overtime." "This is exactly what people hate about politicians. They are craven, they will say or do anything that people put in front of them."
Democrats have called for Northam to resign over the photo because they likely don't want him to remain as a sitting governor in Virginia after the photograph controversy, said Conway, but she considers his comments about late-term abortion far worse.
"He said when the infant is delivered, that's a baby, when the infant is delivered they will keep them comfortable and would have the physician and mother discuss what's next," said Conway. "We are not a country that's going to allow for infanticide, as long as Donald Trump is president of the United States."
She complained that the mainstream media has ignored the abortion comments, but covered the controversy over the photograph extensively.
She also complained that the media labels abortion as a "woman's issue."
"I've been in politics for 30 years, and not a single time have I heard the phrase men's issues," she said. "People believe men can handle all the issues."
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