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Kellyanne Conway: While Harry Reid is Egging Protesters on, Obama and Hillary Have a Duty to ACT

According to Conway, Trump’s campaign manager, it’s time Obama and Hillary speak out and let anti-Trump protesters know this is our new President. In other words, build a bridge and get over it.  Conway also said that Trump will be “there for them. And he is going to be a president that listens and takes the counsel of many different people, including those from the other side of the aisle.”

While both Obama and Clinton have attempted to give Trump a chance and asked the American people to do the same, not much has been done or said since. Reid continues to antagonize and cause dissension as more and more paid protesters join the ranks.

WP has the story:

Conway told Chuck Todd on NBC’s “Meet the Press” on Sunday. ” . . . It’s time really for President Obama and Secretary Clinton to say to these protesters, ‘This man is our president.’”

Both Clinton and Obama made speeches urging exactly that last week. In her concession speech to Trump, Clinton said, “We owe him an open mind and the chance to lead.”

In a similar vein, Obama met with Trump at the White House on Thursday and has said that his priority is to ensure a smooth transition so that Trump’s presidency is successful.

Conway on Sunday also accused Senate Minority Leader Harry M. Reid (D-Nev.) of “acting like some garden-variety political pundit” and “egging people on” to protest Trump’s coming presidency.Speaking to host Chris Wallace on “Fox News Sunday,” Conway also suggested that professional, paid protesters were behind the anti-Trump demonstrations across the country.

Wallace had asked Conway what Trump would do to reach out to those scared of what his presidency would bring, then read a portion of a statement Reid issued Friday charging Trump with assuaging the fears that he said the Republican’s campaign had stoked.

“If this is going to be a time of healing, we must first put the responsibility for healing where it belongs: at the feet of Donald Trump, a sexual predator who lost the popular vote and fueled his campaign with bigotry and hate,” Reid’s statement read in part. “Winning the electoral college does not absolve Trump of the grave sins he committed against millions of Americans. Donald Trump may not possess the capacity to assuage those fears, but he owes it to this nation to try.”

Conway cited Trump’s victory speech as evidence that he was “off to a great start” in unifying the country, then turned her anger on Reid.

“Talk about not wanting my children to listen to somebody,” Conway said. “I’m calling for responsibility and maturity and decency. I hope President Obama calls Harry M. Reid today and says, ‘Cut it out.’”

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