This weekend saw a slew of puff piece profiles about White House counselor Kellyanne Conway, including a piece in The Atlantic that including a revealing bit about where Conway comes from.
— Alice Ollstein (@AliceOllstein) March 15, 2017
Conway’s mother, Diane Fitzpatrick, spoke to Atlantic writer Molly Ball about her daughters upbringing, but soon veered off into her suspicions of President Obama, immigrants, atheists, and minority “agitators.”
Via Molly Ball:
Fitzpatrick told me her grandparents came from Italy, noting indignantly that they were held at Ellis Island until they could be thoroughly checked—unlike today’s immigrants, she said, who just come right in. “We never wanted anything handed to us,” she said… After a botched back surgery in 2001 left Fitzpatrick unable to stand for long periods, she sued her doctor and retired on permanent disability.
The country, as she described it, is at the mercy of atheists and agitators who want to tell “the majority” how to live their lives…
President Obama “pitted the blacks against the whites,” she said. “If something happened to a black person, he and his wife were right there. But if something happened to a white person, you never saw them, did you?” Attending the inauguration with her daughter, Fitzpatrick was relieved to hear God mentioned for what she believed was the first time in eight years.