The logical response to Donald Trump’s business record, presidential campaign, physical appearance, personal brand, and now administration is revulsion. Of course his businesses are bad; of course his foreign policy is bad; of course he should not be orange. It has been fun—a term that, at this point, is merely a different way to describe anger—to watch the Republican Party attempt to not express this obvious revulsion to him. Some, like Paul Ryan, talk around it; others, like John McCain, save face by expressing distaste for him but still going along with his policies. The direst fate of all is that of his so-called surrogates—Sean Spicer, Kellyanne Conway, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, and so on—who are marched out to straight-up fight against the reality of the facts that inspire in any logical person that familiar sense of Trumpian revulsion.
Last week we saw Sean Spicer, so beaten down by the effort of fighting these gale-force winds, hide in some bushes rather than go through the degradation of responding to Trump’s firing of James Comey. It implied that somewhere in Spicer’s soul there is a voice saying that what he is doing is incorrect and that working for Donald Trump is a bad thing. In that spirit, here is a supercut of Trump advisor Kellyanne Conway responding to Trump’s campaign with the accurate, correct response.
Afterwards, of course, she was hired by Trump, at which point she proved how good she is at saying the opposite of a thing that is true. If there was some type of word for that, she has forgotten it.