Kellyanne Conway: Bloomberg’s alleged sexist comments ‘far worse’ than Trump's

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February 16, 2020 - 4:49 pm
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NEW YORK (1010 WINS) – President Donald Trump’s White House counselor Kellyanne Conway said Michael Bloomberg’s alleged sexist comments recently reported in a Washington Post story were “far worse” than what Trump said in the infamous “Access Hollywood” tape released in 2016.

In recent days, Bloomberg has been asked to address his remarks towards women from the 1990s, before his three terms as mayor of New York.

The Post story provided details of the allegations from lawsuits and depositions against Bloomberg. Among the most high-profile cases was a former saleswoman of Bloomberg’s who sued him and his company after alleging workplace discrimination. She alleged the billionaire told her to “kill it” after learning she was pregnant.

“It’s far worse,” Conway said in an interview Sunday morning on “Fox News Sunday.”

“Oh my goodness, it’s far worse. And by the way that was fully litigated. That happened on October 7. He won a month later,” Conway said of the “Access Hollywood” tape.

“The way Michael Bloomberg treated female employees—to have created that kind of culture, that unsafe workplace, to feel that you're being harassed because of your gender, that is problematic,” Conway said. “I think you're going to hear more of it.”

Bloomberg has denied many of the allegations against him, and he defended his treatment of women in a tweet Saturday.

“I would not be where I am today without the talented women around me,” he said in the tweet. “I’ve depended on their leadership, their advice and their contributions. As I’ve demonstrated throughout my career, I will always be a champion for women in the workplace.”

A Bloomberg campaign spokesman told 1010 WINS Sunday: "It’s not surprising that as Mike continues to rise in the polls, other candidates, including Donald Trump, start to get nervous. Because they’re seeing Mike winning over voters across this country with his record of taking on tough fights and strong case that he is the only candidate to defeat Trump in November."

The “Access Hollywood” tape was released weeks before the 2016 election.

In the tape, which was recorded in 2005, Trump told Billy Bush about his attempt to seduce a married woman and said he could just start kissing another woman: “I don’t even wait. And when you’re a star they let you do it. You can do anything. Grab them by the p****. You can do anything.”

Trump apologized for his comments then claimed Bill Clinton “said far worse to me on the golf course.”

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