Taylor claimed in her speech that it only takes 100,000 signatures to warrant a response from the White House. The petition has over 500,000 signatures, and still no response. Well, the White House has finally responded. Donald Trump most likely remains Taylor’s least favorite person, because their response was pretty bogus.
Someone at the White House must have realized that, in a world where the President responds to EVERYTHING, it’s not a good look to keep ignoring Taylor and her hundreds of thousands of signatures. Especially when she’s more than happy to call your asses out on MTV. White House spokesperson Judd Deere released a statement to USA Today, and it’s basically their version of closing the front door on a Girl Scout while hissing, “Sorry, not interested.”
“The Trump Administration absolutely opposes discrimination of any kind and supports the equal treatment of all; however, the House-passed bill in its current form is filled with poison pills that threaten to undermine parental and conscience rights.”
It’s best that statement was delivered by a man that sounds like a human tractor, and not Donald trump himself. I’m sure if you were to ask Trump to elaborate further on those “poison pills,” he’d deliver a run-on sentence about doing drugs at a Bret Michaels show.
USA Today points out that former President Barack Obama was the one who agreed to officially respond to petitions that received over 100,000 signatures, and that the Trump administration has not continued that. So technically, they didn’t have to say anything.
Kellyanne Conway was on Fox News yesterday and was asked about Taylor’s call-out. Kellyanne first wondered if the audience even knows “what the Equality Act even is” and said Taylor is entitled to her opinion but there’s a lot of “poison pills in it.” Someone needs to inform Passive-Aggressive Stepmother Barbie that Sebastian Maniscalco already tried the “Ha ha the VMA audience is a bunch of dumb millennials” and it didn’t exactly work for him.
Kellyanne then avoided answering questions about why the Trump administration is fighting against this equality bill, by attempting to sing her favorite lyrics from You Need To Calm Down. Kellyanne just transported all of us to a karaoke room that only serves Baked Lays and Diet Sprite. Kellyanne’s non-answer for Taylor starts at around the 12:00 mark below:
So Kellyanne Conway pretty much says that the Equality Act has “poison pills” in it but then says she loves a pro-LGBTQ song. Self-awareness and Kellyanne Conway have never met, I guess.
I know we’re supposed to be focusing on Taylor’s petition, but I wouldn’t be bothered if this situation spawned another petition, called Sign Here To Make Sure Kellyanne Conway Never Does That Again.