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‘Obama Was Handed Nobel Peace Prize, but President Trump’s on His Way to Actually Earning One’

Kellyanne Conway, on 'Fox & Friends,' refuted Democrat Chuck Schumer's words about the 'worst weekend ever'

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She called him out.

Speaking on Tuesday morning on Fox News Channel’s “Fox & Friends,” Kellyanne Conway, counselor to the president, strongly refuted the recent words of Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.).

Of President Donald Trump’s historic meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un this past weekend, Schumer declared to CNN’s Anderson Cooper, “This was one of the worst few days in American foreign policy and American diplomatic history … in a long time. It’s reality-show foreign policy. He [Trump] wants that photo op, he wants that little hit, and if anyone thinks this doesn’t hurt America in the short term,” he added, “in the long run, they’re sadly mistaken.”

“Well, it wasn’t, of course,” Conway said on Tuesday morning. “President Obama was handed the Nobel Peace Prize [in 2009], but President Trump’s on his way to actually earning one.”

“And that’s because he has an obligation to at least meet with leaders and speak to other countries and try to bring peace where he can and really to reduce the nuclear capabilities while sanctions continue.”

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She continued, “He’s made very clear — he’s made very clear to Chairman Kim himself, [that] sanctions will continue on your country. But look at what could happen — the economic development of the prosperity for your own people, if you would simply work with us to denuclearize the Korean Peninsula.”

“He’s been very clear and very transparent and very public with the press right there every single time to see what’s happening in these conversations with Chairman Kim,” she continued in the Tuesday morning interview on “Fox & Friends.” “And he also says if it doesn’t work out, it doesn’t work out.”

Conway reminded those watching that Trump previously “walked away from what he thought was a bad deal, as great negotiating businessmen do and politicians in Washington don’t really understand still. He walked away from that deal. People were shocked. It [was] like, ‘How can you walk away empty handed?'”

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“He walked away with a full deck because he’s not … he’s never in a … rush to make a bad deal, believe me. Chuck Schumer — I prefer Chuck Schumer from last week when he was one of the 33 Democrats in the Senate to vote for the humanitarian aid package that the president signed yesterday in the Oval Office,” she added.

“[It was] $4.6 billion in humanitarian aid for something that Chuck Schumer and his sidekick, [House Speaker] Nancy Pelosi, five short months earlier, said was a manufactured crisis [at the border]. I have a whole list here of anchors and people on TV and Democrats who said it was a manufactured crisis who now dropped the word ‘manufactured’ and are calling what they see at the border a crisis.”

Conway added, “Chuck Schumer wants to talk about photo ops. I saw one yesterday and it’s called Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez [of New York] going down to one of these facilities and making this outrageous claim that a woman [was] drinking from a toilet — which everybody who has control over that facility or control for the Border Patrol has said that’s not true.”

“They’ve not heard of this,” she added.

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“And then when she was challenged by one of the few reporters who actually ever challenges her facts, she put the window up — don’t let the air conditioning out. She put the window up … People need to challenge this because she’s one of 95 people, Democrats, who voted against the aid package. You either want the humanitarian aid, the $4.6 billion to go and help, or you want the photo op,” said Conway.

“So if Chuck Schumer’s going to use those words,” Conway also said on this issue, “I’m going to turn it right back around on the 95 Democrats in the House who couldn’t see their way for $4.6 billion in humanitarian aid that this president signed yesterday, [in a] great bipartisan effort.”

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