White House Adviser Kellyanne Conway answered Tuesday questions about President Donald Trump's attack on four color congress women by asking a reporter for his inheritance.
Andrew Feinberg, a White House reporter for Breakfast Media, a policy and technology site, asked Conway, "If the president did not tell these four congressional women to return to their assumed country of origin, to which countries did he refer?"
Conway stopped and asked him, "What is your ethnicity?"  "Why is it relevant?" Feinberg replied.
"Because I'm asking a question. My ancestors are from Ireland and Italy," Conway fired back.
The exchange took place with media members on the construction of the White House Tuesday morning when, after a look at Fox News, Conway was repeatedly asked what Trump meant when he tweeted earlier this week that a quartet of progressive congressional women would "go back and help to fix the completely broken and criminal infected places from which they came ".
From there, the exchange grew to a tense back and forth that included Conway, saying that "many of us are sick and tired in this country, in America who eventually reaches people who swore an account ability."
"My own ethnicity is not relevant to the question I ask, Feinberg said.
" Are you saying that the president told the Palestinian American to go back to the occupied territories? "He continued.
That question was a reference to a goal for Trump's comments, Democra Tic Rep. Rashida Tlaib in Michigan, a Palestinian American born in Michigan.
Tlaib is one of the four progressive congress women of color who Trump has repeatedly attacked in recent days. other three are other democratic republicans Ilhan Omar in Minnesota, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in New York and Ayanna Pressley in Massachusetts
Omar, a Somali refugee, moved to the United States when she was 1