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Trump campaign manager Kellyanne Conway called Americans ‘pigs’

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS

Updated: Thursday, September 15, 2016, 10:47 PM

That’s some hoggish hypocrisy.

Mere minutes after Hillary Clinton bunched half of Donald Trump’s supporters into a “basket of deplorables,” the Republican nominee’s newly appointed campaign manager, Kellyanne Conway, tweeted: “One day after promising to be aspirational & uplifting, Hillary Clinton insults millions of Americans.”

But in 2008, Conway herself blasted the American people for acting like “pigs,” implying average Joe — not Wall Street — was to blame for the country’s worst economic recession since the 1930s.

“These people bought houses they could not afford,” Conway said on a Fox News panel at the time. “This country spends money like a bunch of pigs. They buy things they say that they need…when they actually want them.”

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Donald Trump's newly appointed campaign manager, Kellyanne Conway, called the American people "pigs."

Donald Trump’s newly appointed campaign manager, Kellyanne Conway, called the American people “pigs.”

(Evan Vucci/AP)

Conway must have had swine on her mind because just a few weeks later, she called Americans “pigs” again.

“If (voters) say, ‘Gee, we’re having a problem in this country economically because of the cost of the war, not because I live like a pig off my credit cards’ … then I think it’s a whole new problem for some of the candidates,” she said on a Council on Foreign Relations panel focused on the role of economic issues in the 2008 election.

Keep in mind, as recently as Monday, Conway went on an anti-Clinton tirade, calling the Democratic frontrunner “personally offensive.”

Hillary Clinton was widely criticized for her "basket of deplorables."

Hillary Clinton was widely criticized for her “basket of deplorables.”

(Andrew Harnik/AP)

“Sticking people in mass into categories is exactly what we shouldn’t do as Americans,” she said on MSNBC.

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According to that logic, isn’t Conway herself “personally offensive” by grouping not half, but ostensibly all Americans into a category labeled “pigs?”

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