After Trump rescinds Eagles invitation, it's Kenney vs. Conway

'I'm not going to dignify the personal insults.'

Mike Dougherty
June 06, 2018 - 8:10 am
Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney

Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY NETWORK

Categories: 

PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney hasn't had many nice things to say about Donald Trump over the years. He ramped it up this week after the Eagles were disinvited from the White House, prompting Kenney to call Trump a tyrant. 

RELATED: Fans, Kenney, players react to canceled Eagles' White House celebration

Now, staffer Kellyanne Conway is speaking out. She told CBS3 Eyewitness News on Tuesday that the Trump team is well aware of the mud-slinging from City Hall.

"Used some words that I find to be very disrespectful," she said. "I don't describe the mayor like that just because crime is up in his city, just because drug use is up in the city."

Conway told CBS3 it's not the first time Kenney directed harsh words at Trump. 

"When we went to the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia two years ago, he had lot of harsh, bullying type words then, too."

RELATED: White House accuses Eagles of abandoning fans

Conway said nobody wins when political attacks become personal.

"The mayor of Philadelphia going right for the political jugular. I don't understand that. I try not to play that game," Conway said. "I'm not going to dignify the personal insults by getting into the same gutter. I don't think it helps anyone."

As a native of Camden County, Conway says she's a big Eagles fan and raised her four kids as Eagles fans. She says watching the Eagles win the Super Bowl was especially sweet for her after living in Redskins and Giants country for 20 years.

"I commend them for being the underdogs and overcoming."