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On Fox News, Kellyanne Conway says comedians spreading ‘anti-religiosity’ are partly to blame for synagogue shooting

This morning on Fox News, adviser to President Trump Kellyanne Conway defended him in the wake of the shooting at Pittsburgh’s Tree of Life synagogue.

11 Jewish congregants were killed and many Trump critics blamed the president’s fiery rhetoric as a motivating factor for the killer.

On "Fox and Friends," Conway stood by Trump’s denunciation of anti-Semitism in all forms but she also placed blame on a culture of “anti-religiosity” - specifically comedians who joke about religion.

"The anti-religiosity in this country that is somehow in vogue and funny to make fun of anyone of faith," she said. She went on to point out those to blame: "The late night comedians, the unfunny people on TV shows, it's always anti-religious."

But on Twitter, critics were quick to call out Conway for placing the blame on comedians.

Political analyst Jeff Greenfield tweeted: “Twisting this murderous act into a hit on "late-night comedians" is in some ways even worse than flat-out anti-semitic rants because of the purposeful dishonesty here.”

And some equated her “anti-religiosity” stance to that of the “all lives matter” movement, which was a response to “black lives matter.”

And a few critics took issue with a slightly different aspect, with one tweeting: "Is ‘anti-religiosity’ a word?"