What Kellyanne Conway and Texas have in common is that you don’t mess with them. The White House counselor proved to withstand any kind of attack, whether rankling the media or verbally taking down hecklers, with aplomb.
The hosts of MSNBC’s “ Morning Joe” felt this on their skin, after claiming Conway to merely be in it for money.
As reported by New York Times, hosts Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski claimed on their Monday show as when Conway would appear as Trump’s campaign manager it would be particularly for money and running her career, as she once stated that she detested President Trump.
“She would get off the air, the camera would be turned off, the microphone would be taken off, and she would say ‘Blech, I need to take a shower,’ because she disliked her candidate so much,” Brzezinski said.
“I guess she’s just used to it now,” she added. Co-host Scarborough — a former Republican congressman who also happens to be Brzezinski’s fiance, for whatever that’s worth — echoed those sentiments, saying Conway was only in it for the money.
Conway, in a picture post in twitter, disputed the claims vigorously and accused the “Morning Joe” crew of having an inherent bias.
“The hosts of MSNBC’s Morning Joe have become virulent critics of the President and those close to him,” Conway wrote. “Ignoring insults and insinuations is a valuable skill. But when sentiments are attributed to me that are not true, it is necessary to respond. My beliefs, commitments and loyalties are plain to see.
“The notion that I am serving for ‘the money’ or a ‘paycheck’ is absurd,” she continued. “As campaign manager, I made a fraction of what other consultants have made on unsuccessful presidential campaigns. Then I walked away from dozens of opportunities for millions of dollars, and instead walked into the White House. I would do it again.”
“It is a privilege to assist president Trump in the White House, just as it was during the campaign,” Conway concluded. “I know him, I respect him, I believe in him, and I am confident in his capacity to be a transformative and successful president.”
If the media wanted to sow seeds of distrust in an iago-fashion, Conway would be a perfect start. Because of her 2016 starting presidential campaign season with a PAC that supported Texas Sen.Ted Cruz and had suspicious links to Carly Fiorina (Cruz’s “running mate” for something like four days, if you will remember).And now being close to the President Trump.
However Conway is the major political arena and business world power player. She could have made big money by going into a private sector or by joining another conservative interest group. But the fact that she is at the White House, enduring constant national media attacks , proves a surprising level of commitment.
Rather hilariously, the comment about being in it for the money came from Joe Scarborough, a one-time GOP congressman who left politics for television and has now shacked up with his co-host, an unapologetic liberal and the daughter of Zbigniew Brzezinski, Democrat President Jimmy Carter’s national security advisor.
Taking a moment from more important matters to respond …. pic.twitter.com/B0uL0ME0Bi
— Kellyanne Conway (@KellyannePolls) May 16, 2017
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