Donald Trump’s top aide, Kellyanne Conway, on Monday slammed an MSNBC report that said the president-elect was “furious” over comments she made Sunday about Mitt Romney.
Conway called the reporting “sexist” and said she could have any job she wants, according to MSNBC.
Top aides to Trump said they were “baffled” over Conway’s comments about Romney, MSNBC reported earlier Monday. A source said her comments escalate concerns that Conway is “pushing her own agenda” instead of driving Trump’s message.
Incoming chief of staff Reince Priebus and incoming chief strategist Stephen Bannon are reportedly becoming frustrated that Conway is not becoming a team player.
Conway on Sunday blasted Romney, a possible pick for secretary of State, for comments he made about Trump during the presidential campaign. She also questioned if Romney would be loyal.
“I’m all for party unity, but I’m not sure we have to pay for that with the secretary of State position,” Conway said on CNN’s “State of the Union.”
So what is going on here? If Trump is really considering Romney for SecState, why is Conway taking shots at the idea? Is she actually going rouge? If she is, that is a pretty good indicator Team Trump is in disarray.
Is she out there hacking on Romney at the behest of DJT? If so, what is the point of announcing that Romney is in the running and then publicly denouncing it?
This is all very strange.