Trump ‘Furious’ over Conway Comments About Romney: Report
Donald Trump slammed his own campaign manager, Kellyanne Conway, on Sunday after she criticized his potential secretary of state pick, Mitt Romney.
The Hill reports:
Trump’s top aides said they were “baffled” over Conway’s comments about Romney, MSNBC reported.
A source said the comments escalate concerns that Conway is “pushing her own agenda” instead of driving Trump’s message.
“It’s dangerous,” a top transition aide told MSNBC.
Incoming chief of staff Reince Priebus and incoming chief strategist Stephen Bannon are reportedly getting more and more frustrated that Conway is not becoming a team player.
“Morning Joe” senior producer Jesse Rodriguez tweeted early Monday that Conway called the show’s reporting “false” and “sexist.”
Conway on Sunday blasted Romney, a possible secretary of State pick, for comments he made about Trump during the presidential campaign. She questioned if he 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.”
Conway said she has received feedback from people who say they would feel “betrayed” if Trump nominated Romney to serve in his administration. During the presidential campaign, Romney was a strong critic of the president-elect.
“I’m just saying, we don’t even know if Mitt Romney voted for Donald Trump,” she said.
“I think there are concerns that those of us that are loyal have, and we want a secretary of State who’s loyal to the president.”
Conway also questioned if Romney was qualified for the job.
“Gov. Romney, in the last four years, has he been around the globe doing something on behalf of the United States of which we’re unaware?” Conway asked.
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