White House Formally Kicks Kellyanne Conway To The Television Curb (TWEETS)


Kellyanne Conway’s voice grated on the last nerve of many Americans, but now it is formal. The White House, aka Donald Trump, just pulled her from TV appearances after a whole roll of “alternative facts,” but wait a minute. Was that necessary?

A CNNMoney source close to the White House said:

‘Clearly they’re having much more of a drama-free week. Having Kellyanne off television is helping them.’

For months, Conway has been the personality speaking on television for Trump, but the networks have yanked her from their shows because her comments did not match the administration’s official message.

Conway disagreed. She wrote on Twitter:

‘I serve at the pleasure of @POTUS. His message is my message. His goals are my goals. Uninformed chatter doesn’t matter.’

On the other hand, several network shows have already banned her. MSNBC’s Morning Joe’s co-host Mika Brzezinski said:

‘We know for a fact she tries to book herself on this show. I won’t do it, because I don’t believe in fake news or information that is not true. Every time I’ve ever seen her on television, something’s askew, off, or incorrect.’

Co-host Joe Scarborough was more charitable. He said Conway was not exactly lying. He thought she was trying to prove her relevance:

‘I don’t even think she’s saying things she knows to be untrue, she’s just saying things just to get in front of a TV set and prove her relevance because behind the scenes, she’s not in these meetings.’

An anchor on another network told CNNMoney on the condition of anonymity that his network has excluded Conway for months because the viewer gets:

‘Nothing out of her. She constantly obfuscates and misrepresents the truth. At best, Conway is low-hanging spinning fruit, sugary but empty. At worst she’s an apparatchiks or, as Carl Bernstein puts it, “a propaganda minister.” Neither is good for the republic. That’s why I’ve chosen not to have her on.’

The White House blames Conway for saying National Security Adviser Michael Flynn had the president’s “full confidence.” The same day, Flynn quit. Conway said he resigned, but White House Press Secretary Sean Spice contradicted her, saying Trump asked for his resignation.

A CNNMoney White House source said:

‘Clearly they’re having much more of a drama-free week. Having Kellyanne off television is helping them.’

CNNMoney’s sources think she will come back to TV, but the White House is enjoying this break:

‘Trump was using her as an effective surrogate, then she started becoming ineffective. So they’re letting the heat cool off.’

Trying to take control of the problem, Conway said:

‘I’m trying to reduce my television exposure.’

Oh sure, and this is the middle of summer.

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