Kellyanne Conway, Counselor and Assistant to President Donald J. Trump, speaks with reporters on Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020, along the driveway outside the West Wing entrance of the White House. (Official White House Photo by Andrea Hanks) [Photo Cred: The White House from Washington, DC, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons]
What seems to have set Trump off is her revealing that she told Trump that he definitively lost the 2020 election.
Trump responded: “Kellyanne Conway never told me that she thought we lost the election. If she had I wouldn’t have dealt with her any longer – she would have been wrong – could go back to her crazy husband… Writing books can make people say some very strange things.”
Kellyanne revealed in the book that she was likely one of the first staffers to President Trump who told him the hard truth that he had come up short.
Trump’s former campaign manager also took aim at other staffers saying, “Rather than accepting responsibility for the loss, they played along and lent full-throated encouragement (privately, not on TV) when Trump kept insisting he won… The team had failed on November 3, and they failed again afterward. By not confronting the candidate with the grim reality of his situation, that the proof had not surfaced to support the claims, they denied him the evidence he sought and the respect he was due. Instead supplicant after sycophant after showman genuflected in front of the Resolute Desk and promised the president goods they could not deliver.”