Kellyanne Conway's Real Feelings on Trump Exposed.
Counselor to President Donald Trump Kellyanne Conway was reportedly interviewing for post-election positions in cable news ahead of the 2016 election in the belief that Trump was doomed to lose the race, according a newly published report based on excerpts from journalist Michael Wolff's upcoming book on the Trump White House.
The report, published in New York Magazine, claims that Conway was actively searching for an on-air position in cable news before the election, because she, like the rest of the Trump team, was convinced he would not win the election.
She reportedly spent Election Day calling media figures and political allies to blame what she believed would be an impending electoral loss on then-chairman of the Republican National Committee, Reince Priebus.
According to the report, everyone on Trump's team, including former chief strategist Steve Bannon, had a future in mind following what they believed would be Trump's inevitable loss — the Trump family would become even more internationally famous than they already were, and Bannon looked ready to position himself as the head of the Tea Party movement.
Upon learning of Trump's win, Trump's team was reportedly stunned. Trump himself looked like he had seen a ghost, according to Wolff. And despite Tweets from Trump to the contrary, the report claims that First Lady Melania Trump burst into tears.
The White House pushed back against the claims about Melania.
"This book is clearly going to be sold in the bargain fiction section," Stephanie Grisham, communications director for the first lady, said in a statement. "Mrs. Trump supported her husband's decision to run for president and in fact, encouraged him to do so. She was confident he would win and was very happy when he did."
Another exposed detail of Conway's position on Trump was reported by Huffington Post:
Privately, Kellyanne Conway rolls her eyes at Trump’s antics.
White House counselor Kellyanne Conway — arguably Trump’s most loyal defender — has what Wolff describes in the book as a “convenient On-Off toggle.”
In private, in the Off position, she seemed to regard Trump as a figure of exhausting exaggeration or even absurdity—or, at least, if you regarded him that way, she seemed to suggest that she might, too. She illustrated her opinion of her boss with a whole series of facial expressions: eyes rolling, mouth agape, head snapping back. But in the On position, she metamorphosed into believer, protector, defender, and handler.