The author of the upcoming Trumplandia tell-all, A Team of Vipers, Cliff Sims writes about a day in May 2017, when Morning Joe accused White House counselor Kellyanne Conway of being disloyal to Prznint Stupid. To set the scene, Sims is called to BS Barbie’s office…
“I assumed this was because she feared Trump would believe the charges … I had not brought my work laptop upstairs with me when she called, so Kellyanne pointed over to her personal MacBook sitting on the conference table on the other side of the room. “Just use that and type something up for me,” she said.
“I sat down and started slowly pecking out a statement. … I was also getting distracted by the nonstop stream of iMessages popping up on the screen. At that point, personal phones had not yet been banned in the West Wing, so Kellyanne was sitting at her desk texting away. And since her iMessage account was tied to both her phone and her laptop, … I could inadvertently see every conversation she was having.
“Over the course of 20 minutes or so, she was having simultaneous conversations with no fewer than a half-dozen reporters, most of them from outlets the White House frequently trashed for publishing “fake news.”
“Journalists from The New York Times, The Washington Post, CNN, Politico, and Bloomberg were all popping up on the screen. … As I sat there trying to type, she bashed Jared Kushner, Reince Priebus, Steve Bannon, and Sean Spicer, all by name.
“She also recounted private conversations she’d had with the president, during which, at least in her telling, she’d convinced him to see things her way, which she said was a challenge when you’re dealing with someone so unpredictable and unrestrained. She wasn’t totally trashing the president, … but she definitely wasn’t painting him in the most favorable light. She was talking about him like a child she had to set straight. …
“I was supposed to be writing a statement, defending her against accusations that she had done almost exactly what I was watching her do that very moment.”
BS Barbie responds!
Kellyanne Conway fires back at Cliff Sims in VF: “While it’s rare, I prefer to knife people from the front, so they see it coming.” According to a source, the statement was drafted with her husband, George Conway https://t.co/r4vaNavHct
— VANITY FAIR (@VanityFair) January 24, 2019
As does her husband…
I never saw this statement, let alone helped draft it; nor was I aware of the book excerpt to which it responds until a short while ago. https://t.co/VwF8KBVTag
— George Conway (@gtconway3d) January 24, 2019
I can hardly wait to see how long before Prznint Stupid You’re Fireds her!