White House counselor Kellyanne Conway responded Tuesday to accusations that she has acted disgusted by President Trump when the cameras aren’t rolling.
Conway’s statement came in response to claims made by the hosts of MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.” Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski mocked Conway during their show, saying she is in private disgusted by Trump.
“The notion that I am serving for ‘the money’ or a ‘paycheck’ is absurd. As campaign manager, I made a fraction of what other consultants have made on unsuccessful presidential campaigns,” Conway wrote in astatement on Twitter.
“Then I walked away from dozens of opportunities for millions of dollars, and instead walked into the White House. I would do it again.”
Scarborough and Brzezinski made their claims about Conway on Monday, describing her as unhappy to defend Trump on air.
“This is a woman, by the way, who came on our show during the campaign and would shill for Trump in extensive fashion and then she would get off the air, the camera would be turned off, the microphone would be taken off and she would say ‘bleeech, I need to take a shower’ because she disliked her candidate so much,” Brzezinski said.
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— Kellyanne Conway (@KellyannePolls) May 16, 2017
” ‘I have to take a shower because it feels so dirty to be saying what I’m saying,’ ” Brzezinski added. “I guess she’s just used to it now.”
Joe Scarborough also imitated Conway during the same segment, suggesting she only took the job to make money.
” ‘I’m just doing this for the money, I’ll be off this soon,’ ” Scarborough said, mock quoting Conway.
“I don’t know that she ever said ‘I’m doing this for the money,’ but this is just my summer vacation, my summer in Europe. And basically, I’m gonna get through this.”
Conway on Tuesday insisted that she is “confident” in Trump and respects her boss.
“It is a privilege to assist President Trump in the White House, just as it was during the campaign. I know him, I respect him, I believe in him, and I am confident in his capacity to be a transformative and successful President,” Conway said in the statement.