June 11, 2017
South Jersey native Kellyanne Conway, top aide to President Trump, went on the record late last month to say that women in the White House are given full respect and a platform exercise their influence in the best interests of the country.
Off-the-record, Conway may be a bit disillusioned with how things are going in Washington, D.C.
At a weekend watch party for the British election, Conway reportedly vented about her West Wing colleagues in an off-the-record conversation with a group of reporters, according to Politico.
Details of Conway's comments were revealed by the impromptu @KellyanneLeaks Twitter account, which highlighted her alleged remarks about White House chief of staff Reince Priebus and others.
She had a good/cruel riff mocking @Reince45 in WH staff meetings.— Kellyanne Leaks (@KellyanneLeaks) June 9, 2017
"No leaks guuuys" she said, mimicking him in a dopey voice. "Seriously" 5/
"He should just be honest: 'I'm upset because there's someone working on a story who pronounces it RAYNSE instead of REINCE.'" 6/— Kellyanne Leaks (@KellyanneLeaks) June 9, 2017
Before some WaPo folks joined her, she was talking about recent weeks in the WH to some other party guests. This expression was telling. 7/ pic.twitter.com/pR8KIuZSsF— Kellyanne Leaks (@KellyanneLeaks) June 9, 2017
Conway also reportedly took a swipe at White House chief of legislative affairs Mark Short, ostensibly because the Trump administration has been criticized for a stalled agenda.
At one point @KellyannePolls said "Honestly, what the fuck does Marc Short do all day?" 10/— Kellyanne Leaks (@KellyanneLeaks) June 9, 2017
At one point, Conway allegedly acknowledged that her evasive interview about tapes connected to President Trump's meeting with fired FBI Director James Comey was conducted with Trump's direct instructions.
She said Trump told her to say "Jim Comey will have to wait and see about the tapes"; she added "I chose to convert that to 'no comment'" 3/— Kellyanne Leaks (@KellyanneLeaks) June 9, 2017
White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer told Politico Conway's comments were misconstrued and taken out of context. Rumors of a looming White House shakeup, potentially reaching as high as Priebus, have yet to materialize in the weeks since reports of an impending change first surfaced.