Since Donald Trump’s political ascendance over the last two years, critics have wondered if his spokespeople, including White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer or top adviser and spin artist Kellyanne Conway, actually believe what they are telling reporters when they talk on the record about his statements and policies. Each has defended, among many other controversies, the size of the new president’s Inauguration Day crowd and his travel ban against travelers from some Muslim-majority nations.
Spicer supposedly had a meltdown after last week’s surprise firing of FBI director James Comey, but it wasn’t until Monday’s Morning Joe episode that the public learned of Conway’s alleged distaste not only for the spin she does for the president, but even for Trump himself. Hosts Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski spoke about how Conway would act and speak off camera after talking Trump up during last year’s campaign.
“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,” Brezinski said, according to Mediaite.