Kellyanne Conway calls Morning Joe sexist
Kellyanne Conway continues her headline-making interactions with the hosts of MSNBC’s Morning Joe, texting Joe Scarborough a critique of the talk show’s reporting tactics during Monday’s episode.
Donald Trump’s senior adviser reached out to the former politician after an earlier Morning Joe story claimed the Republican president-elect was “furious” with her performance on the Sunday talk show circuit. Across several media appearances over the weekend, Conway cast doubt on the political loyalties of Mitt Romney, who consistently bashed Trump on the campaign trail but is now speculated to be under consideration for the Secretary of State position.
“We have a response from Kellyanne Conway who says, about our report this morning, ‘It is sexist.’ She says she can have any job she wants and is thinking about taking a role inside and outside the campaign,” Scarborough read. “I’m not sure how that reporting is sexist because those were sources at the top of the campaign.”
He continued: “Is she suggesting that the people that she’s working with, the three people at the top of the Trump transition campaign, are sexist? Because that’s where all this sourcing comes from: the people closest to Donald Trump.”
Mark Halperin, an editor for Bloomberg Politics, also took issue with Conway’s claims while he sat on the Morning Joe panel.
“If Reince Priebus had done what she did, people would be raising the same questions,” he said. “As best I know, he’s not a woman.”
Co-host Mika Brzezinski stressed Conway’s statement about being able to get any job she wants, however, noting Conway’s frustrations likely stemmed from one of Scarborough’s comments during Morning Joe‘s previous hour.
“Kellyanne doesn’t have a job yet. She’s angry about that. She hasn’t been offered the job she wants,” Scarborough said. “No, she is. I can report that, and so she’s striking out. She’s not in any of the meetings where these decisions are being made, and she’s angry about that.”
Watch the Conway-centric Morning Joe segments above. The political talk show airs weekdays at 6 a.m. ET on MSNBC.