TRUMP PEOPLE/KELLYANNE CONWAY: “President Trump’s senior adviser denied a CNN report claiming she was ‘sidelined’ for a week on Wednesday night, saying somebody is ‘trying to stir up trouble.’
The former Trump campaign manage turned pseudo-White House-spokeswoman found herself in hot water last week when she told MSNBC that former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn had the president’s ‘full confidence.’ Flynn resigned the next day, leaving many media pundits to question Conway’s credibility.
Since last week’s incident, Conway hadn’t appeared on a talk show in over a week. On Wednesday night, though, Conway denied this report during a FOX News appearance with Sean Hannity.
‘Somebody’s trying to stir up trouble,’ she told Hannity. ‘About 5 percent of what I’m being asked to do in this White House counsel role is TV, and I think that’s about right.’
A Wednesday CNNMoney report cited White House sources in saying this pause on Conway’s TV appearances was intentional, and that Conway ‘was sidelined from television appearances for a week for making statements that were at odds with the administration’s official stance.’ “
–Christina Gregg, “Kellyanne Conway denies report that she was ‘sidelined’ from TV appearances,” AOL.com, Feb. 23, 2017