In an interview on Fox News with host Harris Faulkner, White House counselor Kellyanne Conway blasted the conservative anti-Trump group, The Lincoln Project. She criticized the super PAC, co-founded by her husband, over a new ad they released which targeted the President’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic.
She argued that they had all failed and only she had succeeded in actually electing a president. “They’ve all failed. They never succeeded the way I did as campaign manager, and they never got their candidate where my candidate got.” Conway continued, “He’s president of the United States — mostly because of what he did, and the vice president. They were our two greatest assets. But let’s be honest here.”
Faulkner questioned Conway about the feud between Trump and The Lincoln Project. He also brought up George Conway’s Washington Post op-ed, pointing specifically to where Conway said that Trump’s “narcissism” was keeping him from properly performing his role as president. Conway said that “he can only act for himself, not for the nation.”
Faulkner said, “this is not about your husband, this is not about your marriage. This is about that group. It just so happens that George Conway wrote this op-ed today.”
Conway was immediately on the defense, firing back, “It certainly is about my husband or you would have quoted other people in the group.”
This is where slammed the political strategists who are in charge of running The Lincoln Project, saying they failed by not being able to elect a president.
In the scathing ad released on Monday by the “never Trump” Republican group, the call out the president for his gross negligence in handling the current pandemic crisis properly. They accuse him of having made the US “weaker, sicker and poorer.” The ad is titled “Mourning in America” as a nod to former President Ronald Reagan’s much more optimistic “Morning in America” ad from 1984, purposefully painting a much bleaker picture of the country now vs. then.
Trump threw the Conways’ marriage under the bus in a typical Twitter tantrum, saying, “I don’t know what Kellyanne did to her deranged loser of a husband, Moonface, but it must have been really bad.”
Faulkner asked Kellyanne Conway if Trump should just “ignore them” rather than tweet in the manner he had, suggesting he is turning off potential voters. Conway said, “That’s great advice. I sure do.”
“But the president isn’t ignoring them,” Faulkner interrupted.
Conway replied, “Once in a while he doesn’t,” saying he simply wanted to “expose” its members “who act like they are so dignified and holier-than-thou than everyone when nobody ever says what their track record is.”