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Jared Kushner Wants Kellyanne Conway Fired But Melania Trump Wants Her to Stay
Trump world has had a very difficult week.
Donald Trump is facing impeachment hearings this week, and it’s not looking good for the fat orange one.
One of his biggest sycophants, Kellyanne Conway, went on CNN to try to defend the president, but it didn’t work out very well.
After Wolf Blitzer played a clip of Kellyanne’s husband’s MSNBC appearance, Kellyanne said: “What you just quoted is said every single day by other voices. But you wanted to put it in my husband’s voice, because you think somehow that that will help your ratings, or that you’re really sticking it to Kellyanne Conway.” She continued, “And let me be very clear: You didn’t stick it to Kellyanne Conway. I think you embarrassed yourself, and I’m embarrassed for you, because this is CNN now?”
After being asked to comment on her husband's comments on MSNBC, @KellyannePolls said @WolfBlitzer “embarrassed” himself by asking about her husband and only did it for ratings.https://t.co/5xF9e6NLud pic.twitter.com/6vCK6RjCfe
— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) November 14, 2019
And according to Vanity Fair’s Gabriel Sherman, if presidential son-in-law Jared Kushner has his way, Kellyanne will soon be out of the White House.
From Vanity Fair, “Multiple sources told me Jared Kushner has lobbied Trump to push Kellyanne out of the administration as a way of neutralizing George’s attacks. “Jared wants her gone. There’s real friction,” a source said. A former West Wing official confirmed the tensions between Kellyanne and Kushner. The roots of their feud go back to the earliest days of the administration. “Kellyanne has complained that Jared has tried to do a number on her from day one,” the former official said.”
But, Kellyanne does have one important person in her corner…Melania Trump.
From VF, “One source close to Kellyanne says Melania Trump remains a loyal ally and wants her to stay in the administration.”
Inside the White House, Donald Trump is frustrated by George Conways’s attacks, a Republican close to the administration told VF. Trump has blamed Kellyanne for giving her husband a platform to attack him. “George gets all his power from you,” Trump told her recently, according to a Republican briefed on the conversation.