Hey, Kelly-Anne, what’s your game now?
Can anybody play?
[With apologies to the Hollies]
The fascinating business with Trump mouthpiece Kellyanne Conway comes up so often. I cast about for a niche to harbor these stories. The topic enshrined as Buyer’s Remorse seems appropriate. If ever something would engender buyer’s remorse, it would be seeing the person you spent your November vote on being dragged down on a daily basis by Conway, she of tight mind and loose fact.
Fame came to Conway way before she launched into the Bowling Green Massacre fiasco, which could be logged to a mental hiccup. Prior and, importantly subsequent, loose-marble events aren’t so easily sloughed off. Something is seriously wrong. Illustrations abound. How about a recent interview on C-SPAN. YouTube has it:
Michael Wolff, The Hollywood Reporter contributor: And yet, why does he [Trump] speak to her.
He’s talking about Maggie Haberman. She’s a political reporter for The New York Times and a political analyst for CNN. Wolff wants to know why the President is giving an interview with Haberman, when it’s apparent he does not like her.
Conway: Why do you say that? [Say that Trump does not like Haberman]
Wolff: Because he’s told me. [Laughter from the audience]
Conway’s response demonstrates a severe disconnect from reality.
Conway: That’s just not true. I think it’s inappropriate to say who the President does not like.
After meandering a bit, she hits on a sure fire rebuttal—something that’s going to put the lie to Wolff’s assertion.
Conway: Donald Trump is somebody, who, as a businessman, a very well-known New Yorker, who bet on New York when no one else would…
Yes, that makes a lot of sense. Obviously Wolff was so off base with his remark about Trump not liking Haberman. Surely an instance of fake news. Forget for a moment that Donald Trump told Wolff he did not like Haberman. Facts are so inconvenient. Also alternative.
Some of us are beginning to wonder if Donald Trump is coming to acknowledge the liabilities of people such as Conway. The New York Times reported on the recent shuffling of chairs on the ship of state. Conway’s fade is apparent:
The split has widened in a White House filled with aides facing constant questions from reporters about their place. Kellyanne Conway, the president’s counselor and once the most prominent face of the White House, has been less visible after several public misstatements. Sean Spicer, the press secretary known for combative encounters with reporters, is struggling to match his aggressive boss’s expectations. And Mr. Trump’s penchant for polling outsiders about his staff fosters tension.
Would Donald Trump look to fend off buyer’s remorse among his alt-right base, and chose to, instead, stiff me by ditching my favorite truth factory? We would all be saddened. Call it remorse.