Monday morning on MSNBC’s Morning Joe we learned that two sources at the top of the Donald Trump transition team confirmed that they spoke to Trump today and that Donald Trump was “furious” at Kellyanne Conway’s comments Sunday suggesting Trump “betrayed” his supporters by even considering Mitt Romney for a position in his cabinet.
“Kellyanne went rogue at Donald Trump’s expense at the worst possible time,” a source familiar with Trump’s thinking told MSNBC.
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Trump’s top aides said they were “baffled” by Conway’s comments and suggested that it feeds into a growing concern inside the campaign that “instead of driving Donald Trump’s message, she’s pushing her own agenda.”
“It’s dangerous,” said a top transition aide.
Steve Bannon and Reince Priebus have reportedly been growing frustrated by Conway’s failure to become a team player in a transition process where the top players are forming a tight knit group around the president-elect.
From Vanity Fair:
But despite the duo’s attempts at public reconciliation, two reports on Tuesday painted a not-so-rosy picture of the goings on at Trump Tower. Politico reports that Trump was “irritated” and “annoyed” by Conway’s off-script remarks and that she has slowly been relegated to the outskirts of Trump’s inner circle. “Kellyanne is more likely to be working on the outside and she knows that . . . so I think she feels a little more liberated about opining,” a top transition aide told the outlet. And on MSNBC’s Morning Joe, host Joe Scarborough suggested that Conway is the sole source of any discord within the president-elect’s cadre of advisers. “The only noise internally, based on all of my sources, is Kellyanne. Does Bannon like it? No, Bannon doesn’t like it but Bannon isn’t going to go out publicly and say anything about it,” he said, before adding, “What Donald Trump does care about is winning and he is going to pick the secretary of state that he thinks will help him win.”