The hosts of MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” were interrupted with a text in the middle of their broadcast Monday morning from Donald Trump’s campaign manager Kellyanne Conway.
Conway has been under scrutiny for comments she made on Sunday about Mitt Romney’s potential position in Trump’s cabinet. She criticized the possibility of Romney being considered for Secretary of State due to his bashing and condemnation of Trump along the campaign trail.
Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough of “Morning Joe” reported on Monday that top sources in Trump’s White House transition team said that the president-elect wasn’t pleased with Conway’s remarks.
Shortly after the report, Conway sent in a text message denouncing it, claiming that their report was false and “sexist.”
“We have a response from Kellyanne Conway, who says about our reporting this morning: ‘It is sexist.’ She says she can have any job she wants, and is thinking about taking a role inside and outside of the campaign,” Scarborough told co-host Mika Brzezinski and the rest of the "Morning Joe" panel. “I’m not sure how that reporting is sexist because those were sources at the top of the campaign,” he added.
Although Conway’s text didn’t explicitly indicate what part of the report she deemed sexist, Brzezinksi suggested that she may have been specifically referring to the moment when Scarborough speculated that the only reason Conway went on her anti-Romney rant was, essentially, because she was bitter, Uproxx reports.
“Kellyanne doesn’t have a job yet. She’s angry about that. She hasn’t been offered the job she wants,” Scarborough said. “No she is! I can report that,” he continued just after Brzezinski tried to interrupt him. “And so she’s striking out. She’s not in any of the meetings where these decisions are being made and she’s angry about that.”
Conway’s rebuttal that she “can get any job she wants,” seems to be directly in response to Scarborough's comments, which could have very well been perceived as sexism.
BREAKING - Sources: Trump 'furious' over Conway comments about Romney https://t.co/Sd4kogEPGz— Morning Joe (@Morning_Joe) November 28, 2016
The fact that she felt so compelled to immediately text the hosts to dispute their report shows how passionately she must have felt about how she had been portrayed.
However, the irony lies in the fact that she works for, and constantly defends Trump, who is one of the most overtly sexist men that modern American society has seen.
Trump exemplifies pure and unadulterated sexism, yet she had no problems excusing all of his antics throughout his campaign. Now that her own reputation is being threatened, she suddenly feels compelled to acknowledge and call out sexism.
Whether or not you agree that Scarborough’s assessment was sexist, Conway’s reaction is undeniably ironic.
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