Recently, “Morning Joe” hosts Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough leveled an attack against both Kellyanne Conway and the Trump administration saying that she does not actually support the President and she’s only serving for the money.
Conway released a statement Tuesday, which can be read in full below (via Conway’s twitter account):
The hosts of MSNBC’s Morning Joe have become virulent critics of the President and those close to him. Ignoring insults and insinuations is a valuable skill. But when sentiments are attributed to me that are not true, it is necessary to respond.
My beliefs, commitments and loyalties are plain to see. The notion that I am serving for ‘the money’ or a ‘paycheck’ is absurd. As campaign manager, I made a fraction of what other consultants have made on unsuccessful presidential campaigns. Then I walked away from dozens of opportunities for millions of dollars, and instead walked into the White House. I would do it again. It is a privilege to assist President Trump in the White House, just as it was during the campaign. I know him, I respect him, I believe in him, and I am confident in his capacity to be a transformative and successful President.
Taking a moment from more important matters to respond …. pic.twitter.com/B0uL0ME0Bi
— Kellyanne Conway (@KellyannePolls) May 16, 2017
The comments from Scarborough and Brzezinski came on Monday morning’s episode wherein they claimed Conway was only in it “for the money”.
Brzezinski commented during the segment:
“This is a woman, by the way, who came on our show during the campaign and would shill for Trump in extensive fashion and then she would get off the air, the camera would be turned off, the microphone would be taken off and she would say ‘bleeech I need to take a shower’ because she disliked her candidate so much.”
Tucker Carlson made a poignant remark regarding the ridiculous and incessant slander against the President and his team:
“Many journalists believe it’s literally impossible to be unfair to Donald Trump or the people who work for him . . . Extremism in the pursuit of Trump is no vice. That’s the view in newsrooms and you hear it in conversations all around Washington, a city that voted 91 percent for Hillary Clinton last fall… They’ve succumbed to Trump hatred that is so intense, it has destroyed their judgment and in some cases affected their character.”