Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) claimed in an interview that he believes that some people in the White House are working to damage the reputation of Trump’s top advisor, Kellyanne Conway.
“She’s gotten a bad rap at times, but I think that’s because of some of the really awful people inside the White House who have been trying to hurt her, as opposed to anything the press came up with on its own,” Christie told the press.
Honestly, though, she’s working for Donald Trump, I’m not sure what further damage you could do to your reputation.
Some believe that those opposing Conway are doing so so that she cannot fill the role of communications director left vacant recently after Hope Hicks left the White House.
Conway stated that even though she was offered the position multiple times, she doesn’t have any intention of leaving her current post.
“I’ve been offered that job many times and no, I work on policy here at the White House,” she said.
“Hope’s been doing this for three years nonstop and I think the president spoke for all of us who have had the privilege and pleasure of working closely with Hope and getting to know her as a friend that she’s fantastic and she has done a tremendous job for him, and as the president says will probably be back in his orbit sometime and someday to help yet again,” she added.
Who could blame her? Trump reportedly hasn’t treated former communications directors well at all. Trump reportedly berated former White House communications director Hope Hicks the day before she resigned.
Trump was apparently furious with Hicks after she admitted to the House Intelligence Committee that she would tell “white lies” to the president, something she was required to do while working in the White House.
One of Trump’s reportedly “close allies” spilled the news to the press this week, saying that Trump thoroughly chastized Hicks after she testified, asking “how she could be so stupid.”
Apparently, that was about all Hope Hicks was going to take for Trump.
Hicks resigned the next day.
“There are no words to adequately express my gratitude to President Trump. I wish the president and his administration the very best as he continues to lead our country,” Hicks said in a statement.
While Hicks hasn’t set an official departure date, but is to be expected to phase out her duties in the next couple of weeks.
“Hope is outstanding and has done great work for the last three years,” Trump said in a statement Wednesday. “She is as smart and thoughtful as they come, a truly great person. I will miss having her by my side but when she approached me about pursuing other opportunities, I totally understood. I am sure we will work together again in the future.”
H/T: The Hill