As Donald Trump’s presidency painfully drags on, it’s getting harder and harder for even the most dishonest, slimy members of his administration to continue defending him. This could not have been any more apparent than in the interview that White House counselor Kellyanne Conway gave earlier today.
Conway found herself in a pickle when she was supposed to talk about the government shutdown and defend Trump from criticism for leading that shutdown. But as she stepped in front of the cameras, something remarkable happened. In an out of character, half-hearted statement, Conway simply mumbled a few words and then walked away. As Conway has become infamous for being Trump’s biggest cheerleader no matter how badly he has f*cked up, this was a clear sign that Trump’s White House is running out of steam and they’re accepting defeat.
We certainly hope they can get it together. Our military workers and government workers deserve it, our military spouses and those CHIP recipients. That’s what leadership looks like, the president inviting people from both chambers both parties again and again to the White House to discuss matters of the day with him.”
You can watch Kellyanne’s soul leave her body below:
Conway has only one job — to hype Trump up as much as possible and re-frame all of his mistakes as brilliant plans. That enthusiasm was completely missing from this interview, as there was not one hint of faith or confidence in her voice. It was as if Conway knew the Trump administration was defeated on the government shutdown, and she had accepted the administration’s fate. She may not have admitted it with her words, but her facial expression and tone of voice said everything she couldn’t.
Like many of Trump’s staffers, Conway is exhausted and struggling to stay afloat in Trump’s dysfunctional, chaotic White House. Trump is running his team into the ground, and they’re beginning to fall apart.
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