“Morning Joe” continued its feud with Donald Trump’s senior aide, Kellyanne Conway, on Monday morning by reporting that the president-elect is “furious” over comments she made regarding Mitt Romney — and Conway quickly called the report “sexist,” via text message.
“Two sources at the top of the Trump transition team confirm to MSNBC that they spoke to the president-elect today and that Donald Trump was ‘furious’ at Kellyanne Conway’s comments on Sunday suggesting Trump betrayed his supporters by even considering Mitt Romney for a position in his cabinet,” co-host Mika Brzezinski said on Monday.
BREAKING – Sources: Trump 'furious' over Conway comments about Romney https://t.co/Sd4kogEPGz
— Morning Joe (@Morning_Joe) November 28, 2016
Co-host Joe Scarborough also said Conway was “striking out” and that she is “angry” she “hasn’t been offered the job she wants” in the Trump administration. Scarborough and Conway went back and fourth over the weekend over the same topic, as the “Morning Joe” co-host accused her of publicly attacking Trump’s choices and said the lack of discretion is “embarrassing” on Twitter.
Conway texted the show, calling the report “sexist.”
“I’m not sure how that reporting is sexist because those were sources at the top of the campaign,” Scarborough replied. “Is she suggesting that the people that she’s working with, the three people at the top of the Trump transition campaign, are sexist? Because that’s where all the sourcing comes from, the people closest to Donald Trump.”
Romney is reportedly being considered for the secretary of state role in Trump’s administration, despite publicly bashing Trump throughout the election.
Brzezinski cited a source familiar with Trump’s thinking, saying, “Kellyanne went rogue at Donald Trump’s expense at the worst possible time” and “instead of driving Donald Trump’s message she’s pushing her own agenda.”
“Steve Bannon and Reince Priebus have reportedly been growing frustrated by Kellyanne 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,” Brzezinski continued.