Trump Adviser Piles on Romney, Gets Piled On

Sources tell MSNBC Trump isn't pleased with Kellyanne Conway's comments
By Kate Seamons,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 28, 2016 7:41 AM CST
Conway in Hot Seat After Romney Attack
Kellyanne Conway, from left, President-elect Donald Trump, New York Times Publisher Arthur Sulzberger Jr., and vice chairman of The New York Times Company Michael Golden appear during a meeting with editors and reporters at The New York Times building, Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2016 in New York.   (Hiroko Masuike/The New York Times via AP)

It's been called a "searing attack" and escalation of "war." Now Trump adviser Kellyanne Conway's harsh words about Mitt Romney on Sunday are allegedly ticking off her boss, at least according to two top transition team sources who spoke with MSNBC. They tell the network they talked to a "furious" Trump on Monday and suggest members of the team— MSNBC names Steve Bannon (reportedly no fan of Romney as well) and Reince Priebus —are having issues with a going-rogue Conway. Conway's response to MSNBC: "It is all false. And sexist." The AP speculate: "The extraordinary public nature of [the anti-Romney] effort has also stirred speculation that it could be a Trump-approved attempt to humiliate a prominent Republican who staunchly opposed him throughout the presidential campaign."

Conway had on Thursday suggested on Twitter that secretary of state candidate Romney was disloyal to Trump. On Sunday, she got much more pointed while making the TV rounds. She appeared on NBC's Meet the Press, ABC's This Week, and CNN's State of the Union,
saying Romney had been "nothing but awful" to Trump for a year, per the AP. Politico reports she had this to say on CNN: "Gov. Romney in the last four years, I mean, has he been around the globe doing something on behalf of the United States of which we’re unaware? Did he go and intervene in Syria, where they’re having a massive humanitarian crisis? Has he been helpful to Mr. Netanyahu?" (More Kellyanne Conway stories.)

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