Kellyanne Conway on Monday slammed the unnamed Trump administration official behind The New York Times’ explosive “resistance” op-ed as “cowardly” ― weeks after trying to anonymously drag her husband in the media.
The top White House adviser said the anonymous author should be “shamed” for not having the “courage to come forward” during an appearance Monday on “Fox & Friends.”
“Cowards are like criminals — they eventually suss out themselves because they eventually confess or brag to the wrong person,” Conway said. “And I suspect that’s what will happen here.”
.@KellyannePolls: Anonymous NYT op-ed writer “should be named, blamed, and shamed for not having the courage to come forward” pic.twitter.com/UaIWq9oBHo
— FOX & friends (@foxandfriends) September 10, 2018
Ironically, a Washington Post profile published last month about Conway and husband George Conway, a vocal Trump critic, suggested she harbored a different take on anonymous sources.
In the piece, reporter Ben Terris wrote that Kellyanne Conway called her husband’s tweets mocking Trump “disrespectful and a violation of basic decency” ― only to later claim her remarks had been “off the record” and should be attributed to “a person familiar with their relationship.”
Twitter users didn’t miss the apparent hypocrisy of Kellyanne Conway’s comments Monday.
Kellyanne Conway wanted to put her own quotes attacking her husband off the record. https://t.co/i79E5Uurqg
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) September 10, 2018
Kellyanne, who wanted be quoted as an anonymous source to complain about George’s tweets. Girl, bye.
— Kat And (@katander5) September 10, 2018
Didn’t Kellyanne want to be an anonymous source while trashing her husband?
— Dennis Dudney (@dudney_dennis) September 10, 2018
Guess who wanted to remain anonymous in order to publicly attack her spouse, @gtconway3d.
Kellyanne “Coward” Conway. https://t.co/CxREgIBvbq