Campaign manager Kellyanne Conway has told Donald Trump he needs to stick to the script or he will lose, NY Post is reporting.
Kellyanne was responding to Trump spending a better part of his time at a Pennsylvania event Saturday talking about the women who leveled sexual allegations against him instead of rallying supporters for the November 8 elections a few weeks away.
Conway, who will be 50 on Inauguration Day, had told her boss “You and I are in a fight for the next 17 days.” When Trump had asked what she meant, she had revealed that a 15-minute tirade over filing lawsuits against his accusers rather than delving into serious policy issues was implying that he would not win the elections.
“And that comment you just made sounds like you think you’re going to lose. And we’re going to argue about it until you win.”
When Conway had been asked by reporters if she knew Trump was going to spend 15 minutes talking about his alleged accusers rather than talk about how he was going to create 25 million jobs for Americans, Conway had deftly pointed that Trump was being presidential by talking about what suited him at the time.
“Well, he delivers his own speeches. This is his candidacy. He’s the guy who’s running for the White House.”
She had added that Trump was only trying to defend himself, however, her choice of words left much to the imagination.
“He’s just trying to defend himself against, uh, false accusers, as he says.”
Conway, who has been doing her best to keep Trump on the straight-and-narrow and ensure that his campaign message continues to resonate with his supporters, seems to be running out of steam.
The Republican nominee continues to blow off the glaring difference in poll numbers between him and his Democratic rival, Hillary Clinton, calling the results bogus and even telling his supporters that if he loses, he would deem his race to the White House, a waste of time.
The 49-year-old campaign manager has taken a different stand in recent times, a pointer that it is hard to keep Trump on-message and not have him react to distractions. Conway revealed that people had been telling her to put a muffler on Trump’s tweets especially since he was using his account to whip up dangerous sentiments over the authenticity of the elections.
“People will seriously say, ‘Can’t you delete his Twitter account?’ I’m not going to take it away—it’s not for me to take away a grown man’s Twitter account.”
On Sunday, Kellyanne appeared on NBC’s Meet the Press where she acknowledged for the first time that the Trump camp was behind in the elections. On Monday, Trump had appeared to agree with her, telling a news paper reporter that he was “somewhat behind in the polls.”
Later in the day, the Manhattan billionaire in true Trump fashion had backtracked and disagreed with his campaign manager. In a feisty speech, he had lambasted the media alleging that there was a conspiracy mounting against him to lose even though, “we’re winning.”
He said this a few minutes after 3:30 p.m. after Conway had tweeted that they were behind his Democratic rival. Naturally, she had to delete the tweet.
This is not the first time that campaign manager Conway and Donald Trump have appeared to be at loggerheads.
There was the idea of her trying to douse fires when Donald Trump said he would put Hillary Clinton in jail if he won the election the Republican candidate had backtracked. In the last presidential debate, where Trump talked about “bad hombres,” Conway had suggested that she was far from impressed with what her boss had said. She had downplayed rumors that she would leave the Trump camp, but inserted a cryptic caveat alluding to the fact that all might not be well.
Conway has also been surprising her Twitter followers with tweets that compliment her and negatively reflect on Trump. When BuzzFeed reporter, McKay Coppins tweeted a supporter had shouted at Trump to stay on-topic during a rally, Conway had responded, “That was me, I was there.”
It is getting hard for Kellyanne Conway to speak for Trump and then try to reconcile when her boss does something entirely different.
The pressure seems to be piling on Trump’s third campaign manager.
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