Kellyanne Conway told the Hollywood Reporter that her Sunday appearance on “Meet the Press” where she presented “alternative facts” was one of President Donald Trump’s favorite interviews.
Conway, counselor to the president, defended White House press secretary Sean Spicer’s description of the inauguration crowd size Sunday on NBC. (RELATED: Kellyanne Conway Denies Claim That Tiffany Trump Is Registered To Vote In Two States)
“I’m the face of Donald Trump’s movement,” she told THR. (RELATED: Kellyanne Rips The Media: ‘They’re Not Being Reporters — They’re Being Professional Hacks’)
“If you see me on TV, it’s because he wants me there,” Conway said.
Trump originally offered her the position of press secretary but she said she turned him down over and over because she wanted to be on the inside “where 95 percent of what I say to him will never be public.” She said she wanted to “be in the room.”
She has “promised the president my role would include communications, in that I will oversee and be a part of the communications and message for the White House.”
She also talked about the way she is perceived in social media and “the public cesspool that is Twitter” where she is called names like “ugly, stupid, liar,” and “meth queen,” but added that it’s not worth her time to get upset by 140-character insults, according to the Washington Post, noting a recent social media campaign designed to have news programs boycott her as a guest.
“I can put my shoes and panty hose back on and go on any show at any time,” Conway said, knowing her position in the administration will keep her in high demand.