White House Senior Advisor Kellyanne Conway threw shade on former President Obama during a brief segment on “Fox & Friends” Wednesday morning, reflecting on the summit that just came to a close in Singapore. She said, “Look, the last president was handed Nobel Peace Prize. This president is actually going to earn it.”
Conway was responding to a question about CNN’s Jim Acosta, who was criticized for shouting questions as President Trump and North Korea’s Kim Jong Un walked by the gathered press.
She explained, “Some people in the White House press corps do that routinely. They want to make things about them. I’m not giving any names, because I don’t want to give it any oxygen. They make it about me, myself and I. On Twitter they’re a hot mess, snark and bark toward this president and those who work for him, including people in the White House who work for him. Things that would not pass editorial muster? Newspaper — I call it social media muscle — cable news cojones. Many of them demonstrate that but don’t have the courage.”
“This summit is about peace and prosperity,” Conway continued. “It is not about that correspondent or another correspondent. The president didn’t make it about himself. He made it about a process. He made it about doing something great for the world. Look, the last president was handed Nobel Peace Prize. This president is actually going to earn it.”
Conway went on to say that she herself was “pro-press,” and that, in her view, the president and the press effectively have “joint custody” of the country for the remainder of the Trump administration. She said, “People need to really figure out how to cover this president in a respectful manner. They can be skeptical. They can, but there is time and place.”