On NBC’s Meet the Press this morning, Kellyanne Conway “hit back” against accusations that her boss and coworkers on the Donald Trump transition team are sore winners. “I’m going to hit back on that,” Conway told MTP host Chuck Todd. “I’m an incredibly gracious, humble person. Let me tell you something, every single media outlet, including this one, on good days ignored us and on bad days knocked us.”
Conway, sounding a bit like, well, a sore winner, was on the program with Hillary Clinton pollster Joel Benenson to rehash Thursday’s angry post-mortem Harvard University showdown between the Trump-Clinton strategy teams.
On MTP, Benenson dismissed notions that Trump has earned a voter “mandate,” noting that the President-elect lost the popular vote. Conway felt otherwise: “We’re the ones who understood America.”
Despite such differences, though, today’s MTP showdown had little if any of the rancor on display at Harvard, the audio of which went viral largely due to the smack talk of Team Clinton’s Jennifer Palmieri: “I would rather lose than win the way you guys did,” she said, charging that the Trump campaign provided a platform for white supremacists.
“Do you think I ran a campaign where white supremacists had a platform?,” an infuriated Conway demanded. “You’re going to look me in the face and tell me that?”
Conway and Benenson were much kinder and gentler today, with Todd ending the segment by congratulating the two for their low decibels. “This is called The Full Jersey,” Conway said, explaining that she and Benenson share a homestate. “We’re both Jersey guys and gals.”
“New York, Kellyanne,” corrected Benenson. “New York.”