It is always interesting to me that the people who complain most loudly about campaign ethics violations, or of flip-flopping candidates are often guilty of those infractions themselves.
The Premier Trump spokesperson, Kellyanne Conway seems to be a master of double-speak and of questionable integrity. For months she was a key aide to Senator Ted Cruz, one of Donald Trump’s major opponents for the Republican nomination for president. During that period she was highly critical of Trump for lying, for dirty tactics, for defrauding students at Trump University and for distortions. Today as a Trump spokesperson, she is defending the man she previously thought was unqualified to be President.
Kellyanne is a fraud and a liar and should not be believed. Her words are hollow, her defenses are without conviction and her loyalty is to money and only money. Ms. Conway is nothing more than a paid mouthpiece who will say whatever is necessary to support whoever pays her the most. For example; after months of being critical of Donald Trump, Kellyanne switched sides and was hired by the Trump campaign on August 17, 2016. In the approximately four months from then until November 8 (election day), Ms. Conway was paid some $1.5 million for her work on the Trump campaign. Following are just some of the things Conway said about Trump while on the Cruz payroll.
Conway: “I Would Like To See” Trump’s Tax Returns “Be Transparent.” Conway criticized Trump’s failure to release his tax returns, saying, “I would like to see those be transparent.” She also castigated Trump’s “unpresidential” rhetoric, referencing the time when he “insulted [his opponents] as ‘lying Ted’ and John Kasich ‘who eats like this slob.’” April 25, 2016
Conway: Trump Victims include those who enrolled at Trump University. ”Conway praised anti-Trump messaging, saying it’s that “gotten better” because people are “starting to talk about victims of Trump University, victims of Trump in Atlantic City.” Conway also continued highlighting Trump’s hypocrisy in claiming that he is “for the little guy,” when really he has built his business “on the backs of the little guy.” March 8, 2016
Conway Condemned Trump For “Hurling Personal Insults” And Using “Vulgar” Language That Was “Unfortunate For Children.” Conway reprimanded Trump for using “the p-word” at a rally, language she characterized as “unfortunate for children,” and claimed that voters “will think thrice now when they go into the ballot box.” February 9, 2016
Conway blasts Trump for For Accusing Cruz Primary workers Of Using Gestapo Tactics.” Conway mocked Trump’s complaints after he lost the Colorado primary that “the system is rigged, the system is corrupt,” saying, “You can whine and complain all you want,” but “you didn’t know the rules.” April 12, 2016
Conway accuses Trump of being pro-establishment. Conway charged the Trump campaign with “becoming a little cozy with the establishment” by hiring Paul Manafort as chairman. April 4, 2016
Conway on Trump’s “False” Accusations Conway criticized Trump for insulting Cruz’ wife” as well as for his accusations that Cruz was “committing a felony and breaking a law. April 6, 2016
Kellyanne Conway: Ours is the only pro-Cruz super PAC that’s recognized by the Cruz campaign as a super PAC. “I think when you lose a primary, you just say, “This is a bad day for the home team,” and you move on. You graciously say congratulations and you say, “I’ll see you on my home turf in New York.”
But look, it’s one thing to hurl personal insults at somebody’s wife, and that cost Mr Trump dearly in Wisconsin and dearly among women voters all across this country. Read the polls. Mr. Trump loves the polls. You live by the polls, you die by the polls.
But it is quite another to accuse Ted Cruz himself and professionals who have been at this long time practically, of committing a felony and breaking a law. We could just brush it off, but it shows you the danger of just saying things that aren’t true and getting people to believe it and getting 20,000 people at a rally today to just lap it up as if it’s true.” April 4, 2016
Conway: Unlike Trump, “Pro-Life Candidates” “Don’t Need Four Or Five Times To Get It Right.” Conway vehemently disagreed with Trump’s suggestion that there should be some form of punishment for women who have abortions, arguing that he had “upended” decades of work by pro-lifers, and she implied that real pro-life candidates “would have gotten [the question] right the first time because “the pro-life community is one mind on this. You do not punish the woman. She is looked upon as a victim. There are two victims if you’re a pro-lifer, there are two victims, the woman and her unborn child. They are of a single mind. They came out very strongly today, and many of them feel like their work over many years, if not decades, was upended.” March 10, 2016
We could easily have expanded this list to include more examples, but this sufficiently shows just how insincere Kellyanne Conway is. She’ll say anything if the price is right. As mentioned earlier, in her less than four months as campaign manager for the Trump Campaign she was paid over $1.5 million for her work on the Trump campaign. Let’s break that down. Her pay amounts to about $375,000 a month or about $93,000 a week or, say she worked 60 hours a week she was paid $1,562 an hour. That’s a healthy paycheck in anyone’s language.
And now you know who Kellyanne Conway is.
And from where I sit, that’s the truth!