Kellyanne Conway Turns To Pal Chris Cuomo Over Trump Guide

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There’s nothing pretend about Kellyanne Conway’s affection for Chris Cuomo — or her displeasure with writer Michael Wolff.

Earlier than happening Cuomo’s model new CNN present “Prime Time,” on Wednesday evening, Conway instructed a media insider there’s nowhere she’d somewhat “return hearth” towards Wolff, whose tome “Fireplace and Fury” paints the White Home in a really unfavorable gentle. Regardless of the White Home’s tireless criticism of CNN as “pretend information,” Conway thinks Cuomo is the right conduit.

“I like sparring with Chris Cuomo finest as a result of I do know him,” she instructed our supply. Conway can also be glad the interview will happen indoors.

“I’m often freezing exterior on the garden whereas he is studying from the teleprompter with 5 individuals in his ear together with (CNN president) Jeff Zucker in all probability saying ‘blow via the commercials, blow via the commercials.’ So he has the benefit.”

For Cuomo, whose new prime time program kicked off a brief take a look at run this week, Conway’s go to could not come at a greater time both.

“Regardless of the testy clashes they often have, they notice they make good TV collectively,” stated our supply.

In “Fireplace and Fury,” Conway’s boss is portrayed as a shallow man who’s out of his depth. Wolff stated that it was Conway, together with just lately ousted “chief strategist” Steve Bannon, who helped him acquire essential White Home entry for his no-holds-barred tome concerning the President. Conway has been largely out of the general public eye for the reason that guide hit cabinets final week.

For Cuomo, whose new prime time program kicked off a brief take a look at run this week, Conway’s go to could not come at a greater time both.

“Regardless of the testy clashes they often have, they notice they make good TV collectively,” stated our supply.

In line with our insider, Conway, a 50-year-old Camden, N.J. native has been “coming into her personal” in a strategic capability now that Bannon has left the administration. Regardless of Wednesday’s CNN look, Conway claims she prefers being a wonk to a talker.

“I instructed the president from the start that I didn’t wish to be press secretary — I’m a coverage particular person,” she stated. “That’s what I love to do and that’s what I’m doing.”

One present the place Conway is unlikely to seem is “Morning Joe,” the place she’s been “banned” by hosts who query the credibility of the spokeswoman that infamously described her personal phrases as “various info.” She scoffs at that ban.

“How will you be ‘banned’ from one thing you don’t wish to do?” she requested.

With Brian Niemietz

 
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