Trump and Kellyanne put to rest rumors about him being ‘furious’ with her over Romney

Donald Trump spokesman Jason Miller and Kellyanne Conway are calling out “fake news” when they see it.

Trump’s senior advisor, Kellyanne Conway made waves when she went public with her disapproval of Mitt Romney as a possible pick for Secretary of State.

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Her opinion sparked widespread speculation that there was a rift in the Trump camp between Conway and the president-elect over the controversial contender.

MSNBC’s Mika Brzezinski fueled the fire when she claimed on “Morning Joe” that Trump was “furious at Kellyanne.”

Not so, said Jason Miller. In fact, he told Fox News’ Megyn Kelly on “The Kelly File” Monday that Trump insiders shared a “chuckle” over the “furious” allegation earlier in the evening.

“No, Kellyanne chatted with the president-elect in advance of going out and offering her comments,” Miller said.

Miller added that Conway had asked for Trump’s permission to voice her opinion on Romney to which the president-elect responded, “Go for it,” according to Miller.

“And I think that’s one of the great things about this White House is the president-elect and our future president will take in a number of different viewpoints and opinions and then he’ll form his own decision and decide how he wants to go forward,” Miller said.

Kelly point-blank asked Miller if the MSNBC report that Conway was “livid” was true.

“No, no, not at all,” he said.

 

Conway also pushed back on rumors that her comments caused an insider feud.

“The president-elect would never need to turn on a TV station to find out how I feel about anything or anyone — he would already know it,” Conway told the New York Times on Monday. “It would be a mistake to think that I communicate with him through the TV.”

Conway also posted this picture of the two “working hard” to drive the point home.

She also called out the “fake news” narrative, saying challenging the boss is part of the job.

Trump backed up Miller and Conway with an official statement Monday night.

“Kellyanne came to me and asked whether or not she could go public with her thoughts on the matter. I encouraged her to do so,” Trump said in the statement.

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“Most importantly she fully acknowledged there is only one person that makes the decision. She has always been a tremendous asset and that will continue.”

Despite the Trump camp seemingly agreeing to disagree, the topic of Romney as Secretary of State is still causing rifts among many Trump supporters.

 

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