Kellyanne asks David Axelrod point blank if Obama ‘approves recount after asking Hillary to concede’

A battle royale between senior presidential advisers broke out Sunday on social media.

David Axelrod, former senior adviser to President Barack Obama, posted several tweets calling out Kellyanne Conway, current senior adviser for President-elect Donald Trump, resulting in a stinging response from Conway.

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The social media brouhaha centers on Mitt Romney as a possible choice for secretary of state. Echoing sentiments expressed earlier that day by MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough, Axelrod tweeting a New York Times article that touched on the topic, along with the caption: “I have never, EVER, seen any aide to a POTUS or PEOTUS publicly try and box the boss in like this. Extraordinary.”

Axelrod followed up on his first tweet with a grammatical correction, before wondering if Trump “appreciates being manipulated in public like this?”

He then took on a more sinister tone, questioning Conway’s motivation for letting it be known that she opposes Romney, saying her actions are “an unbelievable breach” if she acted on own.

Conway fired back a few hours later, characterizing Axelrod’s observations as “a rare misread.”

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The nimble Conway then pushed the ball back to Team Obama’s side of the court, asking Axelrod if President Obama approves of Jill Stein’s recount efforts “after asking Hillary [Clinton] to concede.”

Somehow, you get the feeling that this is not the last we’ll hear from this little scrum.

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