Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton made news this week by sharing an audio excerpt, from her forthcoming book “What Happened,” that detailed her disgust over Donald Trump's relentless stalking at the second presidential debate.
Clinton said that Trump made her “skin crawl,” and called him a “creep.”
Lucky for Trump, White House Counselor Kellyanne Conway will defend anything, including Trump's skin-crawling performance at that debate.
In an interview with Fox Business host Gregg Jarrett, Conway continued to show just how deeply Clinton is under her skin by claiming she never talks about Hillary (except for all of the time), and then ranting about her for several minutes. At Jarrett's deranged urging, Conway even left open the possibility of a U.S. Department of Justice investigation of who-knows-what:
Eventually, Conway got back to the subject of her “creep” boss, and argued that a powerful woman should just stand there and take it, I guess because when you're famous, they let you:
Isn't it the most Kellyanne Conway thing ever for her to tell you three times that she never talks about Hillary Clinton in the middle of a three-minute Hillary Clinton rant? Shouldn't that rip open a parallel universe or something?
What's truly amazing about this is that what Clinton said on tape is pretty damn close to what Kellyanne Conway told Mika Brzezinski when she was shilling for Trump during the campaign:
“She would get off the air, the camera would be turned off, the microphone would be taken off, and she would say 'Blech, I need to take a shower,' because she disliked her candidate so much.”
We reference this quote a lot because it is so telling, but there's another great detail to this story. After Brzezinski's revelation, Conway tweeted a statement in response, implying that the anecdote was false, but specifically failed to deny the shower quote:
The hosts of MSNBC's Morning Joe have become virulent critics of the President and those close to him. Ignoring insults and insinuations is a valuable skill. But when sentiments are attributed to me that are not true, it is necessary to respond.
My beliefs, commitments and loyalties are plain to see.
The notion that I am serving for “the money” or a “paycheck” paycheck" is absurd. As campaign manager, I made a fraction of what other consultants have made on unsuccessful presidential campaigns. Then I walked away from dozens of opportunities for millions of dollars, and instead walked into the White House. I would do it again.
It is a privilege to assist President Trump in the White House, just as it was during the campaign. I know him, I respect him, I believe in him, and I am confident in his capacity to be a transformative and successful President.
So she's loyal and committed, and needs a shower. You're gonna need a stronger soap.