One of the most visible spokespersons for the Trump administration, Kellyanne Conway, has been sidelined from television appearances for 7 days. The cause behind the act was due to the statements she made that were at odds with the administration's official stance, said White House sources.
As reported by CNN Money, Conway has not given an interview on television since last week. On Wednesday night, she is scheduled to appear on Fox News on Wednesday night. That Monday while speaking to MSNBC, she stated that Michael Flynn, former National Security Adviser, had the president's "full confidence." Awkwardly enough, Flynn resigned hours later.
The day after Conway claimed that Flynn had voluntarily offered to resign despite White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer stating that Trump had asked Flynn to hand in his resignation.
Conway's statements led to public scrutiny over her credibility and eventually led the President as well as his top advisers to reach the decision that her appearances were harming the administration more than benefiting it. The White House source referred to her as being "off message".
Initially Conway did not respond to requests for comments but eventually emerged by declaring her upcoming Fox News appearance. She added that she had been invited every day on shows inclusive of two Sunday shows but that she is actually attempting to "focus on other pieces" of her portfolio. She also called Trump his own best "communicator and connector," saying that he did not require her constant presence on television. "None of us do it like he does," she said.
Sarah Sanders, a White House spokesperson, also dismissed any suggestions regarding the sidelining of Conway. Even prior to the Flynn remarks, Conway was under fire for publicly marketing Ivanka Trump's clothing products. This move was titled as "unacceptable" and "over the line" by Rep. Jason Chaffetz, the House Oversight Committee Chairman.
Conway's media appearances have been limited to radio interviews as of last Wednesday. According to sources, the administration is basking in the reprieve from all the controversy sparked by just about every appearance by her.