Conway Slams Media for 'Obsession' With Trump's Tweets

In a wide-ranging interview with "TODAY" on Monday morning, Special Counselor to the President Kellyanne Conway hit the media over how often they cover President Donald Trump's Twitter account.

Critics of President Donald Trump's stalled travel ban say he may have undercut the government's defense of the measure when he bashed the Justice Department for asking the Supreme Court to review a "watered-down" version of the ban.

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From outside the White House, however, the response to the tweets was unanimous from all points along the legal spectrum: Trump is not helping himself, and, to the contrary, he is making defending the executive order more and more hard. The original order indefinitely blocked the admittance of Syrian refugees and included Iraqis on the list of nationalities that are temporarily barred from entering the U.S. Conway, a former Justice Department job candidate, used his own Twitter account to criticize the president's tweets. In a statement obtained by the Washington Post, Conway wrote he was "profoundly grateful to the President and to the Attorney General for selecting me to serve in the Department of Justice". The Trump administration asked the Supreme Court to reinstate the ban.

"These tweets may make some people feel better, but they certainly won't help (the Office of the Solicitor General) get 5 votes in SCOTUS, which is what actually matters".

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Conway's interview came the same morning Trump tweeted about his controversial executive order on immigration, calling it a "travel ban".

"I'm proud to say we have a hybrid and it's a good auto". In upholding a nationwide block on the order, the 4th US Circuit Court of Appeals said the executive order "drips with religious intolerance, animus, and discrimination". Later, he trollingly asked whether he and Omar Jadwat, another lawyer challenging the ban, should "cede our 30min at lectern" - the time to argue before the justices at the Supreme Court - to the defendant (as in, Trump) "to make case for us".

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Conway confirmed to CNN that he sent the tweet. We will do whatever it takes to help them moving forward.


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