According to the co-hosts of MSNBC’s ‘Morning Joe,’ White House senior adviser Kellyanne Conway said that defending then-candidate Donald Trump on TV was so creepy, she felt like she needed a shower afterward.
The hosts made the somewhat surprising allegation on Monday’s show.
“This is a woman, by the way, who came on our show during the campaign and would shill for Trump in extensive fashion,” said Mika Brzezinski, who hosts the show with new fiancé Joe Scarborough.
“And then 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.”
“And also said, it was very interesting, also said that, ‘This is just like my summer in Europe,’” Scarborough said during Monday’s show.
“’I’m just doing this for the money,’” Brzezinski added.
“‘I’ll be off this soon.’ I don’t know that she ever said, ‘I’m doing this for the money,’” Scarborough said. “But she said, ‘This is just my summer vacation, my summer in Europe and basically I’m just going to get through this.’”
“‘But first I have to take a shower because it feels so dirty to be saying what I’m saying.’ I guess she’s just used to it now,” Brzezinski said.
Scarborough then mentioned the infamous recording of Trump crudely telling “Access Hollywood” host Billy Bush that he could grab women “by the p—y” and get away with it because he was “a star.”
Trump also boasted about hitting up a married woman, saying,“I moved on her like a b—h, but I couldn’t get there,” according to the recording, which was made just months after he married his third wife, Melania.
Conway rushed to CNN to vigorously defend her client after the Washington Post released the recording.
“I have to assess people based on what I see in totem,” she said.
“And this is a man I’ve been alone with many times who’s never been anything but gracious and gentleman and elevated me to the top level of his campaign, the way he’s elevated women in the Trump organization for decades, because he respects women,” she said.
“That’s when she started referring to Donald Trump as—” he began.
“Her client,” Brzezinski interjected.
“‘My client,’” Scarborough said. “Separating. ‘I don’t believe in this guy. He’s just my client. It’s just a paycheck.’”
Kellyanne Conway was banned from appearing on ‘Morning Joe’ back in March because Joe &Mika said she lacked credibility after making a series of false statements to the media.