Kellyanne Conway’s lies are finally catching up with her.
According to the latest reports from Washington D.C. insiders, Conway has temporarily banned from TV appearances as punishment for her constant missteps during media interviews. Ever since President Donald Trump took office last month, Conway has been surrounded by accusations of lying.
CNN Money has the latest on the White House’s internal turmoil:
Those statements, which came amid existing public scrutiny over Conway’s credibility, led the president and his top advisers to conclude that her appearances were doing more harm than good for the administration, the sources said.
She was “off message,” a White House source said.
Conway did not initially respond to a request for comment. Following the publication of this article, she called to take issue with the premise and said she would be appearing on Fox News on Wednesday evening.
Conway is one of Trump’s most well-known spokespeople, but she’s been widely discredited with the media and the public. So higher-ups in the administration ordered her to stay off of TV for at least a week.
Even before this week’s developments, Conway was the laughing stock of the national media. A handful of news organizations have put an outright ban on using Conway as a source.
MSNBC’s Mika Brzezinski hosted a segment this month titled, “Here’s Why I Won’t Book Kellyanne Conway.” The TV journalist told her viewers that she won’t let Conway on the show because everytime she comes, she lies.
Brzezinski said of Conway, “I won’t do it because I don’t believe in fake news or information that is not true. Every time I’ve ever seen her on television, something is askew, off, or incorrect.”
Another high-profile media personality speculated that Conway has been shut out of key conversations within the White House because even her colleagues in the Trump administration don’t trust her.
“She doesn’t have the information, she’s not in any of the key meetings, she’s not briefed. … She goes on the Today Show and gives misinformation, as she does on all of these shows,” MSNBC host and former Republican politician Joe Scarborough said. ” … The question is why does the president allow her to keep going out and spreading false information?”
Trump is losing control over his administration amid numerous reports that his inside staff are bickering with one another. According to sources close to the situation, Trump now views Conway as a liability for his administration.
“Trump was using her as an effective surrogate, then she started becoming ineffective,” one source told CNN Money. “So they’re letting the heat cool off.”