On Wednesday, a White House source told CNN that senior adviser to Pres. Donald Trump Kellyanne Conway has been sidelined by the administration as a TV spokesperson. However, within hours, White House officials were denying the story, calling the report “completely false.”
The move came after a series of missteps, from coining the term “alternative facts” to hawking presidential daughter Ivanka Trump’s fashion line on the air and saying that Pres. Trump has “full confidence” in then-national security adviser Gen. Mike Flynn just hours before he was fired.
Twitter users — who helped make Conway’s phony terrorist attack canard the “Bowling Green massacre” a wildly successful meme — spent a blissful few hours believing that she was finally off the air for good.
— ms_mims (@ms_mims) February 22, 2017
— CharlieS (@chaseydujac) February 22, 2017
@BorowitzReport I’m still willing to sing “Don’t Cry for Me, Kellyanne Conway!” at weddings, Bar/Bat Mitzvahs, an occasional bris, etc.ADVERTISEMENT
— Bernard Silverman (@DonKeehotey) February 22, 2017
— Lee Hayes (@leehayespr) February 22, 2017ADVERTISEMENT
Kellyanne Conway – sidelined for making statements contradicting with Trump.
Trump – Still making statements contradicting with Trump.
— Frederick Douglass (@HITEXECUTIVE) February 22, 2017ADVERTISEMENT
Hey Kellyanne Conway, you need to ask how bad do you have to be if they would rather put Baby Goebbels Stephen Miller on TV instead of you?
— Frederick Douglass (@HITEXECUTIVE) February 22, 2017
— Xakota Espinoza (@xakotaesp) February 22, 2017
— Ryan Graney (@RyanEGraney) February 22, 2017
I for one am glad for the sudden disappearance of the ever lying Kellyanne Conway, hope her boss follows in her footsteps
— Anitha Kamath (@thekamaths) February 22, 2017ADVERTISEMENT
The Washington Post noted that Conway has been off the air for a full week:
Kellyanne Conway just spent a week off TV https://t.co/vfEJNUDPjH
— Callum Borchers (@callumborchers) February 22, 2017ADVERTISEMENT
But after the White House issued its denials, Twitter users changed their tune.
@TPM Oh God, now they’ll bring her back. Good going, media.
— Ian Janssen (@Ian_F_Janssen) February 22, 2017ADVERTISEMENT
@TPM She has not been sidelined! She’s just… spending more time with her family
— Justin Luchter (@ControlCentral1) February 22, 2017