It’s an interesting theory, isn’t it?
Salon‘s Matthew Sheffield dove into the topic recently, dissecting a conversation Joe and Mika recently had on Morning Joe. It began by explaining to their viewers their theory, which they base on observable fact: that Kellyanne Conway secretly hates Trump, and equally hates having to spin the plethora of negative stories being generated from an incompetent White House.
Sheffield explains: “According to Brzezinski, during Trump’s presidential bid, Conway would express disgust at having to defend Trump at the end of segments but only when the camera was off: ‘This is a woman, by the way, who came on our show during the campaign and would shill for Trump in extensive fashion and then she would get off the air, the camera would be turned off, the microphone would be taken off and she would say ‘ bleeech I need to take a shower’ because she disliked her candidate so much.’ “
Then Mika explains that after the shocking “Access Hollywood” revelations, she began referring to Trump differently, even going so far as to refer to him as “my client.” She goes on to remind viewers that Conway considered her employment by Trump to be temporary, and likened it to “a European vacation.”
So what if it’s true? How could someone who might detest the very man she works for continue to go out to drum up whatever latest lie latest to support him? Easy. Scarborough says it’s the money and fame. And while we don’t disagree with that, and while we acknowledge that it must be difficult to turn your back on such lavish temptations, we think it’s maybe even simpler than money and fame.
Really, it’s as easy as explaining why our blindly-conservative parents won’t admit they were wrong about, let’s say, voting for George W. Bush. It’s a matter of dignity. Who want’s to admit they made such a huge investment in a certain personality only to find out they were duped? It might be easier for some people than for others, but it’s no less painful to admit you made a huge mistake.
Here’s the bigger point that Kellyanne needs to take away from all of this though: you are on a sinking ship. You might end up taking some time drying out from jumping off, but if you don’t, you’re going to drown with the rest of his cronies. So swallow your pride and invoke a little bit of wisdom – get out while you still can.