Kellyanne Conway on ‘Washington Examiner’ Reporter: ‘If I Threaten Someone, You’ll Know It!’
Counselor to to the President Kellyanne Conway continued the controversy surrounding her phone call with a reporter on Friday while taking questions outside the White House. The Washington Examiner released a conversation between Conway and journalist Caitlin Yilek on Thursday. Conway appeared to threaten Yilek.
A journalist asked Conway: “Was it appropriate to threaten that reporter?”
“I didn’t threaten, I didn’t threaten anyone, don’t use those words,” Conway replied.
“You said you want to cover her personal life, that seems like an implied threat,” the journalist pressed.
“No no, I didn’t threaten, it’s not a threat, I never threatened her, don’t use…” Conway said.
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“So what does that mean, ‘cover her personal life’?” she was asked.
“Excuse me don’t use that word if it’s not true, do not, If I threaten somebody you’ll know it. If I threaten someone you’ll know it, OK?” Conway said.
Conway continued her criticism of Yelik. The story has become something of a viral hit thanks in no small part to the fact that Yelik’s employer, the Washington Examiner, is a conservative and often pro-Trump publication.
Watch the video above, via CSPAN/Twitter.