Kellyanne Conway on ‘Washington Examiner’ Reporter: ‘If I Threaten Someone, You’ll Know It!’

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.

“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.

Darragh Roche

Darragh Roche is Senior Editor and Political News Writer.