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Trump Not Furious With Kellyanne Conway Over Romney Attack, Says He Encouraged Her

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Trump Not Furious With Kellyanne Conway Over Romney Attack, Says He Encouraged Her

Quite the comeback, quite the counterattack.

Excerpted From The Hill: Donald Trump’s spokesman on Monday refuted reports that the president-elect is “furious” with top aide Kellyanne Conway over her public criticism of possible Secretary of State pick Mitt Romney.

Kellyanne chatted with the president-elect in advance of going out and offering her comments and asked her permission if it was OK to go and voice her opinions in the matter and he said go for it,” Jason Miller said Monday on Fox News’s “The Kelly File.”

“And I think that’s one of the great things about this White House is the president-elect and our future president will take in a number of different viewpoints and opinions and then he’ll form his own decision and decide how he wants to go forward.”

According to MSNBC, Trump was reportedly “furious” over Conway’s comments about the former Massachusetts governor. Sources told the network that high-ranking aides were also frustrated that she isn’t being a team player and is “pushing her own agenda.”

In a statement on Monday night, Trump backed up Miller’s story, saying that Conway came to him before discussing her thoughts on top U.S. diplomat post and that he encouraged her to go public.

“Kellyanne came to me and asked whether or not she could go public with her thoughts on the matter. I encouraged her to do so,” Trump said in the statement.

“Most importantly she fully acknowledged there is only one person that makes the decision. She has always been a tremendous asset and that will continue.” Read the whole thing