The Washington Examiner reports that Jason Miller, communications director for President-elect Donald Trump’s transition team, told Fox News’ “Kelly File” Monday evening that former campaign chairman Kellyanne Conway was not going rogue when she criticized Mitt Romney on Twitter and Sunday morning news shows:
Kellyanne chatted with the president-elect in advance of going out with her comments, asking his permission to voice her opinions on the matter and he said “go for it.”
MSNBC reported that Trump was “furious” with Conway’s public criticism of Romney:
BREAKING – Sources: Trump 'furious' over Conway comments about Romney https://t.co/Sd4kogEPGz
— Morning Joe (@Morning_Joe) November 28, 2016
According to the Examiner, Miller said the incoming president and vice president always planned to “take in a number of different view points” before making decisions, indicating Conway’s remark was not a rebellious one, but one of a variety of views they solicited. Other people are giving Trump advice on who to select for secretary of state, hinting Conway is at one end of the spectrum while others are advocating on behalf of the former Massachusetts governor.
Trump and Romney are expected to meet at Trump Tower in New York for dinner on Tuesday.