White House counselor Kellyanne Conway spoke on Wednesdays at the Newseum in Washington, D.C., where she called reporters covering President Trump are a “hot mess” on Twitter.
“I think that is not covered at all when one thinks about [or] talks about the president tweeting,” she said. “It’s like, those who are covering him, some of those Twitter feeds are a hot mess.”
“If you read peoples’ Twitter feeds, I’m telling you this … but it’s a very important point, it would never pass editorial muster. It just wouldn’t.”
She went on to add that journalist shouldn’t be showing their biased views when discussing topics they cover on Twitter.
“The free and fair press, that comes with a responsibility, though,” she said. “[It’s] to be fair as well as free.”
“If it says ‘tweets are my own’ and it’s 10:15 a.m. and you’re in the building where you work, tweets are not your own,” Conway added of reporters.
“People see you as the person who then goes on TV later and is covering this presidency objectively. People will go find the news if they can’t find it in the news, they just will.”
But how can she criticize journalists about what they put on Twitter if the President tweets out some unorthodox things?
Trump uses Twitter to mainly insult or attack someone who disagrees with him. As a cause of it his administration has had a tumultuous relationship with the press, often labeling reports they dislike as biased or “fake news.”