Donald Trump's adviser and former campaign manager, Kellyanne Conway, had some harsh words for the Democratic legislators who re-elected Democratic Rep. Nancy Pelosi of California as House minority leader, despite losing both the presidency and the party majorities in the House of Representatives and Senate to Republicans.
"Democrats missed opportunity 2 step away from massive electoral losses (60 seats in House, WH, 1000+ state legislators) & connect w/ workers," Conway wrote on Twitter on Nov. 30. "What a relief. I was worried they had learned from the elections & might be competitive and cohesive again."
Pelosi, who has led her party in the House since 2003, won her re-election by a historically low margin, defeating challenger Tim Ryan on Nov. 30. But Republicans are not the only ones who have been calling out Democratic leadership since the general election proved disastrous for the left.
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"They wiped the floor with us, so no, we're not feeling good," Democratic Rep. Marcia Fudge of Ohio, who chairs the Congressional Black Caucus, said earlier in November, according to Politico. "We think clearly there was a lack of a coherent and compelling message. We believe that certainly our leadership worked hard, but there obviously was something lacking because we lost so many seats. I want to see members who have a better handle on the caucus brought in, whether they be young or old ... people who are more inclusive."
Conway became known for her singular campaign approach as well as, like her boss, speaking her mind and ruffling feathers.
After she publicly voiced her disapproval of former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, whom President-elect Donald Trump reportedly interviewed as a possible pick for secretary of state, multiple media outlets reported Trump was "furious" over Conway's comments.
Conway said she and Trump remain close and continue to have a positive relationship.
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"When he's upset with someone, they know it," Conway told The New York Times on Nov. 28.
She said Trump encourages people to voice their dissenting opinions, particularly when he faces a difficult decision.
"The president-elect would never need to turn on a TV station to find out how I feel about anything or anyone -- he would already know it," she said, pointing out that she shared her views with Trump before going public. "It would be a mistake to think that I communicate with him through the TV."