The President is reportedly considering Presidential Counsellor and staunch Trump defender Kellyanne Conway to replace him.
Washington Examiner reporter Caitlin Yilek, while reporting the story, mentioned Conway's husband—Conservative lawyer George Conway—who frequently tweets criticisms of the President. Trump has attacked George Conway on Twitter as well, calling him a "stone cold LOSER & husband from hell!"
Kellyanne Conway took huge issue with Yilek describing her as having "been in the middle" of her husband's and her boss's biting critiques of each other.
She made her beef known when she called Yilek, criticizing her for mentioning George Conway before berating Yilek.
During the seven minute conversation, Conway sarcastically said Yilek was "really going places," before calling her a lazy reporter.
Conway accused Yilek of characterizing her feelings, to which Yilek responded, "I don’t know that that is characterizing your feelings to say you are put in the middle if your husband and your boss are attacking each other."
Conway later threatened to investigate Yilek's personal life:
"So, listen, if you’re going to cover my personal life, if you’re going to cover my personal life, then we’re welcome to do the same around here. If it has nothing to do with my job, which it doesn’t, that’s obvious, then we’re either going to expect you to cover everybody’s personal life or we’re going to start covering them over here."
Journalists on Twitter were buzzing about the exchange.
This speaks for itself in a thousand ways. https://t.co/84s3Mw8tuP— Philip Bump (@Philip Bump) 1571945814.0
HOLY CRAP https://t.co/ZUmwZqgVUl— Andrew Feinberg (@Andrew Feinberg) 1571947875.0
The Washington Examiner handled this absolutely right, publishing the audio and transcript of the haranguing https://t.co/H97yVJhaSJ— Jeremy Barr (@Jeremy Barr) 1571946073.0
This is almost Scaramucci-esque, without the expletives. https://t.co/hMcHgTcH8U— David Martosko (@David Martosko) 1571947967.0
Wow. This transcript of Kellyanne Conway trying to bully a reporter into changing a story is full of doozies. “I’ve… https://t.co/hKSH3qUcQ2— Mariah Blake (@Mariah Blake) 1571949470.0
Neither Kellyanne or George Conway have yet to weigh in.