Following MSNBC reports that she had a "distaste" for President Trump, White House adviser Kellyanne Conway defended her loyalty to the president, calling it a "privilege" to assist him.
"My beliefs, commitments and loyalties are plain to see," Conway said in a statement. "The notion that I am serving for 'the money' or a 'paycheck' is absurd. As campaign manager, I made a fraction of what other consultants have made on unsuccessful presidential campaigns. Then I walked away from dozens of opportunities for millions of dollars, and instead walked into the White House. I would do it again."
She continued: "It is a privilege to assist President Trump in the White House, just as it was during the campaign. I know him, I respect him, I believe in him, and I am confident in his capacity to be a transformative and successful president."
Her statement came a day after the hosts of MSNBC's Morning Joe, Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski, described how Conway allegedly acted on and off camera throughout the campaign.
"This is a woman, by the way, who came on our show during the campaign and would shill for Trump in extensive fashion and then she would get off the air, the camera would be turned off, the microphone would be taken off and she would say, 'Bleeech, I need to take a shower' because she disliked her candidate so much," Brzezinski said.
Scarborough also noted that during the campaign, Conway told them she was "only doing this for the money."
Conway criticized both Brzezinski and Scarborough for their assertions.
"The hosts of MSNBC's Morning Joe have become virulent critics of the president and those close to him," she said. "Ignoring insults and insinuations is a valuable skill. But when the sentiments are attributed to me that are not true, it is necessary to respond."