Conway's remarks followed Comey's interview with ABC's Stephanopoulos, in which the fired Federal Bureau of Investigation director delivered a scathing rebuke of Trump and his administration, and encouraged voters to vote Trump out of office.
White House Counselor to the President Kellyanne Conway appeared on CNN Monday to sarcastically slam the idea the former FBI Director James Comey swung the presidential election, only for the show's chyron to parrot it as a honest response. "He thought the wrong person would win".
"I wonder why Jim Comey, as the sitting Federal Bureau of Investigation director, did not go to Trump Tower to meet with the president-elect for two whole months after an election", Conway said to FOX Business' Maria Bartiromo on Monday on "Mornings with Maria". It's really hard to follow, which is nothing new for those who track Conway.More news: VAR calls players back from dressing room for penalty
Conway attempted to walk back her remarks on Comey via a Monday morning tweet, after her interview. "I don't think so, '" she said.
In another tweet about news coverage of her comment, she wrote: "This misleading headline should include an eye roll and question mark".
Trump and the White House later reversed their position on Comey's handling of the Clinton investigation, saying it was actually the reason the president unexpectedly fired him. "Show me the swing states where she was above 50 percent on October 20 before Comey came out ..."More news: West Brom 'pulling in same direction' for Darren Moore - James McClean
Last July, the Daily Beast reported that an internal memo in the Trump campaign admitted that the Comey announcement had impacted the election. On Sunday, Comey said he felt that sending the letter was the right thing to do. Trump recently called Comey's actions "one of the worst "botch jobs" of history".
Trump's comments on Twitter were his first since Comey's high-profile television interview Sunday night in which he said he believes Trump is "morally unfit" to be president and that he hopes Trump will be voted out of office.More news: Amazon.com, Inc. (AMZN) Lifted to "Buy" at Vetr Inc