Kellyanne Conway Slams Emmys as Too Political
Though the White House counselor did say she's happy for winner Kate McKinnon, who has portrayed her.
Not surprisingly, White House counselor to the president Kellyanne Conway was not a fan of last night's Primetime Emmy Awards, which took aim at President Trump and, Conway said, were part of a larger trend toward the politicization of entertainment.
"They got plucked and polished and waxed and some of them didn’t eat for two months, and all for what? To sound the same," Conway said in an appearance Monday morning on Fox & Friends.
She said the Emmy Awards and the Miss America Pageant, along with major American sports are now very politicized, "and it looks like the ratings are suffering, it looks like America is responding by tuning out." (Last week, both White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders and, to a lesser degree President Trump, criticized ESPN's handling of a controversial tweet sent by a SportsCenter co-anchor.)
Conway said that entertainers "have a right to speak" and are "welcome to their opinion," but that it doesn't fit into the programs during which they're speaking.
She was complimentary of her former White House colleague Sean Spicer's cameo during the broadcast, which she said showed that he's "a man of good humor."
And, she congratulated SNL's Kate McKinnon on winning the best supporting actress in a comedy series award. While McKinnon thanked Hillary Clinton, whom she also portrayed, Conway said, "It had to be much more fun to play me."