Kellyanne Conway, senior adviser to President-elect Donald Trump, accused a Wall Street Journal editor of sexism for a message he posted on Twitter.
The editor, Bret Stephens of the Wall Street Journal, weighed in Monday on former Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina meeting earlier in the day with Trump in New York.
He called me ugly. He won. I kissed up. Carly Fiorina, setting a fine example for young women everywhere. https://t.co/EzqRiCjjMX
— Bret Stephens (@StephensWSJ) December 12, 2016
“He called me ugly. He won. I kissed up,” Stephens wrote on Twitter of the meeting between the two former rivals. “Carly Fiorina, setting a fine example for young women everywhere.”
Conway linked to the message using her own Twitter account, and said,
“This tweet is sexist & lacks the self-reflection of a NeverTrumper. But is it appropriate for an editorial writer at Wall Street Journal?”
She also included the Twitter username of Rupert Murdoch, chairman of the company that owns the paper.
— Kellyanne Conway (@KellyannePolls) December 12, 2016
Washington Examiner reports,
“Kellyanne Conway calls me sexist and lacking in self-awareness,” Stephens wrote in a follow-up. “When you think you’ve seen it all…” Stephens did not return a request for comment from the Washington Examiner.
Stephens has long been a critic of Trump and his campaign, insisting in one column before the election that Democrat Hillary Clinton was certain to defeat him.
After Fiorina left her meeting with Trump, she told reporters that it was a “really productive meeting” and that it was “an honor” to meet Trump. She also praised his “executive abilities” and the names he has so far made public to fill his Cabinet.