Presidential Counsel Kellyanne Conway opened up on why she is no longer doing TV interviews on cable news and Sunday talk shows. In a questionable response, Conway cited being a mother for why she has been removed from on-camera appearances.

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Not long after Donald Trump became the Republican nominee for president, he brought in Republican pollster Kellyanne Conway to replace Paul Manafort as his campaign manager. For the remaining months leading up to Election Day, Conway was the leading voice for the campaign, routinely clashing with cable news hosts, while defending Trump ad nauseam.

Since the inauguration, Conway has been tapped as the presidential counsel, but has found herself in controversial situations during interviews, most notably her use of the term "alternative facts," and citing the nonexistent "Bowling Green Massacre" to defend the executive order travel ban. Due to problems caused by her blunders, Politico reported on Wednesday that Conway will be pulled off TV by Trump. As reported by the Washington Examiner on February 23, Conway decided to address the issues on Fox News.

(Conway's comments on being banned from TV start at 4:00 in the above video.)

In response to the news that she has been banned from on-camera TV interviews, Kellyanne Conway denied the stories.

"No, I'm not," Conway said while speaking to Fox News' Sean Hannity in a pre-tapped segment at the Conservative Political Action Conference, before adding, "Somebody's trying to start trouble." Conway went on to deflect away from the Politico report, claiming that "about five percent" of her job duties involve being in front of the camera.

Conway then praised Donald Trump, saying that she's not needed on TV because "he's his own best messenger." At this point, Conway appeared to blame her duties as a mother as another reason why she can't do cable news interviews as often as she once did.

"I don't think I have to explain myself if I'm not going to go on TV if I'm out with four kids looking at looking at houses and schools," Kellyanne Conway went on to say.

"A lot of my colleagues aren't trying to figure out how to be a mother of four kids," she stated.

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Despite her pre-taped interview with Trump-friendly Sean Hannity, Kellyanne Conway is not expected to make the rounds on political talk shows like she has in the past. According to the aforementioned Politico report, the breaking point that led to the administration's decision to pull her from TV was her comment about retired Gen. Michael Flynn, which was at odds with what was being delivered by White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer.