Claudia Conway, the daughter of Kellyanne Conway, went on TikTok to reveal her 53-year-old mother has tested positive for coronavirus. On October 2, the outspoken 15-year-old wore a face mask in a video with text that reads, “Update: My mom has covid.” Kellyanne Conway confirmed her diagnosis on Twitter following her daughter’s reveal.
Kellyanne Conway tweeted, “Tonight I tested positive for COVID-19. My symptoms are mild (light cough) and I’m feeling fine. I have begun a quarantine process in consultation with physicians. As always, my heart is with everyone affected by this global pandemic.”
In a second video post on Friday night, Claudia wrote, “I’m furious. Wear your masks. Don’t listen to our idiot f***ing president piece of s***. Protect yourselves and those around you.”
bye i’m done i’ll see you all in two weeks
In a third video, which has since been made private, Claudia captioned the post by writing, “All for the stupid Amy Coney Barrett thing.” She posted text over the clip that reads, “My mom two weeks ago: It’ll be fine. Masks are stupid.” Then it cuts to another clip that reads, “Infects the whole family.”
all for the stupid amy coney barrett thing
The “Amy Coney Barrett thing” is likely a reference to the Supreme Court justice nominee’s ceremony at the White House on September 26. During the event, Conway was seen talking closely with U.S. Attorney General William Barr in the Rose Garden. However, Barr tested negative for coronavirus on Friday, as reported by ABC News.
Kellyanne Conway just confirmed reports she has COVID-19.
Here is a video of her having an extended, close conversation with Bill Barr at the Rose Garden superspreader event last weekend:pic.twitter.com/s07mtfo8Rl
— LeAHHHHHH!!! 😱 🏳️🌈 (@leahmcelrath) October 3, 2020
Claudia, who’s one of four children, is apparently planning to quarantine. She captioned her first TikTok video on Friday night, “Bye, I’m done. I’ll see you all in two weeks,” referencing the CDC’s recommended quarantine period for people who have been exposed to the virus.
In a fourth video, Claudia said, “Okay, back to our normal programming,” and urged her nearly 880,000 followers on TikTok to go vote on November 3. In a fifth video, she declared, “Covid cannot catch me.”
Conway Stepped Down From Her Role as President Trump’s Adviser in August
Conway, who’d served as President Donald Trump’s senior adviser since he was elected into the White House, announced in a statement on August 23 that she was stepping down from her post at the end of the month.
Conway and her husband, George Conway III, a conservative lawyer and notable critic of Trump, will both take a break from politics, according to the statement, in order to devote more time to their family.
“Our four children are teens and ‘tweens starting a new academic year, in middle school and high school, remotely from home for at least a few months. As millions of parents nationwide know, kids ‘doing school from home’ requires a level of attention and vigilance that is as unusual as these times,” the statement said.
George Conway also announced on Twitter that he would withdraw from The Lincoln Project — a Republican anti-Trump political action committee that he co-founded — and take a break from the social media platform.
The news came as a shock to many, especially the Conways’ eldest daughter, Claudia, who tweeted a day before that she was “officially pushing for emancipation” amid an ongoing public feud with her mother. Claudia took to TikTok to share her reaction, and at first, she was speechless.
the power i hold – i— they think this is gonna stop me from getting emancipated? NANSHAJAB BYE
However, in a second TikTok video, Claudia announced with vindication, “Look at what I did. Look at what I did, ladies and gentlemen!”
So I’m withdrawing from @ProjectLincoln to devote more time to family matters. And I’ll be taking a Twitter hiatus.
Needless to say, I continue to support the Lincoln Project and its mission. Passionately.
— George Conway (@gtconway3d) August 24, 2020
On August 22, the Conways’ eldest daughter made it clear that she was disappointed in both her mother and father. She tweeted, “as for my dad, politically, we agree on absolutely nothing. we just both happen to have common sense when it comes to our current president. stop ‘stanning’ him.”
During a live session on TikTok, Claudia went into further detail on the emotional abuse she’s received from both parents. “This whole show of leaving isn’t really going to be effective. I think they’re just scared I’m going to emancipate myself, which I am. I am going to try.”
As for her mother, she tweeted, “my mother’s job ruined my life to begin with. heartbreaking that she continues to go down that path after years of watching her children suffer. selfish. it’s all about money and fame, ladies and gentlemen.”
Claudia Was ‘Devasted’ That Her Mother Was Speaking at the Republican National Convention
One day before Conway announced she was stepping down from her role at the White House, Claudia tweeted how disappointed she was in her mother for choosing to speak at the 2020 Republican National Convention. She tweeted, “i’m devasted that my mother is actually speaking at the RNC. like DEVASTATED beyond compare.”
Conway, however, thanked the Trump administration for giving her a wonderful career opportunity. She wrote:
I am deeply grateful to the President for this honor, and to the First Lady, the Vice President and Mrs. Pence, my colleagues in the White House and the Administration, and the countless people who supported me and my work. As many convention speakers will demonstrate this week, President Trump’s leadership has had a measurable, positive impact on the peace and prosperity of the nation, and on millions of Americans who feel forgotten no more.