Magazine April 6, 2020, Issue

The Kellyanne Conway Show, Season 3, Episode 15: ‘Lockdown’

White House senior adviser Kellyanne Conway holds a press briefing at the White House in Washington, D.C., January 30, 2020. (Yuri Gripas/Reuters)

Fade in: Interior. Oval Office — Day

President Trump is sitting at the HMS Resolute desk, drumming his fingers on the desktop.

At the sofa, Kellyanne sits with an N95 Respirator mask on her face.

President Trump: You know what bugs me, K.A.? I mean, really bugs me?

Kellyanne shakes her head.

Kellyanne: (muffled, through mask) Whaa bogggs u, Mooostah Pwwzdont?

President Trump: I’ve been saying this literally for decades. Don’t shake hands, I’d say. It’s disgusting, I’d say. And you know what people said to me? You’re weird, Trump. You’re a germaphobe, Trump.

Kellyanne: (muffled, through mask) Oooo wuuuh aite, soar.

President Trump: So I ran for president

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