If you were anywhere near Twitter yesterday, you surely heard the news that presidential advisor Kellyanne Conway and her husband, co-found of the anti-Trump Republican organization The Lincoln Project, both resigned from their jobs over the weekend.
And now one was more surprised to hear about it than their daughter Claudia, who found out the same way we did: by reading a tweet about it.
After Kellyanne Conway's tweet announcing her resignation surfaced yesterday, Claudia took to TikTok to share her shock.
@datjerseygirl YEAH SORRY I HAD TO COME BACK TO POST THIS BUT
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In a comment on her TikTok video, Claudia shared that her mother's tweet was the first she'd heard about the changes coming to her family.
"They didn't even talk about it with any of us …just tweeted about it as if this is going to change anything and make me not emancipate myself."
It is that move toward emancipation that Conway, and many others in the media and online, believe spurred Kellyanne and George Conways' resignations.
Conway announced her push toward emancipation on Saturday, and said in a TikTok video that she has been in talks with lawyers offering to represent her pro bono.
i’m officially pushing for emancipation. buckle up because this is probably going to be public one way or another,… https://t.co/JEVBXEUcE0— CLAUDIA CONWAY (@CLAUDIA CONWAY)1598147759.0
The emancipation and resignation issues come on the heels of a flurry of attention that Claudia's TikTok and Twitter accounts have drawn in recent weeks, first for her outspoken rants against her mother's boss, President Trump, and more recently due to allegations she has made of abuse and neglect at the hands of both of her parents.
y’all love to twist everything 😭😭 i’m not getting emancipated because of my mom’s job.. it is because of years of childhood trauma and abuse— CLAUDIA CONWAY (@CLAUDIA CONWAY)1598197151.0
Conway has also specifically cited her mother's position in the White House as being detrimental to her well-being.
my mother’s job ruined my life to begin with. heartbreaking that she continues to go down that path after years of… https://t.co/gBd1imFCiN— CLAUDIA CONWAY (@CLAUDIA CONWAY)1598147998.0
In her statement announcing her resignation, however, Kellyanne Conway took a far more general tack in explaining her departure, chalking it up to her children attending school remotely due to the pandemic.
"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"
On Twitter, most people seemed to be firmly on Team Claudia.
the fact that claudia conway found out her mom was quitting through Twitter... why do white parents have kids in th… https://t.co/YivLm1JMDs— youleaping (@youleaping)1598290053.0
@KellyannePolls The REAL TRUTH! Hat's off to her daughter! Claudia Conway reacts to mom Kellyanne leaving White… https://t.co/ylbjuP0A2d— Denali_2 (@Denali_2)1598300453.0
At 15, Claudia Conway showed more morality than the entire GOP.— Trent Capelli 🇨🇦 (@Trent Capelli 🇨🇦)1598272012.0
Claudia Conway got both of her parents (Kellyanne Conway and George Conway) to withdraw from political life with Fi… https://t.co/LtnUQyWiRO— Pièce de Résistance (@Pièce de Résistance)1598277294.0
Many others found the media scrutiny of a 15-year-old inappropriate.
@BoWilson20 @nypost @ysteinbuch I agree leave the family drama to the family. She's a minor, media -- stay away from her. Please.— Map Of The News (@Map Of The News)1598313915.0
And some wondered if this whole thing wasn't just another Kellyanne Conway stunt.
I actually wonder if this entire story has been contrived and staged by #KellyanneConway as a cover for her quittin… https://t.co/YGFiJILQoe— Luanna Meyer PhD (@Luanna Meyer PhD)1598306539.0
Kellyanne and George Conway will both leave their respective positions at the end of August.