Kellyanne Conway’s daughter Claudia, 15, slams Trump, asks his supporters to block her and educate themselves
Kellyanne Conway’s daughter, Claudia Conway, was trending on social media on Tuesday morning, June 30, after her videos criticizing President Donald Trump and highlighting activist causes went viral. Claudia is one of the four children of Kellyanne, one of Trump's counselors, and George Conway, a critic of the US leader.
The teenager came to spotlight after a New York Times reporter Taylor Lorenz shared her TikTok videos and Instagram posts voicing her opinion. In her social media posts, Claudia told her followers as well as critics that she has formed her own opinions by educating herself. Through her posts, she also encouraged her over 16,000 TikTok followers to leave one-star reviews of Trump businesses and also sarcastically revealed how hard it is for her to have a different political opinion from that of her politically polarized parents.
"Would be [a] shame if we all left one-star reviews on all of Trump’s restaurants," Claudia wrote in the caption of a TikTok video shared Monday night, June 29, by Lorenz. Another screenshot of her video shared by the journalist on Twitter showed her posting "Save Barron 2020" content, referring to the president's own teenage son. The 15-year-old posted a video on TikTok on Saturday, June 27, saying: “Why do people hate on trump supporters.. like why can't we just respect everyone's opinions?" as pretend to shed tears and added, “SIKE nah block me pls and then educate yourself."
In addition to criticizing Trump, Claudia has also talked about social issues and expressed her support for Black Lives Matter protests and LGBTQ rights. In her TikTok bio, she has written: “It’s a great day to arrest Brett Hankison, John Mattingly, and Myles Cosgrove,” referring to the police officers allegedly involved in the killing of Breonna Taylor, who was at least eight times on March 13 when officers barged into her apartment in Louisville, Kentucky, while she was sleeping.
“Believe it or not, you can have your own opinions not influenced by your parents at all simply by educating yourself! My views don’t have anything to do with my mom’s,” Claudia said in a Monday TikTok video after followers commented about her family. She also said that there are no hard feelings despite her having a different opinion from her parents’ beliefs. “Thank you for all the love on my videos but just please no hate to my mom or my dad, they’re both amazing people and I love them so much. No hate to either of them, it’s just me and my views,” she added.
Claudia’s parents, Kellyanne and George, married each-other in 2001. But the New-Jersey based pair underwent nationwide scrutiny in 2019 after the 56-year-old attorney started criticizing Trump publicly and also questioned his mental health. The president himself addressed George’s repeated criticism and tweeted in March 2019: “George Conway, often referred to as Mr. Kellyanne Conway by those who know him, is VERY jealous of his wife's success & angry that I, with her help, didn't give him the job he so desperately wanted. I barely know him but just take a look, a stone-cold LOSER & husband from hell!"