Kellyanne Conway's tweet of her daughter's topless photo: what was that all about?
She was former President Donald Trump's counselor until she retired in the summer of 2020. Now her name is back in the headlines. The New York Post has revealed that police visited Kellyanne Conway's home to investigate why her Twitter account had shared a topless photo of her daughter Claudia. The girl is 16 years old and has had a long history of confrontations with her mother.
When CNBC asked for a comment, Kellyanne Conway (pictured here with Hope Hicks, Trump's former communications director) declined. The police and the New Jersey Prosecutor's Office haven't given any details either. They do concede that there is an investigation ongoing into the appearance of a shirtless Claudia Conway in her mother's Twitter Fleet. A new feature of Twitter, Fleet shows images that are deleted after 24 hours.
Claudia Conway is a Tik Tok star and more than once she has made comments critical of her mother. In fact, Kellyanne Conway left her position with Trump vowing to devote more time to her family: "Less drama and more mama." It was Claudia Conway herself who denounced on Tik Tok that her mother had posted an intimate photo and reminded her parent that she could end up in jail for it.
Claudia Conway later added another Tik Tok message saying that she suspected her mother's Twitter account had been hacked and that this was the explanation for the highly inappropriate post.
The family climate around Kellyanne Conway is not exactly conventional. She was a fervent defender of the controversial Donald Trump while her husband, Republican lawyer George Conway, is a staunch enemy of the former president of the United States. So much so that he participated in the creation of The Lincoln Project, an organization that brought together prominent militants of the Republican Party whose goal was to kick Trump out of the White House.
The social media disease is rampant in the Conway family. Claudia is prolific on Tik Tok, Kellyanne Conway on Twitter and, for his part, George (the father) also disseminated on Twitter one of the videos in which his daughter talked about the issue of the controversial photograph. The family displays its problems in public without a problem. And sometimes one of them promises to withdraw from social media (which then doesn't happen).
One explanation for the photo controversy coming from the Conway family is the possibility of an "accidental publication" of the racy image.
Be that as it may, Kellyanne Conway is once again in the center of a controversy, even though her time in politics is behind her and Trump has been ousted from the White House.
There have been several occasions in which Claudia Conway stated on Tik Tok that she does not have a good relationship with her mother. She has also suggested that she would like to move out of her parental home as soon as possible.
Publishing an intimate image of another person without their consent is a crime, so we will have to see how the investigation of this case develops. It is yet uncertain if the Attorney's Office of New Jersey (where the family mansion is located) will decide to file charges against Kellyanne Conway.