Kellyanne Conway took to Twitter to do damage control after her daughter hinted that President Donald Trump‘s health wasn’t actually improving after contracting COVID-19. “My daughter, Claudia, is beautiful & brilliant,” the White House advisor tweeted in the early hours of October 6. “She has access to top doctors [and] health care [and] lives comfortably. Like all of you, she speculates on social media. Yet she’s 15. You are adults. We have COVID, but it’s clear who’s really sick.”
Claudia Conway, 15, has become a social media sensation for talking frankly about her mother and the White House on TikTok. Claudia most recently disputed President Trump’s claim that, after being treated for COVID-19 at Walter Reed Medical Center for three days, he was feeling the best he had “in 20 years.” Shortly afterward, Claudia wrote on her TikTok page, “guys lmao he’s not doing ‘better.’” She added, “He is so ridiculous. Apparently he is doing so badly lol and they are doing what they can to stabilize him.”
Claudia spilled on TikTok that her mother had tested positive for COVID-19 on October 2, one day after the White House announced that President Trump, First Lady Melania Trump, Press Secretary Hope Hicks, and other high-profile Republicans contracted the virus. She posted a video on TikTok while wearing a mask and wrote above it, “update my mom has covid.” She said in another video that she was “furious” that Kellyanne exposed her to the virus. “Wear your masks. don’t listen to our idiot f**king president piece of sh*t. protect yourselves and those around you.”
Less than an hour later, Kellyanne took to Twitter to confirm her diagnosis. “Tonight I tested positive for COVID-19,” she tweeted. “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.” Claudia announced in an October 4 TikTok that she is also suffering from COVID-19.