Still, Conway thinks it's appropriate to warn an opposition leader that he needs to speak differently "in the legal sense", with the implicit suggestion being that Trump might take legal action against said opponent.
A top aide to President-elect Donald TrumpDonald TrumpPriebus to be Trump's chief of staff: report Wanda Sykes booed for mocking Trump Trump: "Could be some fencing" in place of border wall MORE says both Steve Bannon and Reince Priebus will serve in his future administration. She wouldn't want anybody to get hurt. As hard as it is for anyone to lose an election, the American people have spoken and Donald Trump is our President-elect.
Conway warned Reid, a Nevada Democrat retiring from the Senate in January, to "be very careful about characterizing someone in a legal sense" regarding his attacks on Trump, but said she was not suggesting legal action was pending. They're incredibly disappointing. Talk about not wanting my children to listen to somebody.
Trump campaign manager Kellyanne Conway tells "Fox News Sunday" host Chris Wallace that the Trump administration is going to change the way Washington operates, and under his leadership the "gravy train" of lobbyists and corruption will come to an end.
As the Republican presidential nominee, Trump on Tuesday defeated Democratic rival Clinton in an upset victory that in large part included a promise to Americans to "repeal and replace" ObamaCare, President Obama's struggling, signature health care plan. One of Trump's lawyers made precisely that argument when he threatened to sue The New York Times for reporting the allegations of women who say he kissed or groped them without their consent.
Conway specifically singled out Senator Henry Reid for inciting unrest by saying on Friday the responsibility of healing the country belongs with Trump - "a sexual predator who lost the popular vote and fuelled his campaign with bigotry and hate".
"I have heard more stories in the past 48 hours of Americans living in fear of their own government and their fellow Americans than I can remember hearing in five decades in politics", Reid said in the statement, which was notable for its combative tone among post-election statements from Democratic lawmakers that had otherwise tended to be conciliatory.
In response, a Reid spokesman said: "Trump owes the nation leadership, not petty attempts to silence his critics".
Reid's office immediately capitalized on Conway's veiled threat. "This should shock and concern all Americans. Silencing this discussion normalizes hate and intimidates the victims".
Together with Vice President-elect Mike Pence, the triumvirate will lead Trump's transition to the White House and help guide his presidency, Trump said in a statement. So that this country can flourish.
Harry Reid, D-Nev., talking with reporters with Sen.
"I want to be very clear, he does not speak for me".