The president's top adviser also revealed that she has the nickname 'blueberry' in the White House, as she is one of few officials to have secret service protection
A fiery Kellyanne Conway lashed out at her critics in a new interview published on Saturday, calling them 'f***ing miserable' people.
Defending her now infamous reference to the non-existent Bowling Green Massacre and spurious spin of 'alternative facts', the White House senior counselor let rip to the New York Magazine.
A defiant flip-off to her many detractors, Conway uses the chat to quell speculation she wants the job of equally embattled Press Secretary Sean Spicer, saying she would rather 'slit her wrists'.
She also reveals she has the rather coquettish Secret Service codename of Blueberry and turning serious, shares that despite being pro life, she knows friends who have had abortions, and even helped them pay as a teenager.
Giving the interview from her third floor of the West Wing, the lady the magazine dubs the True First Lady of Trump's America has only one volume in her officer bookshelf, The Art of the Deal.
Over the course of the interview, Conway, who reveals she ate burgers with Trump after his Joint Address to Congress last month, produced a more expansive definition of 'alternative facts' and the made-up Bowling Green massacre.
She got particularly angry when speaking about the people who have viciously mocked all of her slip ups online.
'Anybody who pretends I'm not smart or not credible, it's like 'Excuse me, I've spoken 1.2million words on TV, OK?'
Senior advisors Stephen Miller and Kellyanne Conway watch as German Chancellor Angela Merkel and U.S. President Donald Trump hold a joint news conference in the East Room of the White House in Washington on Friday
In detailing her working relationship with the President, she said that it is very casual, and that: 'When I want to talk to him, I go talk to him'. She is picture with the President on his election night
'You wanna focus on two here and there, it's on you, you're f***ing miserable person,' she said, adding, 'P.S., just whoever you are.'
The president's top adviser revealed that she has a White House codename, 'Blueberry', and that she is the only member of the administration apart from the president and vice-president to have on.
This was afforded to her after a number of online threats and a package that contained a 'mysterious white substance'.
She chose the nickname Blueberry because she grew up picking berries in southern Jersey, and was even crowned Miss New Jersey Blueberry Princess when she was 16.
Controversial moment that Kellyanne Conway appeared to make herself at home on one of the Oval Office sofas
New York Mag referred to her as the 'functional First Lady,' and she doubled down on those who have attacked her for perceived inaccuracies in her public statements.
Almost ubiquitous on television screens in the nine-months she has been part of the Trump campaign and then administration, Kellyanne claimed she has special 'walk-in' privileges to the Oval Office.
This means that she can enter whenever she pleases and usually is an honor only bestowed upon the First Lady or the Chief of Staff, although of course access is at the discretion of the president.
'When I want to talk to him, I go talk to him,' she said to the New York Magazine.
And in another display of her power within the West Wing, the reporter describes how Conway told her she was going to ask Trump to follow her on Twitter and then watched in real time as the president did it.
Conway also defended her use of the notion 'alternative facts'. She first used the phrase in January in defense of Sean Spicer who lashed out at press for reporting on the size of inaugural crowds. She is pictured on the day of the inauguration ceremony
She discussed her bowling green massacre blunder, which was a reference to a supposed terrorist attack on the Kentucky city that never took place, and said it was a simple slip of the tongue.
Instead of the word massacre, she said that she meant to talk about the 'Bowling Green masterminds' in order to defend the President's travel ban.
That reference would have made much more sense, as in actual fact there were two Iraqi al-Qaeda supporters who were arrested in 2011 in the Kentucky town after they attempted to send weapons to oversea terrorists.
THE BEST QUOTES FROM KELLYANNE'S NEW YORK MAGAZINE INTERVIEW
- Speaking about people who mocked her slip-ups in press interviews, she said: 'Anybody who pretends I'm not smart or not credible, it's like 'Excuse me, I've spoken 1.2million words on TV, OK? You wanna focus on two here and there, it's on you, you're f***ing miserable person,' she said, adding, 'P.S., just whoever you are.'
- Defending her use of the term alternative facts: 'Additional facts and alternative information. Two plus two is four. Three plus one is four. Partly cloudy, partly sunny. Glass half full, glass half empty'.
- When asked if she would ever want Spicer's job, she reportedly rolled her eyes, saying: 'Slit my wrists, bleed out, put cement shoes on, jump off the bridge, and then I'll take the job - are you kidding me?'
- On her stance on abortion: 'Do I know anybody who ever got an abortion? Well of course I do. I've driven them there. I've helped pay.'
- About the Women's March on Washington: 'I don’t object to other people marching at all — you know, my friends were there,. But I’d rather do than march; I’d rather act than talk.'
- On the night of the election: 'My phone rang at 2:30,' said Conway to New York Magazine. 'Huma Abedin! My husband took a picture of it. I'm like, 'Hey, Huma!' And she said, 'Hey, Kellyanne, how's it going?' I'm like, 'It's … going! What's up?' ' She laughed. 'She goes, 'Um, Secretary Clinton would like to speak to Mr. Trump.' I said, 'Would that be now?' She said, 'If he's available.' 'He's available!'
- Speaking about her close relationship with President Trump: 'When I want to talk to him, I go talk to him.'
Conway also defended her use of the notion 'alternative facts' - saying: 'additional facts and alternative information. Two plus two is four. Three plus one is four. Partly cloudy, partly sunny. Glass half full, glass half empty'.
The article also touches on General Flynn and the debacle the White House turned his resignation into, with Conway doing an interview saying Trump had complete confidence in the National Security Adviser and then watching him quit six hours later.
Indeed, Steve Bannon, the president's shadowy chief strategist makes a number of striking cameos during the large piece.
He tells the interviewer that Conway was intentionally left out of the loop when Flynn was discussed and says 'quite frankly he was surprised' when she said on television that Flynn had the confidence of the president.
He goes onto say he felt it was also 'obviously embarrassing' for her too.
And in another unguarded moment, Bannon appears to reveal a starkly existential attitude to government, in sharp contrast to Conway's sprightly and clear love of the 'game'.
'I’m not doing this to have friends,' said Bannon.
'I don’t socialize a lot, I don’t bring people into my life. This is like being in the Navy, this is like a duty. I don’t enjoy this every day. This is not living; this is a kind of existence.'
The 50-year-old used the phrase in January in defense of White House Press Secretary Sean Picer, the day after he lashed out at the press for reporting on the underwhelming size of President Trump's inauguration crowds.
Asked if she would ever want Spicer's job, she reportedly rolled her eyes, saying: 'Slit my wrists, bleed out, put cement shoes on, jump off the bridge, and then I'll take the job - are you kidding me?'
Conway was careful to define what she describes as her own brand of 'conservative feminism,' telling New York Mag that it is 'softer' and 'less anti-male' and 'less pro-abortion.'
She also commented on the Women's March on Washington, held in opposition of President Trump the day after he was inaugurated.
She told New York Mag that she didn't oppose the march, but said she'd 'rather do than march.' Conway also shared that she had friends were there, saying: 'I'd rather act than talk'.
White House adviser Kellyanne Conway got heated as she defended her highly-mocked press slip-ups in an interview published Saturday. She is pictured at a joint conference with German Chancellor Angela Merkel
However, the pro-life advocate said that she would never judge a woman for getting an abortion, and did not dispute a suggestion that she doesn't want Roe v. Wade overturned.
She said she feels sympathetic to those who have had them, and: 'Do I know anybody who ever got an abortion? Well of course I do. I've driven them there. I've helped pay.'
However, she also said that she disagrees that abortion should be accessible easily to 'anyone, anytime, anywhere,' and said that her goal is to make the US more sensitive 'to the value of life', according to New York Mag.
Conway, who has a significant fan base, also told New York Mag that she's 'sick of herself,' claiming that she is constantly approached in public places like the grocery store.
She also explains how Hillary Clinton called to concede on election night in a moment of high drama.
'My phone rang at 2:30,' said Conway to New York Magazine. 'Huma Abedin! My husband took a picture of it. I'm like, 'Hey, Huma!' And she said, 'Hey, Kellyanne, how's it going?' I'm like, 'It's … going! What's up?' ' She laughed. 'She goes, 'Um, Secretary Clinton would like to speak to Mr. Trump.' I said, 'Would that be now?' She said, 'If he's available.' 'He's available!'