Claudia Conway, daughter to former Trump aide Kellyanne Conway, is once again going viral for her TikTok videos. The 15-year-old teen is making headlines for sharing her mother’s positive COVID-19 diagnosis, and claiming that President Donald Trump is doing worse than reported.
Earlier this summer, Claudia began posting political TikToks to voice support for Black Lives Matter, distance herself from her mother’s politics, and slam Trump. In August, she announced her plans to push for emancipation, which ended when her parents Kellyanne and George T. Conway resigned from their respective positions. Contrary to what Claudia reported over social media, her parents both emphasized that their decisions were based on spending more time with their family.
However, the public feud is picking up steam once again after Claudia broke the news that her mother was infected with COVID-19 following Trump’s diagnosis. She stated that her mother was “coughing all around the house” and that she was having problems breathing herself. Kellyanne later took to Twitter to confirm her diagnosis.
Claudia Conway Confirms COVID-19 Diagnosis
On Monday night, Claudia uploaded a series of TikToks and went live to give more insight into her family situation. In one TikTok — the only one that hasn’t been deleted — Claudia retracted her claim that Kellyanne lied about testing, while her mother appeared to be coaching her from off-camera.
While Claudia deleted other TikToks from Monday night, multiple users saved the videos and reuploaded them to their own accounts. One of the TikToks shows Claudia talking to her mother, who is nearby but off-camera. Kellyanne can be heard, “You’ve caused so much disruption. You lied about your f****** mother about COVID? About COVID?”
HELP I can’t stop watching Claudia Conway argue with her mom 😭 pic.twitter.com/EINInHyE6j— Sam Stryker (@sbstryker) October 6, 2020
As Claudia and Kellyanne’s interaction went viral on TikTok and Twitter, more people were hailing Claudia as a “hero” for speaking out against her conservative upbringing and airing her allegations on Trump’s health (which have not been confirmed).
Helen Holmes, an Observer reporter, compared Claudia to journalists Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein, who broke the Watergate scandal.
Others called on people to be more compassionate, saying that the media frenzy and extensive memes take away from the fact that Claudia is still a young teen.
Kellyanne Responds to Claudia’s Allegations
Claudia & I are faring well in quarantine. Everyone else is negative— Kellyanne Conway (@KellyannePolls) October 6, 2020
I had 3 tests on Friday: 1 negative (saliva) 1 pos (rapid), 1 pos (PCR, most accurate)
As soon as dr confirmed positive, I told my family & then went public pic.twitter.com/0NLDhiHrHo
Kellyanne uploaded a couple of tweets to address the situation. In her first tweet, she shared a photo of Claudia in what looks to be the same outfit from her TikToks. She wrote, “Claudia & I are faring well in quarantine. Everyone else is negative.”
In a follow-up tweet, she addressed Claudia’s social media activity, and seemingly touched on abuse allegations — allegations that were formed from Claudia’s claims of not being able to go to the hospital. Kellyanne wrote that Claudia “has access to top doctors & health care & lives comfortably.”
Claudia herself has repeatedly addressed the media attention she receives for her TikTok activity.
“Currently trending on twitter for no apparent reason,” she writes in her TikTok bio. “The media is obsessed.”
here come the angry boomers 🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄 why 😡 isn’t 😡 she 😡 wearing 😡a 😡 shirt♬ original sound – claudia conway