Kellyanne Conway describes reporters who mock Trump as 'professional political hacks'

Senior adviser to Donald Trump Kellyanne Conway said on Monday that the White House press corps, who she described as mocking the 45th president, "ought to think about what they're doing."

Tension between reporters and the newly positioned Trump administration erupted last weekend, when White House press secretary Sean Spicer accused media of trying to "lessen the enthusiasm" in covering attendance of Trump's inauguration.

In a Sunday interview with NBC News' Chuck Todd, Conway stated Spicer was offering "alternative facts" on the inauguration matter.

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In a White House interview with FOX News' Sean Hannity, Conway chastised pool reporters who she feel mock the president instead of giving the new administration a fair chance.

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White House Staff Secretary Rob Porter (2nd R) gives U.S. President Donald Trump, flanked by Vice President Mike Pence (L) and Chief of Staff Reince Priebus (R) the document to confirming James Mattis his Secretary of Defense, his first signing in the Oval Office in Washington, U.S. January 20, 2017.

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President Donald Trump turns to House Speaker Paul Ryan as he is joined by the Congressional leadership and his family as he formally signs his cabinet nominations into law, in the President's Room of the Senate, at the Capitol in Washington, D.C., U.S., January 20, 2017.

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US President Donald Trump formally signs his cabinet nominations into law, at the Capitol in Washington, January 20, 2017.

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President Donald Trump is joined by the Congressional leadership and his family as he formally signs his cabinet nominations into law, in the President's Room of the Senate, at the Capitol in Washington, D.C., U.S., January 20, 2017.

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President Donald Trump shakes hands with Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y, as he is joined by the Congressional leadership and his family while he formally signs his cabinet nominations into law, at the Capitol in Washington, January 20, 2017. From left are Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y, Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Mo., Vice President Mike Pence and his wife Karen Pence, Jared Kushner, Donald Trump Jr., and Ivanka Trump.

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US President Donald Trump is joined by the Congressional leadership and his family, rear, wife Melania Trump, son Barron Trump, as he formally signs his cabinet nominations into law, at the Capitol in Washington, January 20, 2017.

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President Donald Trump prepares to sign a confirmation for Defense Secretary James Mattis as his Chief of Staff Reince Priebus (L) points to the order while Vice President Mike Pence watches January 20, 2017 in Washington, DC.

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President Donald Trump is joined by the Congressional leadership and his family as he formally signs his cabinet nominations into law, in the President's Room of the Senate, at the Capitol in Washington, D.C., U.S., January 20, 2017.

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President Donald Trump signs his first executive order as president, ordering federal agencies to ease the burden of President Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act January 20, 2017 in Washington, DC.

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President Donald Trump is joined by the Congressional leadership and his family as he formally signs his cabinet nominations into law, in the President's Room of the Senate, at the Capitol in Washington, D.C., U.S., January 20, 2017.

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"If they snark, if they roll their eyes, if their Twitter feed is filled with 92 percent anti-Trump tweets, they're not being reporters, they're being opinion columnists," Conway told Hannity. "They're being professional political hacks and pundits, and we have a right to call that out."

In Spicer's first daily White House briefing, the topic of inauguration attendance and Spicer's inaccurate statements resurfaced when ABC News' Jonathan Karl bluntly asked the press secretary, "Will you always tell us the truth?"

The question spurred a lengthy back and forth between Karl and Spicer, during which Spicer stated, "Our intention is never to lie to you."

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The pivot out of Trump camp when asked about the false Inauguration Day summations has focused around an incorrect report that the bust of Martin Luther King Jr. had been removed from the Oval Office after Trump's inauguration on Friday.

"[The pool reporter] puts it out, it gets tweeted and it gets reported 3,000 times -- you still can't take it back," Conway said. "He apologized to his colleagues in the press. He has not apologized to the President and the damage is done because then people look at Donald Trump as [racist].

Conway also discussed during her FOX interview the administration's focus on strengthening the economy and reducing corporate taxes.

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U.S. President-elect Donald Trump acknowledges supporters with his wife Melania at the "Make America Great Again! Welcome Celebration" at the Lincoln Memorial. in Washington, U.S., January 19, 2017.

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Toby Keith performs at the "Make America Great Again! Welcome Celebration" concert at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, U.S., January 19, 2017.

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U.S. President-elect Donald Trump and his family take part in a Make America Great Again welcome concert in Washington, U.S. January 19, 2017.

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U.S. President-elect Donald Trump and his wife Melania take part in a Make America Great Again welcome concert in Washington, U.S. January 19, 2017.

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U.S. President-elect Donald Trump son Donald Trump Jr. (C) looks at his daughter Kai Madison as she takes a picture with her mobile phone during the Inaugural Concert at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, U.S., January 19, 2017, one day before Trump's inauguration as the nation's 45th president.

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President-elect Donald J. Trump and wife Melania Trump arrive for the inaugural concert at the Lincoln Memorial in January 19, 2017 in Washington, DC. Hundreds of thousands of people are expected tomorrow for Trump's inauguration as the 45th president of the United States.

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Brad Arnold of 3 Doors Down sings during the "Make America Great Again! Welcome Celebration" concert at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, U.S., January 19, 2017.

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U.S. President-elect Donald Trump salutes next to his wife Melania (C) and daughter Ivanka as they arrive at the "Make America Great Again! Welcome Celebration" at the Lincoln Memorial. in Washington, U.S., January 19, 2017.

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The U.S. Army Band performs during the "Make America Great Again! Welcome Celebration" at the Lincoln Memorial on the eve the inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump in Washington, U.S., January 19, 2017.

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U.S. President-elect Donald Trump gives a thumbs-up at the "Make America Great Again! Welcome Celebration" at the Lincoln Memorial. in Washington, U.S., January 19, 2017.

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The Frontmen of Country perform during the "Make America Great Again! Welcome Celebration" at the Lincoln Memorial on the eve the inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump in Washington, U.S., January 19, 2017,

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U.S. President-elect Donald Trump and his wife Melania take part in a Make America Great Again welcome concert in Washington, U.S. January 19, 2017.

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Members of the American Tap Company perform at the Voices for the People inaugural musical event on January 19, 2017 in Washington, DC. President-elect Donald Trump will be sworn in as the 45th U.S. president on January 20.

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U.S. President-elect Donald Trump arrive with family members at the "Make America Great Again! Welcome Celebration" at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, U.S., January 19, 2017.

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People stand for the national anthem before U.S. President-elect Donald Trump arrives at a Make America Great Again welcome concert in Washington, U.S. January 19, 2017.

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Members of the American Tap Company walk offstage after performing at the Voices for the People inaugural musical event on January 19, 2017 in Washington, DC. President-elect Donald Trump will be sworn in as the 45th U.S. president on January 20.

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Jared Kushner, the son-in-law of President-elect Donald Trump, along with his wife Ivanka Trump arrive for the the Inauguration Welcome Concert at the Lincoln Memorial January 19, 2017 in Washington, DC. Hundreds of thousands of people are expected tomorrow for Trump's inauguration as the 45th president of the United States.

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Members of the Emerald Society, Washington, DC Fire Department band, walk on their way to perform at the Voices for the People inaugural musical event on January 19, 2017 in Washington, DC. President-elect Donald Trump will be sworn in as the 45th U.S. president on January 20.

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President-elect Donald Trump speaks at the Lincoln Memorial January 19, 2017 in Washington, DC. Hundreds of thousands of people are expected tomorrow for Trump's inauguration as the 45th president of the United States.

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Toby Keith performs at the "Make America Great Again! Welcome Celebration" concert at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, U.S., January 19, 2017.

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U.S. President-elect Donald Trump and his wife Melania take part in a Make America Great Again welcome concert in Washington, U.S. January 19, 2017.

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U.S. President-elect Donald Trump daughter Ivanka (C), her husband Jared Kushner (R) and Tiffany Trump arrive at a Inaugural Concert at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, U.S., January 19, 2017, one day before Trump's inauguration as the nation's 45th president.

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A military band performs during a welcome celebration for US President-elect Donald Trump and wife Melania at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC on January 19, 2017.

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Supporters of U.S. President-elect Donald Trump attend an Inaugural Concert at the Lincoln Memorial al the National Mall in Washington, U.S., January 19, 2017, one day before Trump's inauguration as the nation's 45th president.

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Supporters of U.S. President-elect Donald Trump attend an Inaugural Concert at the Lincoln Memorial al the National Mall in Washington, U.S., January 19, 2017, one day before Trump's inauguration as the nation's 45th president.

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A supporter of U.S. President-elect Donald Trump attends an Inaugural Concert event at the Lincoln Memorial al the National Mall in Washington, U.S., January 19, 2017, one day before Trump's inauguration as the nation's 45th president.

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U.S. President-elect Donald Trump and his family take part in a Make America Great Again welcome concert in Washington, U.S. January 19, 2017.

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President-elect Donald Trump speaks during the inauguration concert at the Lincoln Memorial January 19, 2017 in Washington, DC. Hundreds of thousands of people are expected tomorrow for Trump's inauguration as the 45th president of the United States.

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Guests cheer during the inauguration concert at the Lincoln Memorial January 19, 2017 in Washington, DC. Hundreds of thousands of people are expected tomorrow for Trump's inauguration as the 45th president of the United States.

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President-elect Donald Trump looks on during the inauguration concert at the Lincoln Memorial January 19, 2017 in Washington, DC. Hundreds of thousands of people are expected tomorrow for Trump's inauguration as the 45th president of the United States.

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