“I’m not gonna fire her. I think she’s a terrific person. She’s a tremendous spokesperson,” said President Trump on Fox and Friends responding to the recommendation from Office of Special Counsel that Kellyanne Conway be removed over violations of the Hatch Act. The Hatch Act limits certain political activities of federal employees.

Trump, though, said: “It looks to me like they’re trying to take away her right of free speech.”

He even suggested he would not counsel Conway to tone it down.

“It doesn’t work that way,” Trump said, arguing that Conway was merely responding to political attacks against him. “A person wouldn’t be able to express themselves, and I just don’t see it.”