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Kellyanne Conway explains why she hasn't been on TV lately

Kellyanne Conway called reports that she has been "sidelined" from television somebody's attempt to "start trouble" when she appeared on Fox News' Hannity on Wednesday night.

"I don't think I have to explain myself if I'm not going on TV if I'm out with four kids for three days looking at houses and schools," Conway told host Sean Hannity at the Conservative Political Action Conference in National Harbor. "A lot of my colleagues aren't trying to figure out how to be a mother of four kids, I assure you."

Conway has faced questions of credibility, with some TV programs banning her from their shows. While CNN reported Wednesday that White House officials were unhappy with Conway going "off message," and that consequently she'd been restricted in her TV appearance role, Conway explained: "About five percent of what I'm asked to do in this White House counselor role is TV. I think that's about right because [Trump is] the president now. He's his own best messenger."

Watch her defense below. Jeva Lange