Kellyanne Conway says CBS's Reid has 'changed' reporting approach: 'Don't know what's happened to you'

White House counselor Kellyanne ConwayKellyanne Elizabeth ConwayWomen set to take key roles in Biden administration Lara Trump mulling 2022 Senate run in North Carolina: report Press: Where is Jim Baker when we need him? MORE told CBS News correspondent Paula Reid on Wednesday that she believes the journalist has "changed" in terms of her reporting approach.

Conway followed her remark by saying that she doesn't know "what's happened" to Reid.

Conway's comments were made to a gaggle of reporters outside the White House following the announcement of a list of members chosen for a presidential task force focused on reopening the economy.


"Can you clarify, the president’s council on re-opening the country, how is it that going to work? The president has listed off a long list of names yesterday, but how will they work, how will they make recommendations to the president? And is there any thought to diversifying that council beyond what is a group of very wealthy white men? Not exactly those who have been hit the hardest," Reid said.

Conway described the list as "less-exhaustive than it is illustrative," adding that there will be other people raising their hands and saying 'How can I help?'"

"We don't pick who the heads of the sports commission leagues or which CEOs of companies want to help," Conway said.

"But you do pick your task force — you could pick small businesses, you could pick other people or groups. Who is this?" Reid asked.

"Paula, I actually don't know what's happened to you, respectfully. I don't know why you've changed," Conway replied. "And you're in the briefing room screaming at Anthony FauciAnthony FauciScott Atlas resigns as coronavirus adviser to Trump Hospitals brace for COVID-19 surge Rand Paul says Fauci owes parents and students an apology over pandemic measures MORE and the president," Conway continued.


"But that aside, I'll answer the question about how they're going to help America, which is why I'm here."

"I think you're here for a different reason, it seems these days," Conway added. "I'm here and the council has stepped up because they want to help Americans."

Conway's comments come after Reid asked top infectious disease doctor and White House coronavirus task force member Anthony Fauci on Monday to comment on remarks he made about social distancing. Fauci said during an interview with CNN that lives could have been saved if social distancing measures were put in place earlier.

Fauci replied to Reid, saying that his comments were a poor choice of words and that he had not meant for the statements to be critical.

"Are you doing this voluntarily or did the president or the vice president ask?" Reid asked.

"Everything I do is voluntary. Please. Don't even imply that," the normally reserved Fauci retorted.

Fauci has served six administrations dating back to the Reagan administration as director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.

--This report was updated on April 16 at 8:59 a.m.