We spoke to the ‘AI’ host Wednesday in NYC, and asked if Claudia Conway had gotten a free pass to be on the show (or a shot at it, at least) because of her family name and clout … on TikTok and elsewhere.
Ryan tells us that’s not the case — or not to his knowledge, anyway. He does concede there was a lot to talk to her about because of her history and ties to Donald Trump … but when we pressed, RS says however far she goes should be on merit.
With that said, he did kinda throw up his hands … noting that he’s just the host of the show and doesn’t have a whole lot of say on her advancement. That’ll ultimately be up to her, the judges, the audience … and probably a lot of executive producers.
Another little tidbit he shared about his time with the kid … her dad, George Conway, is apparently the one who was with her for this ‘Idol’ audition she went to recently. Ryan even says Claudia called her pops a great coach — how ’bout that?!?
Claudia already put a spotlight on George during her trip, and he seemed more than game to get on one of her TikToks and play along with the lip-syncing and dancin’. So yeah, it’s clear he supports her all the way — no word if Kellyanne’s on board.
Anywho … when we tried opening the convo about what Claudia’s ‘Idol’ audition might mean for her mom and Trump supporters, Ryan wisely bid us adieu 👋🏽.