Sources: Kellyanne Conway is out of Trump's inner circle, might end up outside the White House

Kellyanne Conway’s Sunday broadsides against Mitt Romney have exacerbated an increasingly strained relationship with Donald Trump and his senior advisers, including son-in-law Jared Kushner, according to more than a half-dozen sources involved in the transition efforts.

Conway, who served as Trump’s campaign manager, has slowly receded from the president-elect’s innermost circle — she is not included either in interviews with potential cabinet nominees or in the deliberations over those candidates, said two people briefed on the matter.

Conway, 49, has rejected an offer to be Trump’s White House communications director, and is now seen as increasingly unlikely to take on a formal role inside the administration, according to a source familiar with the transition process — which helps to explain why she has displayed little compunction about bucking her boss in public.

“Kellyanne is more likely to be working on the outside and she knows that,” said a top Trump transition aide, “so I think she feels a little more liberated about opining.”