Donald Trump's senior adviser Kellyanne Conway has said she has "no idea" who is in charge of the Democratic Party.

Speaking in an interview on Fox & Friends, Conway said the appearance of former president Barack Obama at an event at the University of Chicago had left her confused as to the party's leadership.

She said on Tuesday (24 April): "President Obama reminded me yesterday, I have no idea who the leader of the Democratic Party is. Is it him, on whose watch they lost the White House, the House, the Senate, nearly 1,000 state legislative seats, lots of chambers and governorships?"

She added: "Is it Hillary Clinton, who's still out there on the stump and won't go quietly into thy night? I think the Democratic Party is having a real identity crisis."

Conway's comments come just days after Obama's former chief of staff said she believed Obama was still the leader of the Democratic Party.

Alyssa Mastromonaco was asked by CNN whether former presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders was the leader of the Democratic Party, to which she responded: "Bernie? I think if you would ask Bernie, he would say no. I think he even said he isn't a Democrat the other day. Tom Perez, you know, I think he is..."

She then added: "I think Barack Obama is probably still the leader of the Democratic Party even though he is sort of on a hiatus right now."