Most people figured Donald Trump’s campaign manager, Kellyanne Conway, would be a lock to work in the White House in some capacity.
That might not be the case.
Most had assumed Kellyanne Conway, the woman who made history after becoming the first female to lead a successful presidential campaign, would be the first to accept a role in the upcoming Trump administration.
That may not be the case, unfortunately.
Speaking at POLITICO’s “Women Rule” event, former Trump campaign manager Kellyanne Conway was reluctant to say whether she would take a job in the Trump White House. She cited the constraints of being a mother of four children – three girls and one boy.
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Kellyanne Conway wouldn’t say whether she will accept a job in Donald Trump’s White House, but the senior adviser to the president-elect did share some ideas of the role she could play: the “Kellyanne role.”
“In terms of going into the West Wing, I will do whatever the president-elect and the vice president-elect … believe is my best and highest use for them. But I know the relationship will be the same, so I’m not worried about it,” Conway told Anna Palmer at POLITICO’s Women Rule event. “Call it the Kellyanne role. Somebody said that recently, so I like that, and I know what that means.”
Conway hinted that she will turn down a White House job but continue to advise Trump, much like David Plouffe and David Axelrod did with President Barack Obama from outside the White House, because an “outside super-structure is important, too.”
“In the short term, we do need what I call this surround sound super-structure outside,” she said, describing it as a political operation led by someone the president trusts who is up almost as long as he is.
“It’s a mystery to us when he actually sleeps,” she noted. “A total mystery, so don’t ask that. But somebody who actually, you know, has relationships with donors, grass roots, Capitol Hill, so that we can play prevent defense and then also go on offense when it comes to supporting his nominees for the Cabinet or for the United States Supreme Court and the rest of the federal judiciary.”
That person would also ensure that Trump’s message is delivered to the American people, to explain to them how they’ll be impacted by issues such as infrastructure investment or the repeal and replacement of Obamacare, for example.
Time will tell what happens.
Let’s get 10,000 SHARES for Kellyanne to let her know we appreciate that she was the 1st female campaign maanger to see her candidate make it to the White House.