Who is Kellyanne Conway? A Look at Her Role in the Trump Campaign

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Kellyanne Conway, the first female presidential campaign manager, begins her day as most mothers of four young children in New Jersey. 

The Campaign Trail

She works to lay out his agenda, talking points, and stop the main stream media spin. Conway said, “I think it’s unfair to say I’m always dutifully defending him. I look at my job, Dana, as explaining positions on issues, why he’s running for president and why people should vote for him.”  Conway has been working for Trump since August. She said that being a woman didn’t affect her taking the job when Trump asked her to take it.  She explained, “I wasn’t hired because of my gender. But it’s a special responsibility.  I want to do right, apart from my gender — I want to do right as a campaign manager.”

Conway and Trump.  http://www.cnn.com/2016/08/30/politics/kellyanne-conway-rape-comments/
Conway and Trump. http://www.cnn.com/2016/08/30/politics/kellyanne-conway-rape-comments/

Stopping The Main Stream Spin

Over the weekend, Trump made a speech in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. He went off-script, as he often did in the primaries–much to the delight of his supporters. This time he was talking about the women that are trying to tarnish his campaign. Conway said, “It’s his campaign, and it’s his candidacy, and in the end, yes, I feel comfortable with his voice and his choice.”

She did admit though that “Donald Trump is at his very best, at his very best, when he talks about the issues.” 

Support System for Trump

Conway says she is privately tough with Trump. One time, Conway told him after one of his off script speeches that “You and I are in a fight for the next 17 days.”  Then Trump asked her why.  She responded, “Because I know you’re going to win. And that comment you just made sounds like you think you’re going to lose. And we’re going to argue about it until you win.”  Trump simply said, “OK, honey. Then we’ll win.”

He Listened

The Friday that the 2005 tape came out, Conway canceled her Sunday appearances on TV.  Yet, she was on top of damage control. She said she felt like “Rapunzel in the tower all weekend.”  She added, “I told Mr. Trump in private what I’ve also said in public or a variation thereof. I found the comments to be horrible and indefensible. And he didn’t ask anybody to defend them, by the way.  I’m glad he apologized. I was there when he made his apology. I will tell all the people who think he was not sincere and he wasn’t truly contrite, or he wasn’t contrite enough — you’re wrong. He was. I was there.  And he’s also resolved to see this fight through. And I think the same reason he wouldn’t quit the race is the same reason I wouldn’t quit for him, and it’s very simple.”

 

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