Kellyanne Conway Explains Her Success as Trump’s Campaign Manager and Adviser: ‘I Always Tell Him the Truth’

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During an interview with CNN that was released on Wednesday, White House counselor Kellyanne Conway revealed a few reasons why she has been successful in the Trump administration.

The adviser claimed that President Donald Trump treats all of his staff the same, regardless of their gender, and that is something that has been an advantage during their professional relationship.

“I think my gender helps me with the President in that he has never been afraid, and in fact, always been willing to treat men and women in his employment the same,” Conway said to CNN. “I don’t feel like he listens to me any less or any differently, or any less seriously.”

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She also stated that the president respects her opinion because she does not attempt to lie to him.

“He hears and listens to any number of people. Why does he hear me? Because I always tell him the truth,” Conway said.

In the interview, she said she could relate to those that felt inspired by the president’s message to Americans.

“When he talked about the forgotten man and forgotten woman, I knew exactly of whom he spoke,” Conway said. “It’s many of these people, and when they say forgotten they just mean that they’re looking at the system from the outside staring inside with their nose pressed up against the glass you know saying ‘what about me?'”

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The counselor has had a reputation for many years as a Republican commentator but claims that politics was never something that was focused on while she was growing up.

“I never heard the words, ‘Women Empowerment.’ But I always knew that they were empowered women. I also don’t remember the words politics, or conservative,” Conway said.

However, once she became a Republican analyst on CNN, she became a powerful voice for the party.

“I realized, that if anybody was trying to throw logs in my path, they couldn’t get past me speaking directly, one-on-one,” said Conway.

Conway is one of the most powerful women in the Trump administration and was the first woman to successfully run a presidential campaign. She now works as a counselor to the president and is known for her outspoken support of the president.

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I. Chin
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Q: Why won’t a SINGLE feminist proclaim her achievements as the first, successful WOMAN to run a presidential campaign?

Hypocrisy? Ideological double-standards? Same things.

Phyllis Softa
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It would appear that Sydney shares your ideology. There is no indication that Sydney considers herself a :feminist”. Criticizing her article for not mentioning ALL Kellyanne’s accomplishments is bizarre. She also did not mention that Kellyanne serves as senior WH adviser WHILE raising 4 children—probably because she thought those accomplishments were already well known to IJR readers.

Phyllis Softa
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Kellyanne believes her gender helps her with the president, in that he isn’t afraid—Is he “afraid” of men? The press let that slide? What does it mean? If he treats women that work for the same as the men, she might wish to run for cover. Think Sessions, Tillerson, Bannon, McMaster, Mattis, Kelley, Preibus, and who can overlook Michael Cohen?

I. Chin
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Ironic that she is NOT included in the female pantheon of accomplishments for running a successful presidential campaign. AS A WOMAN.

Q: Had she done the same for your side would you be shouting her name? I do not expect an honest answer, nor one which does not veer into TDS.

Phyllis Softa
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What does Kellyanne’s accomplishment have to do with her quote? I did not say or conclude her gender helps her with the president, in that he isn’t afraid —She did. Do you read the articles or just look at the pictures?

James
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How many of those you cited were truly LOYAL to the president? I see only one – Bannon – who still is supportive of Trump and chose to leave. Having read the remarks from the rest, it appears from where i sit they did not like being told what to do by their BOSS. [Sessions was totally inept and was not qualified to be AG.]

And, WHO would ever do such a thing as to listen and follow the orders of one’s BOSS?

Phyllis Softa
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One doesn’t take an oath of loyalty to any person, office, or political party. It is the US government,not the mob.The oath is loyalty to the US Constitution. I agree with you on Sessions’ qualifications, but I wasn’t one who nominated him nor was I one of the 51 Repub. Senators + Manchin that voted to confirm him. On that last question, ask Michael Cohen how following the orders of one’s boss worked out for him. Illegal/unethical are still a factor, even if your boss directs you do it.

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