Kellyanne Conway praised President Donald Trump as a champion of women in her speech to the Republican National Convention on Wednesday night –without mentioning she was leaving the White House to spend time with her family.
‘For decades, he has elevated women to senior positions in business and in government. He confides in and consults us, respects our opinions, and insists that we are on equal footing with the men,’ she said of Trump, who has seen his approval rating fall among women amid their concerns about his handling of the coronavirus pandemic and racial tensions in the country.
She discussed her own work for the president, including being the first woman to run a major party candidate’s presidential campaign.
‘President Trump helped me shatter a barrier in the world of politics by empowering me to manage his campaign to its successful conclusion. With the help of millions of Americans, our team defied the critics, questionable polls and conventional wisdom — and we won,’ she said.
She did not mention she’s leaving her role as counselor to the president at the end of the month after her 15-year-old daughter Claudia saw her social media posts criticizing her mother’s work for the administration go viral.
Conway was one of several women touting the president’s support of their gender, including White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany and second lady Karen Pence.
Conway, who’s been at Trump’s side since he took the oath of office, announced on Sunday evening she was quitting the administration to spend time with her family, saying her children needed ‘less drama, more mama’.
Her 15-year-old daughter Claudia also has said was trying to get emancipated from her parents. Conway’s husband George Conway is stepping back from his role with a super PAC working against Trump’s re-election.
Kellyanne Conway has been one of Trump’s most visible advisers and a frequent defender of his on the TV airwaves, the place he appreciates it the most.
Her appearance at the convention will likely combine a defense of the president’s policies with an appeal to female voters to support him.
Always ready to spar with the media and quick with quip, Conway survived four White House chiefs of staff and numerous Cabinet secretaries.
She also was criticized for her fast-and-lose approach with the facts, which she famously labeled ‘alternative facts.’
Conway, who also managed Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign, appeared unruffled during an appearance Monday at the unveiling of an art exhibit of student work tied to the 100th anniversary of the 19th amendment.
‘How am I doing? I’m good. I make my own choices,’ she told repor….