It looks like President-elect Donald Trump is going to keep his campaign manager Kellyanne Conway around for a while. On Thursday morning, Trump’s transition team announced that Conway will be taking the role of Trump’s counselor while in the White House. Conway has already been big with the media by giving plenty of interviews. Now in her new position in the White House, she’s bound to have an even bigger profile.
According to the Trump transition team, Conway is going to “work with senior leadership to effectively message and execute the administration’s legislative priorities and actions.” When Trump was asked about her new role, he expressed how much he trusts Conway and the critical role she had in his election victory. Therefore, it is clear that Trump has complete faith in Conway and her ability to help him make good decisions during his presidency.
What is even better about Conway being in the Trump administration is that it diversifies it more. In the beginning of Trump’s nomination announcements, it seemed like he was only choosing older white men like Stephen K. Bannon, Stephen Miller, and Reince Priebus. But now, he is starting to choose more females for his cabinet which makes his image look a lot better amongst women.
In the beginning of the transition, Conway had turned down other White House jobs because she said she didn’t want to be away from her children. But apparently, her opinion has changed as she is going to be playing a substantial role now on Trump’s team. Conway first joined Trump’s presidential campaign in the summer of 2016, and she has been credited for disciplining Trump at times when it was most important for the election. At the same time, she’d made multiple appearances on TV shows where she praised Trump and defended him every chance she could get. For a woman to do that for Trump, it likely helped him win more female voters over.