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Trump campaign manager Conway named White House counselor

US President-elect Donald Trump's campaign manager Kellyanne Conway speaks to the press as she arrives at the Trump Tower in New York.  Trump on December 21, 2016, named Conway, credited with crafting much of the strategy that carried him to last month's shock election victory, to the post of counselor to the president. / AFP PHOTO / Jewel SAMAD

US President-elect Donald Trump’s campaign manager Kellyanne Conway speaks to the press as she arrives at the Trump Tower in New York.<br />Trump on December 21, 2016, named Conway, credited with crafting much of the strategy that carried him to last month’s shock election victory, to the post of counselor to the president. / AFP PHOTO / Jewel SAMAD

Donald Trump on Wednesday named his campaign manager Kellyanne Conway, credited with crafting much of the strategy that carried him to last month’s shock election victory, to the post of counselor to the president.

Conway, who since the election has been playing a leading role advising Trump as he prepares to enter the White House, will continue as a close advisor after he is sworn in next month, a transition team statement said.

“Kellyanne Conway has been a trusted advisor and strategist who played a crucial role in my victory,” Trump said in the statement.

“She is a tireless and tenacious advocate of my agenda and has amazing insights on how to effectively communicate our message,” he said.

Conway, 49, the first woman campaign manager of either major political party to win a presidential general election, said she was “humbled and honored” to be named to the position.

“I want to thank the president-elect for this amazing opportunity,” said Conway, who prior to her work with Trump was a political pollster and consultant specializing in targeting women voters.

“A Trump presidency will bring real change to Washington and to Americans across this great nation.”



1 Comment
  • Leo Pelliccia

    President Trump obviously has great faith in her judgement. She will help keep him “in-line” as well. Outstanding pick.

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