It’s official: Kellyanne Conway won’t be Donald Trump’s press secretary.
Conway told conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt on Monday that she won’t serve as the Trump administration’s top spokesperson.
From Daily Mail
The former Trump campaign manager and now senior adviser had hinted before that she might not work with the incoming administration and confirmed for the first time yesterday that she has ‘politely declined’ the role of press secretary.
Conway added: ‘I think it’s an incredibly important position to fill. And I know that there will be a qualified man or woman who takes that position and does an excellent job for President Trump and Vice President Pence.
‘As you can imagine, if it’s President Trump’s administration, communications will be a very important aspect of it. And there will be a number of people handling that.’
Conway, who ran the Trump campaign in its final months, was a favorite for the high-profile job.
In November, the AP reported that the president-elect offered Conway the choice of press secretary or communications director, but that she preferred to remain in an outside adviser role for unspecified reasons.
She has been open about her reluctance to take a job inside the White House. Earlier this month she tweeted that Trump will need a ‘superstructure like the one [David] Plouffe built’.
Plouffe crafted President Obama’s winning White House strategies and shied away from serving in his administration.
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