Kellyanne Conway was an invaluable asset during the election where she skillfully guided the campaign to victory. She was rewarded when Donald Trump announced early Thursday morning that will serve as counselor to the president when he takes office.
According to a statement released by the transition team, Conway will continue her role as a close adviser to Trump, working with senior leadership to further the his administration’s goals.
“Kellyanne Conway has been a trusted adviser and strategist who played a crucial role in my victory. She is a tireless and tenacious advocate of my agenda and has amazing insights on how to effectively communicate our message. I am pleased that she will be part of my senior team in the West Wing,” Trump said.
“A Trump presidency will bring real change to Washington and to Americans across this great nation. I am humbled and honored to play a role in helping transform the movement he has led into a real agenda of action and results,” Conway added.
The Hill noted,
Conway previously turned down a position as the president-elect’s press secretary, and was rumored to be taking an external position working for the Trump administration.
“My family is going to move to Washington D.C. and I will either stay outside and run the political super structure or I will go into the West Wing and take a position right next to the president where I feel like I can serve him in the way I advise him off-camera, which is most of the advice and counsel I give,” she said on Tuesday, hinting at a her new role as a counselor.