White House counselor Kellyanne Conway has earned herself the reputation of being one of Donald Trump’s most annoying, outspoken mouth pieces not only in his administration. She’s one of the closest administration members to Trump, and will come to his defense at the drop of a dime, no matter how ridiculous his antics get. However, this might have all been an act.
It’s been recently revealed in a Time’s Firsts video series interview that Conway actually told her own daughters that they could support Trump’s 2016 rival, Hillary Clinton. That’s right – Conway’s three daughters, all under the age of 12, were actually encouraged by their mother to support her boss’ opponent. We can only imagine how Trump is going to explode when he hears about this!
Conway explained to Time that she’d told her daughters she could support Trump, but still be excited about the possibility of having a female president. Conway said:
“In explaining how I feel about one thing that Donald Trump said or did to my daughters, I would be remiss in not revealing the full conversation, which is also why Mommy, who’s a woman, did not support the first female presidential candidate for a major party.
I would tell them that I respect very much that Secretary Clinton was running for president, and it showed that in this country, anybody can do anything if they set their mind to it. At the same time, I tried to explain to them that you could be excited for someone with whom you disagree, and share in that moment in history as a proud American.”
Perhaps there is a tiny hint of humanity in Conway after all.
In her interview, Conway also spoke about her experience as Trump’s former campaign manager and her role as the first women to champion a successful campaign. Conway reflected that when she’d started working for the GOP, she had to get used to being the only woman in the room. Conway stated that during her time as a pollster that she would “walk into the RNC” and it would be like “walking into the men’s locker room at the Elks Club holding a bachelor party.”
“My comfort level came in learning how to think like a man and to behave like a lady.”
But despite the role model she has become for girls interested in politics, Conway is still backwards in her support for Trump. She still continues to defend and work for him, despite his sexism and misogyny toward women. Until her actions start to align with her supposed values, no one can take Conway seriously. Meanwhile, we can expect Trump to throw his next hissy fit about the fact that one of his closest counselors has betrayed him.