— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) October 26, 2019
Donald Trump’s intrepid 49-year-old campaign manager, Kellyanne Conway, will go down in history as the first woman to ever manage a successful presidential campaign.
The veteran Republican pollster and mother of four became Trump’s campaign manager in late August, shortly after her predecessor, Paul Manafort, resigned from the post. Manafort had assumed the role of campaign manager following Trump’s firing of Corey Lewandowski, a New Hampshire native and GOP campaign operative who ran the operation through the primary.
From the moment she was placed at the helm of Trump’s campaign to the final 72 hours of the election, Conway seemed to possess an acute understanding of how to guide the blustery billionaire toward discipline and his eventual success.
Toward the end of the election, Conway told reporters that she never hesitated to air her frustrations when Trump would wander off message or land himself at the center of controversy after making some outlandish remark.
For example, she recalled telling Trump, “You and I are in a fight for the next 17 days,” following his speech in Gettysburg, Pa. last month when he vowed to sue every woman who accused him of sexual assault “after the election is over.” Conway told CNN the comment made Trump sound defeated and as though he expected to lose to Hillary Clinton.
“He was like, ‘OK, honey. Then we’ll win,'” she said.
h/t Builder of the Adytum