Kellyanne Conway, a senior adviser to President Donald Trump and one of his longest-serving aides, is leaving the White House at the end of the month. Conway, whose title is counselor to the president, was the first woman to manage a presidential campaign to victory. Conway informed the President of her decision Sunday night in the Oval Office. In a statement, Conway said she and her husband, George Conway, were making the decision based on what they think is best for their four children.
Conway wrote of herself and her husband: “We disagree about plenty, but we are united on what matters most: the kids. Our four children are teens and ‘tweens starting a new academic year in the middle school and high school that will be conducted remotely from home for a least a few months. As millions of parents nationwide know, kids ‘doing school from home’ requires a level of attention and vigilance that is as unusual as these times. This is completely my choice and my voice. In time, I will announce future plans. For now, and for my beloved children, it will less drama, more mama.” George Conway, a conservative lawyer and outspoken critic of the president, is stepping back from his role on the Lincoln Project, an outside group of Republicans devoted to defeating Trump in November.
Conway’s announcement comes on the eve of the Republican National Convention. Conway has been intimately involved in the convention planning, and will be speaking Wednesday night about the theme of “everyday heroes.”
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