Kellyanne Conway may have gone down in history as the first woman to run a successful presidential bid for President Donald Trump, but that doesn't mean she didn't support Hilary Clinton. In an interview for TIME Magazine's "Firsts" video series, Conway told interviewers that she respected Clinton and what she represented, reports People Magazine.
Conway shares that she told her three elementary-school-aged daughters about Clinton. She underscored that the fact that Hillary Clinton is important because she is another woman who will go down in history. In her case, as the first female presidential nominee 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," remarked Conway, who is now a White House counselor.
However, Conway also had to explain to her daughters why she was actively campaigning against Clinton. “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."
Conway, a practicing Catholic, has four young children—three daughters and a son—with her husband, George T. Conway III, a lawyer in New York. She says told her children that you can both work against someone and still be "excited" for them.
“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.”
In the end, as we all know, it was Conway and Trump that won rather than Clinton. In the wake of his win, Conway continues to play a large part in the administration—just as she played a large part in his win.
“I’m so pleased that I have his ear and his trust as campaign manager,” she said, “and now as I take on this role as counselor to the president — the highest ranking non-relative female in his White House.”
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