What is the likelihood that KELLYANNE CONWAY, counselor par excellence to Donald Trump, would simply leave the White House on the eve of the Republican convention? Not very likely unless Conway, a master pollster reader realizes that the ship is on its way to the bottom of the sea, and it makes no sense to go down with it when there is an exit right in front of her. Conway informed the White House that she would be leaving the administration at the end of the month. According to a senior administration official, she informed the president of her decision on Sunday evening in the Oval Office.
In a statement on Sunday, Conway cited as the reason for her departure were the challenges of distance learning this fall for her four children, “teens and ‘tweens starting a new academic year, in middle school and high school, remotely from home for at least a few months.”
Conway has been by Trump since he declared his presidency in 2015, and she represents and amplifies the worst and the best about Trump. She is a master communicator who championed the term “alternative reality,” suggesting that Trump lives in a different world and reality than the rest of us. When the president says something factually incorrect and can easily be proved wrong, the president lives in an alternate universe where what he says is always correct.
For the last three years, Conway has gone to war defending the indefensible. She has gone after the media, referring to CNN and others as fake news networks.
On the other hand, her husband, George Conway, a vocal critic of Mr. Trump, is making a different change. On Sunday night George Conway announced on Twitter, “So I’m withdrawing from @ProjectLincoln to devote more time to family matters. And I’ll be taking a Twitter hiatus.” He added, “Needless to say, I continue to support the Lincoln Project and its mission. Passionately.”
The Lincoln Project, which was co-founded by George Conway, has been spending millions on television ads and digital campaigns to defeat Mr. Trump.
Kellyanne Conway also said of her departure, “This is completely my choice and my voice,” and said that “in time,” she’ll announce her future plans. She added, “For now, and for my beloved children, it will be less drama, more mama.”