Conway: I 'Politely Declined' Job of WH Press Secretary

Leah Barkoukis
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Posted: Dec 13, 2016 9:25 AM
Conway: I 'Politely Declined' Job of WH Press Secretary

Kellyanne Conway said after President-elect Trump won the election that she would serve in “whatever capacity” he asked—but that doesn’t include White House press secretary, apparently.

In an interview with conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt, Conway confirmed she was offered the position but turned it down.

“I have politely declined that job, Hugh, and I completely agree,” she said. “I think it’s an incredibly important position to fill. And I know that there will be a qualified man or woman who takes that position and does an excellent job for President Trump and Vice President Pence.”

She continued: “As you can imagine, if it’s President Trump’s administration, communications will be a very important aspect of it. And there will be a number of people handling that. But you’re right, and we can also expect that, I think the skeptical, the hostile press will continue the way they have, frankly, in this last five weeks since he got elected. And I think many of them are election deniers still fighting the last war, still thinking we’re in the permanent campaign.”