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.”