President-elect Donald Trump and his campaign manager Kellyanne Conway greet supporters during his election night rally in New York. REUTERS/Mike Segar
Molly Ball, The Atlantic: Kellyanne’s Alternative Universe
Will the truth ever catch up with Trump’s most skilled spin artist?
Even in triumph, Kellyanne Conway nursed a grudge. As she reflected on Donald Trump’s November victory, she made clear that she hadn’t forgotten how people treated her back when they thought she was a sure loser. Their attitude wasn’t one of outright rudeness or contempt; it was so much worse than that. It was syrupy condescension—the smarmy, indulgent niceness of people who think they’re better than you.
“ ‘Kellyanne works hard,’ ” Conway said, assuming the voice of her erstwhile sympathizers. “ ‘We all love Kellyanne, but this is a fool’s errand.’ Or ‘She’s done a really nice job, she should hold her head high, but this is just happy talk’ … You know, it was some combination of that. It was ‘We love her, but she’s full of shit.’ ”
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WNU Editor: He is right about this .... Bannon: ‘I don’t know if we would have made it’ without Kellyanne (New York Post). What's my take .... against all odds she is the first women to lead a successful Presidential campaign .... that is a remarkable accomplish that can never be taken away from her. But the next 4 years are going to be tough for her .... and what comes from that is probably going to be another story.