Kellyanne Conway acknowledges Biden win, makes pitch to work with ‘future administrations’

‘It looks like Joe Biden and Kamala Harris will prevail,’ says the former White House counsellor

Oliver O'Connell
New York
Friday 04 December 2020 22:13
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Former White House adviser Kellyanne Conway acknowledge that Joe Biden won the election during an interview.

Donald Trump’s former counselor said: “If you look at the vote totals in the Electoral College tally, it looks like Joe Biden and Kamala Harris will prevail.”

“I assume the electors will certify that and it will be official. We, as a nation, will move forward, because we always do,” she added in an interview with The 19th.

Once campaign manager for Mr Trump, Ms Conway said: “The president wants to exhaust all of his legal avenues, as he has made clear many times. His team is doing that, and that is his right.”

Ms Conway voiced a commitment to the peaceful transfer of power in a democracy, “no matter whose administration goes into whose administration”.

She also said she was open to working with “future administrations”.

“If there’s anything I can ever do to help … they can count on me.”

Ms Conway made history as the first woman to run a winning presidential campaign, before taking up a role in the White House as one of the president’s closest advisers.

She spoke to The 19th as part of a wide-ranging live interview focused on the women’s electorate in 2020.

Dismissing the narrative of there being a “women’s vote”, Ms Conway said: “Women and men usually care about the same issues, but sometimes look at them very differently.”

As one of his longest-serving advisers, Ms Conway credited the president with giving her the opportunity to be his campaign manager. He “elevated me and, more importantly, empowered me” she said.

“When he asked me to be campaign manager, he and I didn’t realise no woman had ever done it for a Republican campaign,” Ms Conway recalled. “He wanted me to do it because he thought I had great political instincts and organizational skills, was great on TV, and was very good with the staff.”

Always a loyal and staunch defender of the president, Ms Conway left the White House in August, saying in a statement she wanted to focus on her family.

Ms Conway continues to speak with Mr Trump, sometimes offering informal advice.

Her husband George is a staunch anti-Trump Republican and was a cofounder of political action committee The Lincoln Project whose mission was to encourage Republicans to vote for Joe Biden.

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