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Kellyanne Conway Biography | Who Is Kellyanne Conway
Kellyanne Conway (Kellyanne Elizabeth Fitzpatrick) is an American political consultant, pollster, and pundit. She serves as Counselor to the President in the administration of U.S. President Donald Trump.
Kellyanne Conway Education
She graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in political science from Trinity College, Washington, D.C. (now Trinity Washington University), where she was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. She then earned a Juris Doctor with honors from the George Washington University Law School in 1992.
Her cousin, Mark DeMarco, has stated that while in high school, Conway ordered members of the football team to stop bullying him; according to DeMarco, the bullying stopped. Her family is Roman Catholic.
Kellyanne Conway Career
After graduation, Conway served as a judicial clerk for Judge Richard A. Levie of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia. While a student at Trinity College, she had met and become friends with Frank Luntz, the founder, on a year abroad at Oxford University.
In 1995, Conway founded her own firm, the Polling Company. Her company has consulted on consumer trends, often trends regarding women. Her clients have included Vaseline, American Express and Hasbro.
In the 1990s, Conway, along with other young conservative women Barbara Olson, Laura Ingraham, and Ann Coulter, helped turn punditry into “stylish stardom” in both Washington and cable television and credited with setting forth Washington DC’s “sexual awakening.”
In another review of the era in the capital, Conway (then known as Fitzpatrick) put it that her “broad mind and small waist have not switched places”.
Conway, Coulter, and Ingraham, sometimes termed among others “pundettes”, also all appeared on Bill Maher’s Politically Incorrect over the period.
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Conway is a Counselor to the President in the administration of U.S. President Donald Trump. Previously, Conway was Trump’s campaign manager, having been appointed in August 2016, and is the first woman to have run a successful U.S. presidential campaign.
Conway has previously held roles as campaign manager and strategist in the Republican Party. She was formerly the president and CEO of The Polling Company, Inc./WomanTrend.
Despite Conway living in Trump World Tower for seven years from 2001 to 2008 and having conducted private polls for Trump in late 2013 when he was considering running for Governor of New York, in 2006, Conway endorsed Ted Cruz in the Republican presidential primaries and chaired a pro-Cruz political action committee.
Trump appointed Conway as a senior advisor and later campaign manager to his campaign after Cruz withdrew from the race. On December 22, 2016, Trump announced that Conway would join his administration as Counselor to the President.
Since Trump’s inauguration on January 20, 2017, Conway has been embroiled in a series of controversies: using the phrase “alternative facts”, making reference to a “Bowling Green massacre” that never occurred, and claiming that Michael Flynn had the full confidence of the president hours before he was dismissed.
Members of Congress from both parties called for an investigation of an apparent ethics violation after she publicly endorsed commercial products associated with Ivanka Trump, the president’s daughter.
On November 29, 2017, the Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced that Conway would oversee White House efforts to combat the opioid overdose epidemic.
In June 2019, the US Office of Special Counsel recommended that Kellyanne Conway be fired for “unprecedented” multiple violations of the Hatch Act of 1939.
Kellyanne Conway Age | How Old Is Kellyanne Conway?
Conway was born on January 20, 1967 in Atco, New Jersey, United States. She is 52 years old as of 2019.
Kellyanne Conway Family
Kellyanne is the daughter of John Fitzpatrick who owned a small trucking company, and Diane Fitzpatrick who worked at a bank. Her father, John, had Irish ancestry, while her mother is of Italian descent. Her parents divorced when she was three years old.
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She is married to George T. Conway III an American attorney, who is a litigation partner at the law firm Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz, and wrote the Supreme Court brief for Paula Jones during the Clinton impeachment in 1998. They live in Alpine, New Jersey.
In March 2019, President Donald Trump responded to criticism from Kellyanne’s husband George by describing George as a “stone cold LOSER & husband from hell”. Kellyanne Conway defended her boss, Trump, by saying that George Conway is “not a psychiatrist” and that Trump should be expected to respond when George, “a non-medical professional accuses him of having a mental disorder”.
Before her marriage, Conway dated the late senator and 2008 presidential candidate Fred Thompson.
Kellyanne Conway Children
She is a mother of four children; twins Claudia Conway and George IV Conway, Charlotte Conway, and Vanessa Conway.
Kellyanne Conway Religion
Raised in a Roman Catholic family, Kellyanne said in January 2017 that she continues to be a practicing Catholic.
Kellyanne Conway Net Worth | How Much Is Kellyanne Conway Worth?
Conway has an estimated net worth of $39.3 million which she has earned through being an entrepreneur.
Kellyanne Conway Salary
She one of the highest-paid White House employees, earning a salary of $179,700.
Kellyanne Conway Book
In 2005, Kellyanne and Democratic pollster Celinda Lake co-authored What Women Really Want: How American Women Are Quietly Erasing Political, Racial, Class, and Religious Lines to Change the Way We Live.
Kellyanne Conway Sexual Assult
In a September 2018 interview with Jake Tapper on CNN, Conway stated she was the victim of a sexual assault.
Kellyanne Conway Email | Contact Kellyanne Conway
Her personal contacts are not disclosed to the public but you can reach her through her social media account (Twitter).
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Kellyanne Conway Facelift
In 2017, Kellyanne defended Trump’s controversial “face-lift” tweet against MSNBC’s Mika Brzezinski. Appearing on Fox and Friends, Conway argued that Trump was defending himself, while his tweeting habit at large is a way to cut out “the middleman” and give Americans “the information they need.”
“It’s incredible to watch people play armchair psychologists, outwardly ridiculing the president’s physicalities, his mental state, calling him names that you wouldn’t want children to call people on the playground, you would punish them for doing that, and then all of a sudden feigning shock when he wants to fight back and defend himself and hopefully change the conversation,” Conway said in a clip from the Fox News segment.
President Trump had tweeted that “low I.Q. Crazy Mika, along with Psycho Joe, came to Mar-a-Lago 3 nights in a row around New Year’s Eve,” and added that Mika Brzezinski was “bleeding badly from a face-lift” at the time — a comment that many women lawmakers have condemned as a sexist attack. Conway has become notorious for dodging questions about the president, and this time did not disappoint. Instead of addressing the content of Trump’s tweets, she pointed out that they’re a great way for him to communicate with the American people.
“It’s his way of cutting out the middle man,” she said on Fox & Friends. Then, on Good Morning America, she added that the president “sent out about roughly 160 tweets in the month of June … 120 or so of them were about policy, [which] gets very little coverage.” In other words, she asserted that Trump’s use of Twitter was a net positive, no matter what he said.
On Fox, Conway went on to beat her familiar Donald-Trump-is-great-for-women drum, saying, “I go by what people do, not what people say about them, [and] this is a man who for decades has been elevating women to the highest positions. This is a man who’s doing what he can do on behalf of America’s women.”
Conway told ABC anchor George Stephanopoulos that, although she didn’t endorse the president’s tweets, she did endorse “his ability to fight back when he is attacked.” “It doesn’t help the American people to have a president covered in this light,” she continued. “I’m sorry. It’s neither productive nor patriotic. The toxicity is over the top.”
It’s become a sort of pattern for the White House to trot out its female spokespeople when the president is accused of sexism — yesterday Deputy Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders told Fox & Friends that the president felt “bullied” by Brzezinski, and who could forget Ivanka Trump proclaiming “my father is a feminist” after a poll showed that the majority of women voters disapproved of him. Conway, too, has repeatedly touted the president’s history of hiring women at his construction companies while ignoring the allegations of sexual misconduct that numerous women have made against him.
Meanwhile, Brzezinski and her co-host, Joe Scarborough, published an op-ed in the Washington Post Friday morning claiming that (a) the president is mentally unfit to hold office, and (b) he tried to blackmail them by threatening them with bad coverage in the National Enquirer — troll begets troll, as they say.
Kellyanne Conway Snl
In 2017, Saturday Night Live aired what could be one of its most terrifying sketches, a parody of the recent film adaptation of Stephen King’s IT starring Kate McKinnon’s Kellyanne Conway character as “Kellywise” the clown.
In the videotaped skit, which went viral, Alex Moffat played CNN’s Anderson Cooper and scoffs at a producer’s suggestion to book the counselor to President Donald Trump, the woman who once appeared regularly on TV news shows and had famously coined the phrase “alternative facts” in January.
“Are we that desperate?” Moffat’s Cooper asks.
He then walked on the sidewalk in a rainstorm and lost his papers, which flew into a storm drain. Like Pennywise, Kellywise appeared inside and addresses Cooper.
“It’s me,” she says. “Kellyanne Conway. But you can call me Kellywise. Kellywise the dancing clown.”
“What did you do to your makeup?” Moffat’s Cooper asks.
“I toned it down,” she replies. “Put me on TV.”
“We need each other to survive,” she later says. “Put me on TV or I’ll have to show you your greatest fear.”
She then displayed a couple of fake newspaper front pages with headlines about what could be Cooper’s worst nightmares.
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House Oversight threatens to subpoena Kellyanne Conway
The House Oversight and Reform Committee will vote to authorize a subpoena for White House counselor Kellyanne Conway on Wednesday if she does not show up for the panel’s hearing on her alleged violations of the Hatch Act, according to amemo sent to lawmakers.
The U.S. Office of Special Counsel has cited Conway for multiple violations of the Hatch Act, and earlier this month, Special Counsel Henry J. Kerner recommended that President Donald Trump terminate her White House employment.
Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.), the chairman of the committee, invited both Kerner and Conway to attend Wednesday’s hearing. Cummings asked Conway to inform the panel by Monday at 5 p.m. whether she plans to attend. As of Friday, according to the committee’s memo, neither Conway nor the White House had responded.
The Hatch Act bars federal employees from participating in political speech while performing their official duties. The OSC is an independent federal agency.
Conway has grown defiant over the multiple alleged violations of the Hatch Act. Last month, she brushed off the allegations, telling reporters, “If you’re trying to silence me through the Hatch Act, it’s not going to work.” She also joked about the law, saying, “Let me know when the jail sentence starts.”
White House spokesman Steven Groves accused the OSC of trying to “weaponize” the Hatch Act, and said the OSC’s June 13 report disregards Conway’s First Amendment rights to free speech. Trump has said he does not plan to fire Conway.
The OSC first dinged Conway for Hatch Act violations after she commented on the Alabama Senate race in 2017. More recently, the OSC said, Conway was improperly using her White House position to weigh in on the 2020 presidential race.
“Ms. Conway’s advocacy against the Democratic candidates and open endorsement of the president’s re-election effort during both official media appearances and on her Twitter account constitute prohibited personnel activity under the Hatch Act,” the OSC’s June 13 report said.
The Oversight Committee has been investigating the Trump administration on a host of issues, including alleged abuses with the security clearance process and the decision to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census.