Kellyanne Conway

Kellyanne Conway

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Kellyanne Conway is the Special Counselor to the United States President Donald Trump and Chief White House Strategist, serving with Steve Bannon. Since coming to the Trump camp during the 2016 presidential election, Conway has become one of the chief speakers on behalf of the president and is known for her forceful pivots mid-conversation.


Since graduating college, Kellyanne Conway worked as a pollster, first at Luntz Research Companies and then at her own polling outfit, The Polling Company, which she founded in 1995.

Throughout the 90s, Conways, along with several other conservative women, including Ann Coulter became known on the talkshow circuit for changing how commentators and pundits looked, sounded and dressed.[2] A frequent guest on Politically Incorrect with Bill Maher, Conway and her female colleagues were occasionally referred to as "pundettes."[1]

Political Career

Kellyanne Conway came into public light during the 2016 presidential election, when she publicly endorsed Ted Cruz and chaired a political action committee (PAC) to support his campaign. During that time, she made numerous negative comments about then-presidential nominee Donald Trump, speaking out against him on such topics as Trump University and his conservatism. She officially left the Cruz campaign when Cruz suspended the campaign in mid-2016.

Weeks after the suspension of the Cruz campaign, Conway joined the Trump campaign as a senior advisor. On August 19th, 2016, she was promoted to campaign manager, making her the first woman in U.S. history to successfully run a presidential campaign, having served for 10 weeks.

Following Trump's victory, Conway was appointed Senior Counsel to the President and White House Chief Strategist, which she serves with Steve Bannon.

Alternative Facts

Two days after the inauguration of President Trump, January 22nd, 2017, Conway appeared on Meet the Press with Chuck Todd to discuss some of the factually incorrect statements made by White House press secretary Sean Spicer, which she referred to as alternative facts.

That day, the phrase "alternative facts" and the hashtag "#alternativefacts" started trending on Twitter (examples below). The expression quickly became a catchphrase for the administration, specifically when misstating easily provable facts.

Matthew A. Cherry @MatthewACherry Follow ' Real Facts vs. #AlternativeFacts Michael Blackmon * @blackmon Follow V A fact vs. an alternative fact Seth Young @sethyoung Follow V Meet my new cat. He is the best cat. Of course he's a cat. Yes, stand by cat. This is arn alternative fact

Kellyanne Conway's 'Working Hard' Photo

Kellyanne Conway's 'Working Hard' Photo refers to a picture of United States President Donald Trump and his campaign manager Kellyanne Conway looking at a Macbook. After the photograph was tweeted by Conway in late November 2016, it widely circulated on Twitter accompanied by various humorous captions and photoshopped computer screens.

Bowling Green Massacre

Bowling Green Massacre is a fictional terror attack described by Counselor to the President Kellyanne Conway during a televised interview, which was widely mocked on social media in early February 2017.

On February 2nd, 2017, Conway appeared as a guest on Hardball with Chris Matthews, where she asserted that an attack known as the "Bowling Green Massacre" occurred in 2009 in Bowling Green, Kentucky, leading President Barack Obama to impose a six-month ban on Iraqi refugees (shown below). The interview became the subject of mockery online and at anti-Trump protests.

Kellyanne Conway's Microwave Spying Gaffe

Kellyanne Conway's Microwave Spying Gaffe refers to a statement made by Counselor to the President Kellyanne Conway, in which she claimed microwaves were being used as surveillance cameras during an interview in early March 2017.


Kellyanne Conway's Oval Office Couch Photo

Kellyanne Conway's Oval Office Couch Photo refers to a photograph of Conway seated on a couch in the oval office on top of her legs. After the photo began circulating online in late February 2017, many expressed outrage toward Conway for placing her feet on the couch.

Personal Life

Kellyanne married George T. Conway, the litigator who wrote the Supreme Court brief to impeach President Bill Clinton, on April 28th, 2001. The two have four children and live in Alpine, NJ.

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