Trump Names Kellyanne Conway To Senior Advisory Role

December 22, 2016 8:19 a.m.

President-elect Donald Trump’s transition team announced Thursday that his former campaign manager Kellyanne Conway would join his incoming administration as counselor to the president.

According to the statement, Conway “will continue her role as a close advisor to the president” and work with “senior leadership” on behalf of Trump’s administration.

Trump praised her as a “tireless and tenacious advocate” who “played a crucial role” in his election victory, as quoted in the statement.

The statement also lauded Trump’s victory as a triumph that “shattered the glass ceiling for women,” citing Conway’s status as the first female campaign manager to work for a candidate who won the presidential election.

Conway said she was “humbled and honored” to be named to the position.

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