Conway’s Remarkable Response to Question about Work-Family Balance

Kellyanne Conway speaking at the 2015 CPAC

President-elect Donald Trump’s future counselor Kellyanne Conway was recently asked how would she balance work and family in the coming years. Conway, 49, who is a mother of four, replied that for her things are quite simple.

I don’t play golf, and I don’t have a mistress, so I have a lot of time that a lot of these other men don’t,

Conway told Fox News on Thursday.

She added that she knows a lot of men who waste an “awful lot of time” on the golf course on weekends. Though she said that they have a right to do it, she pledged to keep her kids close. And she can do it easily because the entire family lives under the same roof.

Conway’s Plans Different from Trump’s

Trump’s former campaign manager made history this year for being the first woman that led a U.S. presidential campaign to success. And she did it with a 7-year-old, an 8-year-old, and 12-year-old twins at home. She is now the highest-ranking woman in the future administration.

Her plans differ visibly from president-elect’s. Trump’s underage son Barron will not be able to see his father very often as he will live in New York with his mother, rather than in the White House.

In addition, Trump has a flourishing business focused on golfing. His golf courses are spread across the world from the United Arab Emirates to New Jersey. There is also the Trump National Golf Club, which Conway may not join because of her domestic duties.

She also said that every man or woman should do what’s best for their family. And she added that she was looking forward to continuing the discussion as a nation on the work-family balance for both men and women.

Yet she refused other job offers in the transition because they would have kept her away from her underage children.

Conway Honored to Serve as Presidential Counselor

Reportedly, the transition team wanted her to become the White House’s press secretary. However, she said an advisory position would better fit her. When Trump nominated her as presidential counselor she thanked him for the “amazing opportunity.”

She believes a Trump administration would mean a real change for all Americans and the political class. In addition, she said she was both “humbled” and “honored” to be able to help with implementing an “agenda of action and results.”

On Thursday, she stated on MSNBC that a Trump administration would be a family-friendly environment. Conway based her assumption on the way president-elect is treating his own family. She also told MSNB that her major concern remains her kids. She disclosed she has seen the billionaire up close with his wife, children, and grandchildren. And from what she saw, she concluded he is “very pro-family.”

In the new political role, Conway will have to collaborate with senior leadership to find ways to communicate and execute the future administration’s policies and actions. She will be joining chief strategist Steve Bannon and chief of staff Reince Priebus in Trump’s team of senior advisers.
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