When Donald Trump moves into the Oval Office, his “right hand man” will be a woman: Kellyanne Conway, who served as director of his Presidential campaign.
In a statement released Thursday, Trump acknowledged that Conway, who had been struggling to find a place in his inner circle, competing with strong personalities like Steve Bannon and Reince Priebus, would serve as Counselor to the President.
“She is a tireless and tenacious advocate of my agenda and has amazing insights on how to effectively communicate our message,” Trump wrote to media, adding that Conway was “crucial” to his Election Day victory.
Conway said that she couldn’t pass up such a high-profile position.
— Fox News (@FoxNews) December 22, 2016
Conway’s acceptance of a White House job is surprising, given her recent comments to a POLITICO forum on women in the workforce, in which she implied that no mother should work in the White House.
“My children are 12, 12, 8, and 7, which is bad idea, bad idea, bad idea, bad idea for mom going inside [the White House],” Conway told the audience. “They have to come first and those are very fraught ages.”
She said she told male colleagues who questioned why she would hesitate to take a White House job not to ask the question of whether they would take the job, but to ask instead, “Would you want your wife to?”
“And you really see their entire visage change,” she said, “It’s like, oh, no, they wouldn’t want their wife to take that job.”
Now, apparently, Conway has decided to care full time for President-Elect Trump, who at the fraught age of 70 still needs help with impulse control and managing his screentime.
Progressive feminists, of course, were quick to criticize Conway’s move — not just on the grounds of hypocrisy, but on the grounds that Trump is an unapologetic misogynist.
Kellyanne was immediately besieged by progressive feminists who were “concerned” that she would feel out of place as the key adviser to the man she, by some accounts single-handedly, helped to elect.
Her elevation is not an achievement for American women, they proclaimed, despite Conway being the first female campaign manager of either party to win a Presidential election, and the first female Counselor to the President. In fact, according to social media’s most vocal women’s equality experts, Conway represents a step back for womankind.
It must be hard for Kellyanne Conway to teach her children that lying is bad when they see mommy on TV making a career of it.
— shauna (@goldengateblond) December 22, 2016
Kellyanne Conway accepted a job in Trump’s WH after saying she wouldn’t. I guess she went back on a promise she made to her pussy.
— Bette Midler (@BetteMidler) December 22, 2016
Kellyanne Conway didn't break the glass ceiling. She sealed it, by helping elect a sexual predator who will set back #womensrights 100 yrs,
— CeeLee (@CeeLeeMusic) December 22, 2016
Fortunately, Conway was prepared with an acerbic quip, assuring those expressing their heartfelt concerns that her children would not be left to be raised by the wolves of northern Virginia, because unlike the last few Democratic Presidents, she has only one job and one weekend pastime.
Kellyanne Conway said this today on Fox Business pic.twitter.com/IhpTcv3yT9
— Shane Goldmacher (@ShaneGoldmacher) December 22, 2016
It turns out that ladies can have it all. Because men are terrible.
It’s not clear whether she ran that quip by her boss before she let it fly, though — he’s not only on his third wife, but he owns several golf courses and resorts.