Trump names Kellyanne Conway as presidential counsellor

Donald Trump and his campaign manager Kellyanne Conway on election night rally in Manhattan, New York, on 9 November 2016Image copyright

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Ms Conway had said previously she planned to move her family to Washington to serve Mr Trump

Donald Trump has appointed key adviser Kellyanne Conway as counsellor to the president.

The US president-elect said Ms Conway, who was his third campaign manager, had “played a crucial role in my victory”.

“She is a tireless and tenacious advocate of my agenda and has amazing insights on how to effectively communicate our message,” he said.

Ms Conway, who is a regular on television news programmes, joined the campaign in August.

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Kellyanne Conway was Mr Trump’s third campaign manager

The 49-year-old Republican strategist had previously suggested her other role as mother to four young children might deter her from taking on a high-level White House job.

“Mom of four is not [in] most job descriptions,” she tweeted earlier this month.

Ms Conway, a veteran pollster, was credited with helping to steady the Trump campaign after a 2005 video leaked to the media in which the businessman was heard making obscene comments about women.

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Ms Conway and her high-powered lawyer husband George Conway have four kids and a Welsh Corgi

“I want to thank the President-elect for this amazing opportunity,” Ms Conway – who has been dubbed the “Trump whisperer” – said in a transition team statement.

“A Trump presidency will bring real change to Washington and to Americans across this great nation.”

Trump names Kellyanne Conway as presidential counsellor

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