White House counselor Kellyanne Conway is one of the most powerful women in the world, but has no plans to run for office. Ever.
The mom of four said she’s not prepared to make the personal and emotional sacrifices she’d have to make to be a politician.
“It’s not just the fire in your belly anymore. You have to have the bile in your throat,” Conway told CBS Sunday Morning. “This is why I think many women do not run for office. Just to swallow so much that the country looks at you through this negative lens … [they think] you’re lying and you want money and you’re motivated by power.”
Conway loves her work, but admits that juggling her high-profile job with her hectic family life is challenging. “[My kids] are having the hardest time with this,” she said. “They’re great kids, but they’re really the worst ages for a mom to be here and away from them: 12, 12, 8 and 7.”
Conway continued: “And 24/7 Secret Service protection is tough for them. This is all new for us. And they’re struggling because it’s just different to not have a mom there as much as they’re used to, even though I’ve always worked. This is an entirely different level.”
Conway, an attorney who made history as the first woman to run a winning presidential campaign, is disgusted by the mainstream media hypocrisy and the relentless attacks against herself, her colleagues and President Trump.
If Conway were a liberal, there’s no doubt she’d be hailed as a feminist icon for her achievements, but because she’s conservative, she’s held to a “triple standard.” Since being hired by Trump, Kellyanne has been viciously attacked for her politics and subjected to sexist attacks over her looks.
The attractive 50-year-old has repeatedly been called an “ugly, anorexic drug addict” because she’s slim. Last week, sexist Democratic Congressman Cedric Richmond suggested she was a floozy because she put her feet on a couch in the Oval Office. Mainstream media completely ignored that story while spewing hysteria over her “lack of decorum.”
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— Ian Miles Cheong (@stillgray) March 4, 2017
Kellyanne Conway was also attacked for using the term “alternative facts,” when she meant “alternative information and additional facts.” The media crucified her for misspeaking, even though such mistakes happen all the time, like when the wrong winner was announced at the Academy Awards.
“I see mistakes on TV every single day and people just brush them off,” Conway said. “Everybody thinks it’s just so funny that the wrong movie was heralded as the winner of the Oscars.”
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