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That’s a resounding NO from Lou Dobbs …
During a discussion Thursday with frequent guest Ed Rollins, a political strategist who serves as the co-chairman of the Donald Trump Great America PAC, Fox Business Network host Lou Dobbs shut down the idea of White House counselor Kellyanne Conway reviving some of her role as the president’s campaign manager.
Yes, it’s true that she performed spectacularly well in the role during the 2016 presidential election, but times and circumstances change — sometimes drastically so.
Listen to the two’s back-and-forth below, via FBN’s “Lou Dobbs Tonight“:
(Source: Fox News)
“I have I have a somewhat different view on that,” Dobbs bluntly said after Rollins suggested Conway return to working on President Donald Trump’s campaign.
“Because Kellyanne right now, I mean my gosh, her daughter is on social media, her husband attacking the president has an organization behind it, it’s a very difficult thing for her not to be a distraction, particularly if she were at the forefront of a campaign.”
“I think that …,” Rollins tried rebutting, only to be sharply cut off by Dobbs.
“No, no, please, let me finish, if I may add,” the FBN host said.
“What is the one thing this president can do, what can he emphasize — whether it’s politics, a stratagem, whether it’s people, it’s a policy emphasis — what is the one thing you would recommend that the president do to assure his victory in November?”
Rollins replied with a standard answer, and thus the idea of Conway returning to the president’s campaign disappeared into the dustbins of history.
The idea was short-lived likely because, as Dobbs said, Conway has already become a distraction from President Donald Trump’s agenda due entirely to her family.
On one side is her daughter, an anti-Trump zealot who enjoys dancing on social media while trashing her mother’s employer.
Case in point (*Graphic language warning):
On the other is Conway’s husband, an anti-Trump zealot whose entire life seems to revolve around obsessively hating his wife’s employer.
Rollins originally brought up the idea of Conway reviving her role after Dobbs asked him to comment on former campaign manager Brad Parscale’s ouster and replacement with White House political director Bill Stepien.
“It was a necessary move. One, you need to bring some intensity to this campaign. Bill is one of the top in the country, he worked for [Chris] Christie, [Rudy] Giuliani, he was the White House political director, he knows how to run campaigns,” he said.
“Parscale, obviously, is a media genius but has never won any kind of a campaign before. The [campaign] was not intense. You can go in anytime on weekends, nobody was around. You need to have a campaign with the time that’s left here, every single person has to be working 12, 14-hour days 7 days a week. Bill will make that happen.”
He added that it’s “equally important” that Stepien report directly to the president instead of reporting to White House adviser Jared Kushner, the president’s step-son.
Dobbs responded by pointing out that no matter what happens, Kushner will likely continue to have an outsized influence on the campaign.
“The understanding is that the president’s son-in-law is in charge of the campaign, in charge of so many things. He is the one who announced the change itself, which suggests that he will remain a strong voice over the campaign,” he said.
“He can be a voice. He can’t run it. There’s a lot of things he doesn’t know anything about. Campaigns is something he definitely doesn’t know anything about it. The people in the White House who know something about campaigns are Kellyanne Conway,” Rollins replied.
“She needs to get more involved. She was a campaign manager last time. I would get her involved and be a constructive force, not a destructive force. She’s never been.”
And that’s when Dobbs shut him down.
The discussion between the two happened a day after Conway’s daughter, Claudia, shared a trolling video to social media in which she called her mom “Smelly Kelly” and mockingly claimed she’d “been cured from my radical leftism.”
— Kimia (@alkeemi) July 16, 2020
Because of her “radical leftism,” Claudia has become uber-popular among grown Democrat men and women who for some reason think the rebellious antics of a child are worth celebrating as heroic gestures.
My reactions, in real time:
1) Wow, she’s gorgeous
2) Oh, Kellyanne Conway is her mom, poor thing
3) she’s funny AF
4) i’m in love with her
— Langdon Bosarge (@HeyLangdon) June 30, 2020
At least one of them helped produce a free thinking, independent minded young woman. At 15 she’s smarter than 63M American that believed Trump’s bullshit, especially the 30 or so remaining idiots that still do.
— Melody #Remove45🆘 (@MsDuhMeanor) June 30, 2020
These are no doubt the same sorts of “brilliant” leftists who think pimple-faced teenagers should be voting in American elections.
“I literally woke up to hundreds and hundreds of thousands of views of people cheering me on and saying they stan me and all this stuff. It’s just so beautiful for me, and I think that’s the beauty of this generation,” Claudia recently told Business Insider in an interview.
What a hero …
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