Donald Trump Adviser Kellyanne Conway Joining White House Team

Conway was his third campaign manager.

ByABC News
December 22, 2016, 7:35 AM

— -- Donald Trump has named senior transition team member Kellyanne Conway counselor to the president.

Conway, the first female campaign manager to steer a winning presidential bid, will continue to advise Trump in the White House and help coordinate his administration’s messaging. She was his third campaign manager, after Corey Lewandowski and Paul Manafort.

“Kellyanne Conway has been a trusted advisor and strategist who played a crucial role in my victory,” Trump said in a statement. “She is a tireless and tenacious advocate of my agenda and has amazing insights on how to effectively communicate our message.”

Conway was planning to move her family to Washington from New Jersey. She had been considering whether to help Trump’s efforts from outside the White House and spoke frequently about building out a political “superstructure” to help amplify his message.

“I want to thank the president-elect for this amazing opportunity,” she said in a statement. “A Trump presidency will bring real change to Washington and to Americans across this great nation.”

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