Kellyanne Conway Calls Breitbart Chief ‘Consultant,’ Says Trump ‘Chose Me to Run His Campaign’
In a moment reminiscent of Reagan Secretary of State Alexander Haig‘s “I’m in charge here” moment, new Donald Trump campaign manager Kellyanne Conway appeared to diminish the role of Breitbart News chairman and Trump campaign CEO Steve Bannon Sunday morning in an interview with Fox News Sunday’s Chris Wallace. When pressed about Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton‘s speech blasting Trump’s courtship of the racist “alt-right,” Conway told Wallace that she’s in charge, and Bannon is a mere consultant:
Chris Wallace: Bannon has called Breitbart the platform for the alt-right. Question. this is the man that Trump chose to run his campaign?
Kellyanne Conway: He chose me to manage his campaign, and I report directly to him. I will say this — the idea that Hillary Clinton, who’s been in public life for 30 years gives a speech this week, Chris, about — it was totally content-free, policy-free address about consultants, is just remarkable to me.
There was similar confusion about roles when Trump hired Paul Manafort to run his campaign alongside then-campaign manager Corey Lewandowski, so this should work out well.
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